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Top Photographer Vancouver Island

Hey, i’m hayley

When I first started as a Photographer and Videographer, I noticed that most couples struggled to feel a genuine connection and comfort when posing for a camera! I decided to ditch the ‘cookie cutter’ photography methods to create a deeper bond between couples. This resulted in photographs with personality, which left couples with a rush of emotions every time they look at their photos and videos.

Just like you, I want photos of it all. All the big moments, and all the precious small ones. I have about 20,000 photos on my iPhone because I can’t get enough of capturing and keeping my memories close. 

As much as we all love taking our own photos during daily life, there’s nothing like having a professional photographer capture them for you. You get to see yourself and your relationships from the outside and in such a stunning way. I photograph the way I would want someone to photograph me, capturing ALL the photos, building connection, incorporating joy, laughter and how people really are together.

That being said, I specialize as a Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer based on Vancouver Island, BC. I also love Family Photography, Engagement Photography, Maternity Photography, and Branding! The bulk of my work takes place near Victoria or Campbell River, but I’ll never say no to traveling! I aim to create an experience during my sessions, while specializing in bright, vibrant images that showcase you and the nature that surrounds you.

Hey, i’m hayley

hayley zumkeller photography

When I first started as a Photographer and Videographer, I noticed that most couples struggled to feel a genuine connection and comfort when posing for a camera! I decided to ditch the ‘cookie cutter’ photography methods to create a deeper bond between couples. This resulted in photographs with personality, which left couples with a rush of emotions every time they look at their photos and videos.

Just like you, I want photos of it all. All the big moments, and all the precious small ones. I have about 20,000 photos on my iPhone because I can’t get enough of capturing and keeping my memories close. 

As much as we all love taking our own photos during daily life, there’s nothing like having a professional photographer capture them for you. You get to see yourself and your relationships from the outside and in such a stunning way. I photograph the way I would want someone to photograph me, capturing ALL the photos, building connection, incorporating joy, laughter and how people really are together.

That being said, I specialize as a Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer based on Vancouver Island, BC. I also love Family Photography, Engagement Photography, Maternity Photography, and Branding! The bulk of my work takes place near Victoria or Campbell River, but I’ll never say no to traveling! I aim to create an experience during my sessions while specializing in bright, vibrant images that showcase you and the nature that surrounds you.

The value of a photograph

I watched my Oma lose her memory over 8 years.

This was a major transformative moment in my life that has shaped who I am and why I do what I do. In 2008, my Oma developed a sudden case of Alzheimer’s where she lost the majority of her memory.

When she moved into a home, my entire family chose photos of the family to hang on her walls, to help her remember her history. It was so cool to see her when she was in her 20’s, walking hand in hand with my Opa after World War 2. There were also photos with her and her 4 babies (my mom), and again years later with her grandkids. Each photo told a story. Her life was all around her.

    Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer with Bride on Mountain

    In April of 2019, she passed away peacefully with family surrounding her. At the funeral, I made a slideshow of photos throughout her life. One thing I realized was the lack of photos I had with her. Each picture we had together brought all my memories back from those days together, but sadly there were so few.

    I always valued photographs, but this was when I realized the immense value they brought. With each photos, I could go back to that day and feel what it felt like to be with her. Photographs tell life stories, share family memories, showcase the best of days, bring on all the nostalgia. Photos and videos last forever.

      Who is hayley?

       

      Traveler, Artist, Athlete, Enthusiastic Extrovert, University Graduate, Filmmaker, Cat-Aunt, Best Friend, Hype Girl, and more.

      I love all things: Ketchup Chips, Scary Movies, Meteor Showers, Surfing, Camping, Ocean Dips, Black Cherry Whiteclaws, Dancing, Long Weekend Ball Tournaments, Swimming, Spikeball, Event Planning, Rollerblading, Yoga, Animals, Tofino, Popcorn, Boat Trips, and Forest Walks.

      Campbell River Videographer takes Video of Wedding Ceremony
      Victoria BC Wedding Photographer


      Victoria Wedding Photographer on a Mountain

      my mission

      my mission

      I really just want to give people photos and videos that are filled with happiness and love, which they can re-experience for the rest of their lives. My goal is to provide stunning photos that you can hang all over your walls.

      YOU DESERVE JAW DROPPING PHOTOS THAT EMBODY THE UNIQUE, PLAYFUL, AND PASSIONATE ASPECTS OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP. 

      If you’re here, I know you’ve been considering photos for awhile. Let me tell you, it’s never a bad time. Live get’s busy, things come up, time moves fast. There’s no better time then now. Let’s chat about booking you your most ideal photography session

      I really just want to give people photos and videos that are filled with happiness and love, which they can re-experience for the rest of their lives. My goal is to provide stunning photos that you can hang all over your walls.

      YOU DESERVE JAW-DROPPING PHOTOS THAT EMBODY THE UNIQUE, PLAYFUL, AND PASSIONATE ASPECTS OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP. 

      If you’re here, I know you’ve been considering photos for awhile. Let me tell you, it’s never a bad time. Live get’s busy, things come up, time moves fast. There’s no better time then now. Let’s chat about booking you your most ideal photography session

      I’m Excited to get to know you! 

      Now that you know a little about me, I’d like to know more about you! If you think we would be a good match working together, I would love to hear more about your vision and what kind of photos you’d like. I would love to answer any of your questions or just chat about photography or videography!

      Campbell River Wedding Photographer taking photos on a mountaintop
      Campbell River Wedding Photographer taking photos on a mountaintop

      I’m Excited to get to know you!

      Now that you know a little about me, I’d like to know more about you! If you think we would be a good match working together, I would love to hear more about your vision and what kind of photos you’d like. I would love to answer any of your questions or just chat about photography or videography!



      Want to have another look at my Portfolio?

      WANT TO HAVE ANOTHER LOOK AT MY PORTFOLIO?

      Brand photographer takes photos of DubTub products in Victoria BC

      PROFESSIONAL BRANDS

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      WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY

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      WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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      COUPLES & ENGAGEMENTS

      Wedding Photos in Victoria BC at the lake

      WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY

      Wedding Photography in Campbell River BC

      WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

      Engagement Photography Campbell River BC

      COUPLES & ENGAGEMENTS

      Brand photographer takes photos of DubTub products in Victoria BC

      PROFESSIONAL BRANDS