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BY HALIE

It's not everyday you get married.

In fact, this is probably a first for the two of you! I’ve been a part of my fair share of weddings, so I know the pressure you may be feeling to get everything right. As your photographer, I believe that it’s my job to be there for you throughout the planning process. To provide the insider knowledge you need along the way. To earn your trust so I can make you feel at ease, knowing that your details are well cared for and documented. I believe that it’s my job to strike the perfect balance, keeping your wedding day fun and relaxed, while capturing every important moment, detail and person.

My approach to wedding photography balances an eye for the details with authenticity and non-intrusiveness — I’m there to guide you into the best places and positions, but also there to capture your natural selves in the candidness of any moment.

This may be the one time your closest family and friends will all be together in one place — which is why I do pre-wedding planning to ensure that there is time for that authenticity and that you, Mom and everyone else get every photo you’ve been dreaming of. And when it’s all said and done, I help you unfold that story and preserve it for years to come. I take on a limited number of weddings each year in order to provide the highest level of service to my couples. This business is incredibly personal, and I’m honored to be the person you choose to join you for your day.

peace of mind

Let’s face it, you have enough on your hands. You need a photographer that is interested in being a true partner through the entire process, investing in your story and vision from the very beginning. I’m there to capture every intimate moment and detail of your wedding, yes, but also there to make the easiest part of the planning process. 

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natural, timeless, classic

You’re an original, and your photos should be too. While I have many tried and true “poses” I’ll use to flatter you, the true focus is on you as a couple. I work from the beginning to get to know you as best as I can. The way you move together, how you interact and the ways you show your love. It’d be easy for me to recreate an entire Pinterest board of inspiration, but then again, you’re just trying to live your own best wedding day — not someone else’s, right? 

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versatile pro

You need more than a professional photographer. While I am just that, I’m also a professional nerve-calmer, family-organizer and coordinator of many details. And my demeanor sets the tone of your day — because remember, I’m also your professional third wheel for the day ;) I keep things light and easy, rolling with whatever changes come our way and guiding your through a seemingly effortless wedding day. 

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your start to finish partner

From the time you hire me, through the wedding (and beyond!) I’m your girl. From custom photo timelines to checking in on all the little details you never even thought would impact photography. This is probably your first time in planning a wedding, but that doesn’t mean you have to navigate it alone. The expertise I bring keeps you from having to guess and gives you the confidence in your day and the images we’ll create. 

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the by halie photography style

The By Halie style is both photojournalistic and portraiture based. It's not every day you're in front of the camera, so I gently direct you into the most flattering light and poses for the classic wedding portraits you’re hoping for. I balance this with capturing the genuine moments and emotions candidly as the day unfolds. All of this, of course, in the signature By Halie natural light style. I take timing (sunset), location and background all into account to consistently produce the look you've hired me for.

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Why there’s more to this than photos...

All Wedding collections include:

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The By Halie Wedding Experience Guide

This 75+ page magazine guides you through all of the information you need to make the most out of your photography experience. It’s exclusive to By Halie couples and covers everything from how to prepare for your engagement session to printing your wedding day photos.

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A By Halie Wedding Day Second Shooter

I have a trusted team of second shooters that I’ll call on to assist me in capturing your wedding vision. Having a second shooter means capturing all moments and two sets of creative eyes documenting your day.

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online gallery of digital images

All collections include retouched, high-resolution images. From your online gallery, you can instantly download the images, order prints, and share with family and friends. All couples receive a sneak peek of their wedding images — allowing you to relive and share the day right away!

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engagement session

All wedding collections include the option to do an engagement session. This is an opportunity for you to meet with Halie and to feel more at ease with the photo process — making for a more comfortable wedding day experience and photos that feel authentically you.

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timeline planning

Every wedding day is different and we’ll work together to create the timeline that best suits yours. I create a custom photo timeline for each couple, taking into account the order of events and timing needed to produce all of the photos while keeping the day stress free.

