Hayley O'Brienof Looking Glass Photography

Port Melbourne, Victoria
5 out of 5 from 8 reviews.
  • Wedding Photography

    Advertising Photography

    Model Composites Photography

    Sport Photography

    Wildlife Photography

    Architectural Photography

    Aviation Photography

    Baby/Children Photography

    Event Photography

    Family Photography

    Food Photography

    Real Estate Photography

  • Hayley O'Brien is a professional photographer based in Port Melbourne, Victoria

    Offering a full range of photographic services including portraits, corporate services, engagement sessions, weddings, special events, conferences, real estate, landscape and sports, I am a Melbourne based professional who specialises in capturing classic images with a uniquely personal touch.
    Before my previous relocation to Melbourne where I specialised in family portraits, I was the Ministerial Photographer for the Chief Minister in the NT and also University Photographer at Charles Darwin University.

    I like to take my time when shooting portraits, especially with children, as it gives people a chance to relax in front of the camera and ensures that images reflect the innate character of each subject. For similar reasons, I prefer to avoid staged studio shoots and instead use the beautiful natural surrounds of the the bay or comfortable home environments as a backdrop for my shoots.

    Working in a selection of local and international destinations including Canada, the United States of America, Europe and the beautiful Whitsundays, I have photographed a diverse range of subjects including Oprah, L'Oreal, Tony Abbott and Sir Ian Botham. I have also covered numerous large-scale events including the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the Hamilton Cup. I also have over 5 years experience in Real Estate Photography, working with Australia's top Agents from McGrath, Belle, LJ Hooker, Ray White & many more in Sydney.

    I became a photographer because I enjoy having the opportunity to reveal each persons unique beauty, character and to help people see themselves in a new light.

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    Clients

    Northern Territory Government , NT News , Charles Darwin University , L'Oreal Paris , Interior's Addict , Repco , McGrath & McGrath Magazine , Starlight Children's Foundation , Ray White , MIRVAC , Richardson & Wrench , Belle & Belle Magazine , Fairfax , Hamilton Island Times , Sydney Morning Herald , Melbourne Age , Elders , Century 21 , IGA , Tourism Australia , Lifestyle - Eat Yourself Sexy , Willow Art Company , Paperleaf Pantry , Samantha White Interiors , Willow & Dune , Central Coast Bears , Matthew A Smith Productions - MAS Productions

    Awards

    No awards listed

    Specialities

    Wedding photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Advertising photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Model Composites photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Sport photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Wildlife photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Architectural photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Aviation photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Baby/Children photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Event photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Family photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Food photography in Port Melbourne, VIC, Real Estate photography in Port Melbourne, VIC

    Industry Affiliations

    APS - Australian Photographic Society
  • Reviews (8)

    Chris Whitrod

    February 28th, 2014
    They begged me for copies. Under 6 Souths junior rugby union. Hayley took photos of their last game so that I (coach) could give the players a picture with trophy as a momento. Every parent wanted more photos. They wanted the entire CD. Parents are so proud of their kids and the photos captured such determination, playfulness, and elation. Big win to capture childrens joy, and Hayley does it best.

    Julie

    September 5th, 2013
    Hayley is an amazing photographer and a true professional and artist. She has captured many occasions for us and we were completely speechless with the quality, uniqueness and the way she made it look so effortless and natural. The photos are completely beautiful! I will definitely use her service in the future and will be recommending her to family and friends! Hayley is a truly gifted photographer and I am always really impressed with both her professionalism and creativity. Julie, Sydney

    Julie

    September 5th, 2013
    Hayley is an amazing photographer and a true professional and artist. She has captured many occasions for us and we were completely speechless with the quality, uniqueness and the way she made it look so effortless and natural. The photos are completely beautiful! I will definitely use her service in the future and will be recommending her to family and friends! Hayley is a truly gifted photographer and I am always really impressed with both her professionalism and creativity. Julie, Sydney

    Julie

    September 3rd, 2013
    Hayley is an amazing photographer and a true professional and artist. She has captured many occasions for us and we were completely speechless with the quality, uniqueness and the way she made it look so effortless and natural. The photos are completely beautiful! I will definitely use her service in the future and will be recommending her to family and friends! Hayley is a truly gifted photographer and I am always really impressed with both her professionalism and creativity. THANK YOU! Julie, Sydney

    Dominic Meler

    August 16th, 2013
    Hayleys portraits of our family are among my favourite photos of us. We had so many shots to choose from and there wasnt a bad one among them. She captured some truly awesome images & was so friendly and professional on the day of the shoot, making us feel relaxed & comfortable. We wouldnt use anyone else. I would recommend Hayley to anyone. (Sydney)

    Dominic Meler

    August 16th, 2013
    Hayleys portraits of our family are among my favourite photos of us. We had so many shots to choose from & there wasn't a bad one among them. She captured some truly awesome images & was so friendly & professional on the day of the shoot, making us feel relaxed & comfortable. We wouldnt use anyone else. I would recommend Hayley to anyone.

    Jodie Smith

    August 14th, 2013
    We have used Hayley many times over the past few years and have always been thrilled with the results. Her friendly approach makes for fun, relaxed, easy sessions with natural photos. Would highly recommend to anyone!!! Smith family (Central Coast, NSW).

    Sarah Jukes

    August 13th, 2013
    Hayley is so lovely and has a very professional approach to her photography, nothing was to hard and she always managed to get great photos from a difficult session with myself and our toddler! To anybody looking for that extra special touch Hayley is your girl. Thanks so much Hayley The jukes family ( scone nsw)

    Testimonials Submitted by the photographer

    Clare - Willow & Dune, Willow & Dune

    "Shots are out of this world amazing!!! Love Love Love!! Thanks a trillion"

    Samantha - Samantha White Interiors, Samantha White Interiors

    "They look Magnificant! Thank you!"

    Yin, Family Portrait

    "Hayley! Very very happy with the pics and there were so many! Was very kind of you to fit us in. We are so grateful & will have the memories now for years to come. Thank you x"

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