Wednesday, December 16, 2015

James and Olivia :: Engaged

This year has been fun in the photography world. I've been able to photograph many of my friends engagements, weddings, and families. This is one of the fun parts of "growing up" right? ;) 

I took several high school classes with James and we graduated together, but after that I had mostly just seen him on Facebook. When pictures with Olivia started filling his news feed, I could tell something was going on there. He sure did like that girl! Sure enough, it came time to propose, and he asked if I could photograph the big event! 

James set the bar pretty high with his well-planned engagement to Olivia at the Barnsley Gardens Resort! A tour of the property, asking her to marry him at the ruins, a horseback ride, desert in the bamboo garden, and engagement pictures. A morning he planned well for his sweet girl! 

Congratulations you two! Thanks for letting me hide in the ruins and follow you around with the camera! 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Equip You Workshop GIVEAWAY!

Asterisk Photography and I are hosting an awesome giveaway! Can you win your own giveaway? Because I want this camera ;) haha!

We are celebrating our upcoming workshop by hosting a giveaway! Enter to win a FREE seat at our workshop (January 23, 2016), AND Fujifilm Instax Polaroid camera, AND film ($200 Value!!!).
How to enter: 
1. Like BOTH Photos By Hailey and Asterisk Photography on Facebook. 
2. Share this post (and let us know!) on your wall.
3. Tag three friends who might be interested in the workshop. 
Double your chances of winning by... 
1. Follow BOTH @photosbyhailey and @asteriskphotography on Instagram. 
2. Repost this on Instagram (check your privacy settings, if we can’t see it, it doesn’t count) and use hashtag ‪#‎equipyouworkshop‬
3. Tag three friends on Instagram that might be interested in the workshop. 
Giveaway end ends THURSDAY, Decemeber 17, 2015 @6 am (EST).
More information on the Equip You Workshop:

Monday, December 14, 2015

5 Gift Ideas for the Picture-Lover

Happy Monday! Are you still buying Christmas gifts? I still have about three more to get, and then I'm done! Just in case you still need a few, I put together a small list of some great ideas for anyone who loves pictures!

Click here to see the full list! 

Merry Christmas and happy shopping! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Equip You Workshop - New Date Announced!

Need a present for someone interested in photography? Do you know someone who is getting a camera for Christmas? Is learning photography one of your New Year's resolutions? 

We are announcing ROUND TWO of the Equip You Workshop where we are teaching all of the basics of learning photography. Our goal is to teach you the functions your camera is capable of. Most people who own a basic DSLR camera leave it on automatic settings because they don't know what all of the buttons and functions mean and how they work. By learning how to use your camera, you can completely transform your pictures. 

Be on the lookout for an awesome giveaway we will be announcing in just a few days! It's so good even I want to win it...I'm totally serious! 

You can reserve your seat HERE!


"I absolutely loved attending the equip you workshop! It was both professional, and relaxed and comfortable. Walking into the workshop I knew absolutely nothing about the settings on my camera,but the technical and confusing parts of using my camera actually started making sense. I left feeling like I had the tools to start taking photos for my husbands business and everyday photos of my daughter!"

- Natalie

"It helped me gain the confidence I needed to get out there and start shooting! The knowledgeI took from the workshop has made it easy to work my camera."

- Valerie

"I wanted to attend the workshop so that I could simply learn how to use my camera! The workshop was very beneficial. Angelina, Hailey, and Anntonette were so helpful and explained things in a very simple and productive way. I learned way more than the basics of using my camera. I would definitely recommend their workshop to anyone who is interested in learning how to use their camera successfully. The small classroom setting was awesome, I felt like I could ask any question and they were quick and happy to answer and explain."

- Brittany