I’m Halie, the photographer and storyteller behind By Halie. I’m a born and raised New Englander, with a special love for Boston and the Cape. I know how much goes into wedding planning, so my mission is to make photography the easiest part of the process. I’m the calm and collected presence at your wedding, here to get the photos you need while allowing your day to unfold naturally.
From our first conversation, my process is designed to make you look and feel your best on your wedding day, leaving all of the heavy lifting to me. Your only job is to sit back and enjoy your day, with everyone there to celebrate it!
Before photography, I worked in digital marketing — managing complex client projects and a team of people at my agency. These two seemingly different worlds (digital marketing and wedding photography) require a surprisingly overlapping set of skills. As a wedding photographer and entrepreneur, I still manage many logistics and track details for each of my couples. And, of course, I’m still a storyteller at heart. Now, I get to focus everything I have into creating the best experience possible for you. I guide you through each stage of the process for a perfect end result: your perfect wedding day experience. That’s my gift to you.
Boston is where By Halie began — in Somerville, which I once called home. I love the classic colonial charm of Boston and the range of backdrops it provides a New England wedding. As a foodie and a Red Sox fan, it’s pretty common to find me back in the city. I’m just a short drive away and frequently return to see my family, my couples or visit a favorite restaurant.
Both of my parents grew up just south of Boston, heading towards the Cape. Growing up, we visited often to see all of my grandparents and cousins. Cape Cod is the quintessential classic New England summer destination for so many. This area of Massachusetts felt like my second home growing up, so for me, it still holds huge sentimental value.
This historic and incredibly picturesque seaport city is just under an hour from Boston, and I’m so happy to call it home! I get the best of both worlds here: access to the coast in a great community and just a short drive to Boston — not to mention my own backyard (practically unheard of in the city!).
The Rhode Island coastline is stunning, and Newport’s architecture, history and culture make it a spot that quickly became one of my favorites in New England. In addition to an incredibly gorgeous coastline, Newport also has a great food scene, which is always a big draw for me! Newport combines so many of my favorite things and is a favorite weekend getaway.
The coast of Maine is another place close to my heart from growing up. My grandmother has a cottage that’s been in the family for generations — I grew up going year after year, and returned for summer jobs in college. Now, living in Portsmouth means I’m so close to the Maine coast that it’s an easy day trip or weekend getaway in the summer.