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I'M HALEY

Yep, you read that right! My very first camera was a cheesy, bright pink
point-and-shoot gifted from my parents! I never left the house without it, and loved taking pictures of anything and everything - but I never expected my love for photography to steadily blossom into the full-fledged business that it is today.

I have always been the girl who likes to have her entire life planned out, and this was never more true than the days leading up to college. I'd just begun my photography business in 2013, but was content with putting everything else on the back burner while I focused on my education degree. But it didn't take long before I noticed that the thought of teaching didn't excite me the way being behind the camera did...

BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER IS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE
THAN JUST TAKING AMAZING PICTURES.

photographer, graphic designer, traveler, dog lover, military supporter, fiance, daughter, and sister

it  all started with

A LITTLE PINK
POINT-AND-SHOOT

From the moment I chose to focus on photography, I have never looked back. In truth, I have my incredible clients to thank for the constant chances to chase this dream. For me, the relationships I have built with so many of my clients has been the greatest reward to come from being a photographer. I am truly passionate about serving my clients in any way I can, and providing them not only with beautiful photos they're cherish forever, but also a wonderful, stress-free experience in front of the camera.

something was tugging on my heart to throw caution to the wind and chase this dream I had found

It's all of the little behind-the-scenes, in-between moments that can make or break a great photographer. I believe I have a servant's heart and love those little moments that sometimes feel like they have nothing to do with being a photographer, but everything to do with being a true friend to my clients. At the end of the day, I will always strive not only for great images, but also a great experience where you leave feeling valued and can look back on the memories I captured with more joy than ever.

I started taking photos around the age of 14, and from that moment on, my love for photography has steadily blossomed into the full-fledged business that it is today. And truthfully, I have my incredible clients to thank for the constant chances to chase this dream. For me, the relationships I have built with so many of my clients has been the greatest reward to come from being a photographer. I am truly passionate about serving my clients in any way I can, and providing them not only with beautiful photos they're cherish forever, but also a wonderful, stress-free experience in front of the camera.

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From helping my brides with their veil and pinning boutonnieres, to third-wheeling with my couples for epic night-time photos, I love being there every step of the way to make a wedding as memorable as possible.

my other title is

honorary bridesmaid

Even before I began photographing weddings, I have always loved nighttime photography of the stars or the city lights. Add a couple very much in love after their best day ever, and that's when the magic happens!

i believe some of the
best photos happen when

the party is over

Once I realized that photography would always have my heart, I wanted to find a degree that helped me to grow but still support my business along the way. When I'm not shooting, editing, or emailing, I'm designing!

i have a degree in

graphic design

Whenever I step away from my desk, I love getting out of the house and enjoying life with my loved ones! Whether it's big trips to my favorite towns, or just going for a hike or a dinner out, I am all about living life to the fullest.

i believe life is nothing
without the loved ones

we share it with

If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd buy a bunch of land someplace pretty, and then rescue every dog I could get my hands on. I'm a huge animal lover (I used to want to be a vet!) and of course, I believe that dogs make every photo session better too!

there is a huge spot in my heart reserved for

all of the animals

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