the process

I love stories. By telling stories, we are automatically all connected, a door is opened and invitations are issued. That connection is what I live for. 

Here's what you can expect when working with me, both with photos and with words.  

I value honesty and integrity in people, stories, and photographs. When you take a look at your photos, I want you to feel something. I hope you remember the first time you realized you were getting married, like, for real. I want the feeling of warmth and

love to fill you up from your toes. That means I don't retouch photos; I love spending time editing and tweaking lighting and skin tones, but I leave Photoshop for Vogue. It also means I care for your stories as if they were my own. Brands are best served when their stories are picked up, brushed off, polished, and told with honesty; it is my passion to tell those stories.

I love to talk. And over share. I start sentences with, "This may be TMI, but..." and I hope you can get down with that. Telling stories is a fun business, but one that takes hard work. It's a hard work I’ve loved since I was a little girl.

haley danielle

I work a lot with my sisters. Summer (left) often shoots with me (think of a second shooter, but a teamwork situation). Liv (middle) helps keeps the peace and is a phenomenal business woman who helps me keep my finances in line (even though she’s only in college).

Traveling is my love language. Contact me to chat about my travel prices (they vary based on your location). 

If I'm taking your pictures, I will ask if you want me to write your story. I'll compile it in a book and send it your way. These are books for coffee tables and hearts, and for bad days. They are books that remind you where and why you started. The marriage between photos and words makes my heart swoon. 

If I’m writing some words for you, know this is my biggest passion. When I was nine years old, I wrote my first short story and stapled it together with a badly designed (think 90s Clip Art) turquoise cardstock cover. As a freelancer, I’ve worked in a variety of industries, and have loved all of them equally.

I’ve worked with high level executives in higher education; leading aviation experts, coffee connoisseurs who landed a deal on Shark Tank; personal trainers, who double as Instagram influencers; experienced nurse-midwives in Appalachia; and currently am taking on the advertising agency world one cup of coffee and slogan at a time. (Don’t see you? No worries — drop me a line here!)

I cannot wait to hear from you! Let's be friends. My door is open.