COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT: Sculptor Cathie Pilkington for RA Magazine

In September 2020, I was approached by the RA Magazine to shoot a portrait of Sculptor Cathie Pilkington for their Winter 2020 Issue. The image was shot in the RA keepers studio at the Royal Academy Gallery and published in print  to accompany the article in December 2020. 

As a contributor I was also asked to share my favourite deception of animal, I choose Richard Billingham’s series of family portraits which can be viewed in the image set below.   


Earlier this year, I became a member of The Luupe last month they asked some of their members to share a self-portrait and a statement as to why it’s meaningful to them.

This is my self portrait along with my statement below, you can also find the feature on their website

“I haven’t shot a self-portrait for a while, I find it very daunting, I often take silly selfies but never share it with anyone. This self-portrait is important for me as it takes me out of my comfort zone.”

Hayley Benoit, Self Portrait , Nov 2020

PUBLISHED STORY: UN-WEDDING- Natural Bridal Styling For Laid Back Brides

Last week my bridal story was published on the Un-Wedding blog.

Concept and Styling: Spark Alice Styling @sparkaliceweddings

Photography: Hayley Benoit @hayleybenoit

Florist: Nari Lee @yinari__

Hair/MUA: Veronica Peters @veronicapeters

Model: Ellie Lewis

Glassware and crockery: Whitehouse Event Crockery @whitehouse_crockery

Candles: Fairholme @fairholme_studio

Venue: Amazon Fashion studio, Hoxton

Earrings: @shrimps

The images can be found on their website

TEST SHOOT: Yellows on Yellow

At the beginning of the year, I started working on a small project where I would find fruit and veg from my local super market and match it with the background. My first image “Greens on Green” was shot in January 2020 and I anticipated on continuing this project throughout the year, however due to Covid this project was put on pause. Thankfully I managed to continue the project last week in my home studio, as I’ve moved home since my last shoot, the lighting  is a bit different  but I feel that they still look great as a series. I hope to continue this project next month and produce a simular image using a different colour.  


As part of Method’s mission to support more bold, beautiful + colourful communities, Method commissioned me to create 4 surreal and creative concepts of their most loved and new products for their UK and Netherlands market.

  • Rhubarb Anti-Bac
  • Orange Yuzu Anti-Bac
  • Waterfall Hand Wash 
  • Pink Grapefruit Hand Wash 

The images were shot and styled by myself at my home studio for their organic social channels and were released in October 2020 on their Instagram story and page. 


I was also asked to create a short stop motion image for their social media. 

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