Frequently asked questions
What do people like about your photography style?
"Hayley came highly recommended by my sister and after our first meeting with her, I knew immediately that she was the perfect choice as our wedding photographer. Hayley’s bright personality, intuitiveness, open and easy style of communication made her an absolute pleasure to deal with. We felt confident that she would capture ‘Our Day’ beautifully. And that she did! Hayley’s amazingly talented eye captured the emotions of our Love Story, in every breathtaking image. The genuine spontaneity of each moment, so beautifully expressed. We will be forever grateful for her thoughtfulness in capturing the speeches on video. An unexpected gift that will be treasured by us and our families, always. How special it is to be brought back to that day and experience all the feelings of those wonderful moments. Hayley, Thank you so much xo.We definitely look forward to working with you again!" - Angela and Rick T.
"Her talent to use raw light is what made us gravitate towards her! Her professionalism and positive attitude make her so easy to work with! Hayley is so understanding and her attitude really reflects the love you put into her profession and for that we are grateful." - Katrina J.
"I was happy to find that Hayley was great to work with as she has an easygoing, positive attitude. I was surprised at how attentive Hayley was in capturing the naturally beautiful moments not only between my partner and I, but our families and our beautiful outdoor ceremony venue. Hayley is a passionate, skilled photographer who is open to any suggestions and is dedicated to capturing all the moments and poses you would like for your special day!" - Joy W.
"So glad Hayley was available to shoot our wedding in September! She was very responsive and easy to work with. Our wedding was shorter than most but Hayley was able to capture so many special moments throughout the day. Loved both the more posed shots and the candids she took. She definitely made us feel comfortable and relaxed when posing us before the ceremony which really set the tone for the rest of the day. Thank you, Hayley!" - Megan M.
"Hayley was easy to communicate with, flexible with her time, creative with her ideas, and open to ours. She was professional, respectful, patient, kind, understanding, clear, and focused. We love our wedding photos and would (and have) recommend her to anyone looking for amazing and memorable photos for their special occasion." - Matt & Markella
"Hayley is one of the most talented, creative, and easy to get along with photographers that I have worked with. She really brought in our personalities into the pictures which I feel is one of the special aspects of her photography. Not only were the photographs beautiful, but she truly made the experience so fun, easy, enjoyable and comfortable." - Savannah L.
When should I book a Wedding Photographer?
I book up to 20 months in advance for the most part. Most clients book me as their wedding photographer roughly 1 year in advance for weekend dates, but it honestly varies so much! Especially for the summer of 2020. I was accepting bookings 1 week before an elopement took place. I always do my best to accommodate your plans.
What is the perfect amount of time to hire a Wedding Photographer?
Of course, this all depends on what your day looks like. Are you eloping? Only looking to have the ceremony photographed? Wanting photos from the entire day?
As far as the traditional, larger wedding goes, I usually say 6-8 hours is great. My ideal wedding day looks a little something like this.
1.5 Hours of Bridal Party and Groomsmen getting ready. This gives me time to take photos of the details such as your wedding rings, bouquet, gifts to one another, pre and post getting ready.
1.5 Hours of the Ceremony and Family Photos. Usually, the ceremony takes roughly 15 - 30 minutes (The quickest time will ever flyby is during the ceremony). I like to show up at the wedding ceremony location with some time to plan out my shots, and capture guests arriving. I photograph the full ceremony and then take family photos after. This is the only time the entire family will be in one location at the same time so we must take advantage of it!
30-90 minutes for wedding party photos. This can be quick or a bit longer depending on the location or locations we choose for these photos. During this time, we will take intimate photos of the two of you as well. This time has the greatest amount of variables so we can discuss this time further! I don't want you to miss your actual wedding day by being gone taking photos for too long.
2-4 Hours of cocktail hour, dinner, speeches, first dances, wedding games, and more. This is where candid magic continues.
10-20 minutes for photos of just the two of you again. This gives you some more alone time after the last few hours of enjoying time with family. This time usually matches up with the sunset for those extra stunning photos.
I would like to see a full wedding gallery!
I want to show you full weddings to make sure our styles align well! Check out my most recent blog posts with full galleries