LET ME JUST INTRODUCE MYSELF | WEDDING & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER
HERE'S A LITTLE LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF ME, HAILY MARIE!
I decided to write this for those of you who do not know me, or those of you who would like to know a little more about me before having me capture special moments for you & your family.
I currently live in the Memphis, TN area, but I was actually born & raised in Chattanooga, TN. I am married, since June, 2016. I have 5 amazing siblings, whom I love dearly. I have two dogs, three cats, and a bearded dragon. I'm definitely a crazy cat lady, though. I love Netflix, Hot Cheetos, Mexican food, flowers, & I never leave the house without my combat boots. Adventuring is definitely one of my most favorite things to do. I don't care what anyone says, you can never feel alone in the woods. I do suffer with severe anxiety, depression, PTSD & Bipolar. But, when I have a camera in my hand, it takes it all away. Photography is my safe haven, my outlet, my passion, & now my lifestyle. You will almost never catch me without one of my cameras. I've recently found a love for film photography, it's challenging & such a mystery. Photography is now my full time job, & I couldn't be happier. I honestly probably have the BIGGEST heart, EVER. I enjoy helping people, & making others smile. Uhm, I'm pretty weird. I'm definitely one of the most "odd" & unique people you'll ever meet. My baby sister, Christa, is actually my second shooter (most of the time). She is AMAZING with details & it makes me beyond happy to share this with her. She is still in highschool, plays basketball, & rocks at Wedding detail shots! I drive a turbo bug, yes, I'm that girl, BUT I bet you won't race me! ;) KIDDING, sort of, lol. I like to ramble about anything, if you can't tell by reading this.
I truly love to capture more than just a pretty smile looking into my camera. I love to capture your raw emotions, rather good or bad. I love moods. I love to look at pictures & FEEL something, rather than just see something. I am always googling or finding new ways to learn how to bring out emotions during sessions & I'm always trying new things with my camera, lighting, posing, etc. I believe that photos are such an important part of life. They are what you will show your grand kids one day. They are memories you can always go back & look at. & how wonderful is it to look back on an actual memory, an actual feeling of love or joy, rather than to look back at posed photos & you smiling directly at the camera? Don't get me wrong, I love posed photos & I do some in every session, but I also strive to capture so much more than that, so much more than a simple smile, but a true feeling. I also am wonderful with families, kids, pets, & people I've never met before. I love making people feel comfortable & not "awkward". I love meeting new friends, & I think of EVERY client as my friend for life. My goal is to create more than just photos, but memories for you & your family to cherish for a lifetime.
I hope this helps you to know a little more about me, my love for photography, & my goals when meeting you & your loved ones. Thanks for reading.