Paris balconies in the fall. 🖤 I’m planning all the trips for this year, meeting with couples and planners, updating my website, creating custom proposals, timelines, and giving all the client gifts. 🍾⠀ ⠀ I’m so excited for all the opportunities to photograph some incredible people and some incredible places! Is this your year to get photographed? Don’t put it off because your life doesn’t look perfect right now. You ARE incredible and whatever stage in life you’re in right now deserves to be documented. I know I have done it for too long myself—but this year I will get professional photos of me and @tannerbentley ⠀ ⠀ I would love to make your photo dreams a reality this year! I still have several weekends open for weddings and shoots! Let’s make some magic ✨
Celebrating 2019 and heading into 2020 excited 🖤🎉🥂⠀ ⠀ While there were many difficult and challenging times during 2019, I have conquered, loved, learned, traveled, photographed, adventured and dreamed a lot this year. I’m grateful for both the hard times and the good. I am ready for the new year, the new decade! ⠀ ⠀ Thank you to everyone who made this year so incredible. My family and friends who have always supported me and my couples and clients who have trusted me with capturing some of their 2019 memories. ✨⠀these are some of my favorites! ⠀ Happy New Year! 🎊
Happy 25th Birthday to my favorite travel companion, my best friend, my love. 🖤🎉⠀ ⠀ You have made this year so much fun and I’m so lucky I get to live life with you. I know next year will be full of even more big memories, road trips, film photos, heavy suitcases, dance parties, and really good food. Thank you for always being up for an adventure with me! 🖤 I hope 25 is the best year yet.
Dear 26 year old Hayley, ⠀ ⠀ Happy Birthday! ⠀ ⠀ I promise this year is going to be a year of real growth and kicking bad habits in the butt. I promise to put my goals and ambitions above my fears and self-doubt. I promise to have more quiet times and times of reflection. I promise to be open to change and continued self awareness. ⠀ ⠀ I promise to wear lots of black and neutrals and really big earrings. I promise to be undeniably myself. I promise to continue to have hard conversations when necessary. I promise to always do my best and release the expectations of others.⠀ ⠀ “But most of all, I promise to keep my promises and dive deeper into the journey of self love, self acceptance, self honor and self expression—knowing that the more I cultivate these things within myself, the more I attract people with the same mission who reflect these things back to me. I promise more celebrations, more dance parties, and more adventures.” ⠀ ⠀ I was very Inspired by @darcybenincosa birthday post. Some of these phrases are straight from her work because they’re too good to say any other way and they really align with how I’m feeling as I go into 2020. Thank you for always inspiring me! 🖤 And thank you to everyone who has made 25 so incredible! Here’s to 26! 🎉
In September, I had the honor of photographing an old friends wedding in Chemnitz, Germany where he now lives. And I’m finally sharing some photos from their gorgeous day! ⠀ ⠀ This wedding was full of German and American traditions and the couple was surrounded by both their friends and family. It was sunny during the ceremony, and by the end it had started to pour. As per German custom, they sawed a log in half together symbolizing their triumph over their first challenge as a married couple. They played games at their reception and danced into the night. As they left during the sparkler exit, the crowd sang in German... a song that loosely translated said, “God be with you until we meet again.” It was beautiful. ⠀ ⠀ I absolutely love visiting Germany and I am so thankful I was able to photograph the wedding of a dear friend. See even more photos in my story! 🖤
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my all time favorite movies. Have you seen it? I’m a gooey romantic and I love all the quirky moments in that movie. The first time I watched it, I thought it was the weirdest thing. But I absolutely adored it. I always loved her chic, black dresses and her big hats 🖤 this shoot was inspired by Audrey and it was absolutely incredible to be able to be a part of in Paris. Audrey has always been an influence on me—to me she represents grace, elegance, kindness, beauty and generosity. Photographing this shoot that represents her and all she was in Paris was honestly emotional for me! I love this shoot. I love Audrey Hepburn. I love Paris. workshop host @darcybenincosa Makeup @ckennedybeauty Styling @stay__co Ribbon @froufrouchic Model @sinarabarbosa Clothing @paolocoronaofficial Florals @floraisonparis Stationary @carta_plena