I am Hayley Narvaez, pronounced Nar (with a fancy roll of the tongue)-by-eth). I was born in Sydney, grew up in Perth and spent many school holidays down in Margs. Most of my 20's were spent abroad, eager to see the world, explore new landscapes and experience other cultures. After several years, I "settled" in San Sebastian, Spain, where I met my husband, found my passion for film and discovered my obsession for croquettes, tortilla, Spanish shoes and international tv series. It's fair to say that travel and my time living in Spain were the biggest inspiration for my creativity and love for documenting life through film.
I have since returned home and become a wife and dog mumma to Indie. When I am not filming, I am teaching English as a second language. One of the biggest misconceptions is that you need to speak another language in order to teach English. Can I speak another language? I can speak some Spanish but still have a long way to go! I CAN count to 10 in 8 different languages, so I'm pretty chuffed with that.
As a person, I am probably more of an ambivert, if that's what we are called? My feet are always itchy and ready to explore new places. I guess I am a bit of an adrenalin junkie (jumping out of perfectly good planes or off ridiculously big cliffs, pitching tents next to lions (unintentionally) in Tanzania sort of thing). I love adventure and getting out there and trying new things but to those who don't know me, I can seem bit quiet at first. I love to dance! Am I a good dancer? Not really. Does that stop me? no.
who are my films for?
the hopeless romantics, the couples which push the boundaries, the quirky, the party animals, the free spirited and everything in between
No two wedding films should be the same just as no two couples are the same. Every couple is uniquely different; some are quirky, some are wild romantics and others are all about the party. I aim to capture your day in a way that truely reflects you as a couple.
There is something special about weddings, the way in which your people come together, the energy, the laughs, the tears, the moves that are bust out on the dance floor. As an observer and people watcher, this is my paradise. I will film your wedding as candidly as possible, capturing those natural connections, those moments of beauty that could otherwise go unseen. Whilst I do capture some of the bits and bobs of the wedding like rings and dresses etc. my main focus will always be about the people. Let's face it, in years to come, the memories that will matter the most are those real and honest connections.
"I was really on the fence about getting a videographer but a friend persuaded me to give it a go and I am so glad I did. Hayley did a fantastic job filming our wedding and was so lovely to have with us on our wedding day. It is honestly one of the most special things for us now, even my parents were in tears watching it again and that alone was worth it. If you're after a talented, creative, all-round wonderful human to film your wedding book this lady ASAP."
-Annaleise + Shane
Warm and Fuzzies
"Hayley filmed our wedding and we were blown away by what she created. She was extremely professional and captured the most beautiful parts of our wedding. I love being able to sit down and relive the moments with my husband as they seemed to pass so quickly on the day. I highly recommend Hayley. "
-Rachel + Stephen
"We have finally had a chance to look at our films and they are amazing! we keep saying how the money spent on the videography was one of the best spent money. Thank you so much you have done such a superb job!"
- Kim + Nathan