Wally Hayes started his career with the Chronicle Herald as a reporter in Halifax. Later he moved on to work with the Canadian Press and even in photographic retail. It was by pure chance that he found his career developing into one focused on tourism photography.
After doing a few freelance photography assignments for tourism Nova Scotia, Wally took a contract position as the Province’s official photographer. A contract that was renewed 25 years in a row! After traveling every road in the province over 12 times and shooting a modest 500,000 photos of the province, Wally retired from his official career with the province in 2011 – however he still works as a photographer and his cameras are never far from reach!