Self-Taught Photographer Captures Beauty and Reality of Motherhood

Yin and Yang: How do you balance work and family?

I try not to be on my phone much unless the kiddos are napping or I am not at home anyway. It’s definitely tough!

The Drive: What challenges have you overcome?

Honestly, I am always trying to overcome my own personal feelings. Sometimes Instagram has a way of making me feel like crap, especially if my photos don’t get picked up by the algorithm. There’s nothing more infuriating than feeling upset about how many likes a photo received because although the feelings are real, you know in your head that it shouldn’t matter.

For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business?

The pros are the connections I make. The people I inspire and who inspire me. Sharing normal motherhood and letting people know they aren’t alone.

The cons are the fact that it’s not consistent, you just never know what will be a success.

Hopes and dreams: What next?

I would really love to shift outside of Instagram if possible, but I’m not sure what I would do!

Find more of Hayley’s awesome photography and become part of her community over on Instagram @th3littlestavenger.

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