At Chris Hay Photography, our goal is to create a portrait that will touch your heart and one that you’ll be proud to display for a lifetime.



The Team

Paula and I have been a husband-and-wife team since 1981, defying all the arguments that “married couples can’t work together” ! Both artists in our own right, we each bring a style and presence to the studio that is evident in all we do. Attention to detail . . . that’s really what we’re all about. We don’t scrimp on anything when it comes to making a portrait you’ll be proud of. There’s also a continual education process that we all take advantage of to keep up with new techniques, equipment and products to better serve our clients. I think you’ll find us very easy to get along with every step of the way. There’s nothing hurried about a portrait session here, nor is there any pressure to “buy”. We DO have a guarantee, though, that you’ll love your portraits and we’ll do whatever it takes to get you there !


The Studio

Situated on one of the prettiest streets in Somerset, we get almost as many compliments on our studio as we do on our portraiture ! Once you’ve visited, you’ll understand why. It is both a home and a studio, so the line sometimes blurs a little on where the boundaries are, but that’s the way we like it. In addition to the spacious and inviting interior, our outdoor garden courtyard is a calming sanctuary. There are so many portrait backgrounds available, it’s sometimes hard to decide where to start !

Well, that’s what we’re all about . Please feel free to stop in or contact us with any questions you might have about your portrait or wedding and relax . . . we’ll take it from here !

Portrait Sessions and Wedding Info



Studio and location portraiture

Besides our studio, we can photograph you almost anywhere your heart desires. The only limitation is your imagination ! We’d love to discuss your plans and help you select the perfect spot plus we can assist you with clothing choices and the best time of day for your session. We also understand cost is a key ingredient in your portrait, so we can quote prices for everything from the session fee to wall portraits. Studio session fees start at
$ 45 with portrait packages as low as $ 400.

Please call to set up a convenient no cost/no obligation portrait planning session at the studio. We have loads of sample images, products and frames to help make your decisions easier. There are several helpful brochures on our “resources” page that we feel you’ll find useful. Of course we can discuss all of your concerns on the phone, if distance is a consideration. We’d be happy to e-mail you our current price list, too, so please let us know how we can help.



We’ve been photographing weddings for over thirty three years, so you can relax. We can help with much more than the actual photography, too . . . like printing out our helpful Wedding Day Schedule of Events to get you through the “wedding planning blues ” !

The first step is contacting us to see if we are available on your date. After that, we recommend a visit to the studio to see samples of all the different album styles and wedding day coverage we offer. No two weddings are ever alike, so we offer flexible plans to suit almost every bride’s needs. Wedding packages start at around $2,900 and all include an album for the bride along with extra goodies. Please let us know if you’d like a copy of our wedding price list e-mailed to you in case you won’t be in the area for awhile. When you have made your decision to have us photograph your wedding, we just require a $ 500 deposit to book the date which is then applied to the package chosen.

Studio hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm with evenings and Saturdays by appointment.