A wedding + portrait photographer based in Fort Wayne, Indiana! I am committed and focused on serving you in the best way possible and making sure you are having a WONDERFUL experience! I am FULL of passion; for romance, chasing dreams, adventure, and mostly, photographing beautiful love stories. I’m not only a photographer, I’m also one of the most supporting friends you’ll have!

Besides documenting precious love stories, you can catch me snuggling with my husband + fur babes, traveling to our next bucket list location, having a movie night with the best popcorn ever, or shopping at the local Target in the Joanna Gaines section for my farmhouse dreams.

I'm Hayley!

My Why

My purpose in life is to validate and motivate others so they have the clarity and confidence to keep going. I want to be one of your number one supporters, a shoulder to lean on, a friend for life.

I believe my super power in life is to help you create a wedding of your DREAMS but also provide you with all the guidance so you can have a MARRIAGE of your dreams too.

My Little Family

THE AVERY'S

HAYLEY + MATT

MAUI

ZELDA

If you’re unfamiliar with the enneagram, my number represents the Reformer.
I’m intentional, extremely organized, I plan literally everything, and have an eye for detail. Taking this into your wedding day is so helpful to not only me, but to you! I love it!

Enneagram 1w9

If I were a T-swift album, I would definitely be 1989 but let's be honest, every album fits a different mood and I LOVE that! My Spotify wrapped was literally all Taylor Swift, go figure!

SWIFTIE 4 LIFE

I grew up on a small lake in Michigan, one hour from Lake Michigan. Now I live two hours from the lake but that doesn’t stop us from visiting a few times during the summer. It’s also Maui’s (our golden retriever) favorite place!

BEACH BUM

Dogs are the purest and I absolutely LOVE them. If your furbabe is in your wedding or engagement session, you’ll make me the happiest photographer EVER...I promise!

DOG MOM, DOG LOVER

Our favorite thing to do is hike and explore the world, there’s so much beauty in it! Our favorite places so far have been Maui and The Smoky Mountains. Next on our list: Arizona, Bora Bora, England, Iceland, and California.

TRAVEL BUG

My closet is full of boutique items! Some of my favorites include Morning Lavender, Pink Lily, and a new favorite Dottie Couture!

BOUTIQUE LOVER

Fun Stuff

Photography

When I was in high school, I was that dorky weird girl that tried SO hard to fit in. And as much as I wanted TONS of friends, I valued quality over quantity.

I tried all I could to become that “cool” person in high school. Whether it was changing my style or personality just to fit in. I tried it all. But then I started to embrace my shy weird self. When I did this, I ended up loving who I was. I felt like I was sticking out but in the right way, maybe i wasn’t...but to myself I WAS.

But what really made me feel like I discovered who I was, was when I picked up my little camera. I could express my emotions and I loved to create images to express myself. No one else was doing it, I felt like I found the thing that made me ME. It was what gave my shy self a VOICE.

I quickly realized that I inspired others to try new things! The clothes, the music taste, the hair and makeup…I felt like I wasn’t ME because I was copying others…but with photography, I was ME.

HOW I FOUND

First selfie from 2011

Connection

One of my focuses is forming friendships with my clients. It makes a huge difference and by having a friendship with my couples, it made their wedding day experience even BETTER. When you’re getting ready for your big day, it can feel like such a relief seeing a friend walking through the door with a camera. You’re comfortable with your friends which also leads to trust and that is something every couple deserves in a wedding photographer. 

Ok, enough about me! Let me show you my gorgeous couples because they are seriously the SWEETEST people ever! Follow the link below to read more about working with me, view some of my favorite images, and learn more!

LET'S SEE YOUR WORK!

START HERE!