Wow, time flies doesn’t it these days? My life has become all the more full this last year with juggling my new title of ‘mum’, working on super exciting projects for new clients, doing some teaching contracts, moving house and making a new life for myself and my little boy.

I don’t know about you, but I feel that these days more than ever, we are all just chasing our tails and filling our life with ‘busyness’ and getting stuck on that dreaded rat race… so I took a bit of time out from blogging to just get used to motherhood and life in general.

But today I am getting back into the swing of things again! So I am excited to make some tweaks and change direction a little and give my blog the new name of ‘Journal’! I will just be keeping this as more of a little behind the scenes diary of what I have been up to or inspired by, but with more of a personal feel.


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Instead of blogging all of my work [ which these days has become a mammoth task to keep up with! ], a selection of my completed creative projects will now be found on my new Portfolio page that has been revamped by my awesome web designer Andrea.

For really up to date regular postings, head to instagram and follow me there so that you can see what I am up to in my Wholehearted adventures!

x Hayley




A little while ago, I had the serendipitous meeting of Carla from Willow & Sage Photography. She has a love for designer and pretty pieces and an even greater love for photography. So needless to say we always have a lot to chat about!  Carla has now made herself available to collaborate on shoots with me. This is one of our more recent shoots we did of a beautiful Caloundra store called White Pepper Homewares.

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For more info about commercial packages just email me at and I can get you booked in and organise a brainstorm over a cup of tea!

x Hayley

I am so excited about this wedding fair that is coming up! Held on the Sunshine Coast [ my home! ] A Darling Affair is going to be just what its name states… and it will help brides and party throwers alike put on their own special affair. The line up of vendors is huge and with the cool vibe that the fairs are becoming reknowned for, it is sure to be a beautiful day. So to get you excited, here are the photos that I styled for their promotional shoot.

 A massive team was recruited to pull off this shoot so see the credits at the bottom of the post. A special thanks to Willow & Bird who sponsored my picnic props for our shoot. If you are eyeing off some of their picnic ware, make sure you head down as some of the pieces were still in store last I visited!

A Darling Affair
When Elephant Met Zebra
Wholehearted Studio
Willow Bud
Judy Copley Bridal
Urbbana Men’s Style Studio
Love My Food
Frozen Sunshine Iceblocks
The Chapel Woombye
The Beauty Case
Models – Jordan & Laini

This week I got to hang out with first time Mum and Dad, Sharna and Trent and their new bundle of joy at their beautiful home. Master Fletcher John Raddatz, [or 'Baby Rad' as everyone called him, when he still was in his Mum's tummy] was the perfect model. He is rad by name and rad by nature! Here are some of my favourite photos from our morning, while we chatted and had cuddles with this loveable little man. It was so lovely to spend time with this new little family and see Sharna’s little touches of styling, especially in Fletcher’s nursery.


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Little Fletcher, it was a pleasure to meet you. Welcome to the world little buddy. It is truly your oyster!

x Hayley


I just adore these photos I took for a styling collaboration with my friend Simone. I love Easter time so I had jumped at the chance to create something for this special holiday time.

Since becoming a Mum I have really started to treasure having a break. I don’t think I ever appreciated them properly before. So, stopping and having a rest this Easter weekend has meant I have had a chance to dream up some new things and get inspired all over again.


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I hope that you have had a very blessed Easter too!

x Hayley