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heirloom print options

All wedding collections include an option for heirloom prints, with the most popular option being the heirloom wedding album. Halie personally oversees the design process, saving you time and ensuring the quality that will last a lifetime.

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Halie is EVERYTHING and more that you could hope to find in a professional photographer, and contributor to your wedding dream! She is professional, prompt, thorough, honest, and captures these magical moments that you didn’t even realize were happening that will make you so grateful that you hired her. She is also so easy and fun to work with - hands down made our experience 100% less stressful! I am so grateful Halie was so easygoing and flexible! From start to finish, she is on top of everything. Her style is perfectly natural, and the way she captures lighting provides the perfect amount of that dreamy glow. Needless to say, Halie is the real deal!

Megan and Travis

Halie was absolutely amazing! Both my husband and I have never been in front of a professional camera before and were a little nervous but Halie did a very good job at directing us and making us feel comfortable. She was so organized with preparation leading up to the wedding to make sure that we got all the shots that we wanted. She is thoughtful, relatable, kind, easy going and an amazing photographer which are all things you can want for your wedding.

Brooke and Erik

From our engagement pictures to the day of our wedding, Halie was the easiest person to work with. It can be extremely never-wracking trying to find a photographer that you can feel comfortable with, but you won't have to worry about that with Halie. She really takes the time to get to know the couple, what pictures are important to them, etc., and she makes everything so easy. Every single person at our wedding couldn't stop raving about how professional and organized Halie was. We have huge families and she had a full breakdown of every group shot to take, which we thought would take forever, but she was so efficient with her timing. Halie is so personable and easy to work with that you almost forget all of the stress of your big day. We HIGHLY recommend couples check her out.

Cindy and Brendan

The easiest decision I made for my wedding was hiring Halie! She is equal parts professional and fun. We had an amazing time shooting with her. Not only did she make us feel super comfortable in front of the camera, but our shots look natural & effortless. She took the time to figure out exactly what we wanted and encompassed who we are in our photos perfectly. Our photos were also delivered in a timely manner, and communication with her is so easy!

Cayla and Lane

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starts at $5000

Wedding
Collections

Every wedding is different, which is why it’s important that we connect on a few details to be certain that your photo coverage will most appropriately cover your day. Most couples I work with invest between $5,000 to $6,500, with various coverage and album options.

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starts at $500

Portrait
Collections

Whether you're engaged, starting a family or growing it, we’ll craft the perfect session to fit your portrait needs. Portrait sessions begin at $500, and always include the high-res edited images.

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starts at $6000

Destination
Collections

My passport is ready and always happy to collect more stamps! Wherever your celebration takes you, I’m ready to capture it. Destination wedding collections begin at $6,000 and are all-inclusive of travel and expenses.

Preserving your best memories for all time 

Heirloom Wedding Albums

Your first family heirloom, telling your first family story.

Sure, you’ll have the full online gallery and be able to share your favorite moments with all of your family and friends online — so why invest in an heirloom wedding photo album?

Simply put, an heirloom wedding album allows you to enjoy and share an incredible day in your life, and keep it for generations. The internet is ever-changing and our current image file formats have no guarantee — a professionally-made heirloom album is the best and only medium you can count on for lifetime enjoyment.

The archival materials selected for your heirloom album are crafted to last for generations, and are more reliable “technology” than our present-day digital storage devices.

They will last as long as you (and your future family) hold on to and care for them, keeping your wedding day memories alive and evoking the emotion of your day with each page turned.

All that, plus — they’re beautiful! These heirloom wedding albums make gorgeous centerpieces and conversation pieces in your home. As your professional wedding storyteller, I am intimately familiar with every photographed moment of your day. And it’s invaluable to have the same eye that took your beloved wedding photos creating your wedding album. It’s just one more way I tell your wedding story. 

frequently asked questions

How would you describe your style?

Natural, emotive, joyful. Our approach to wedding photography balances an eye for the details with authenticity and non-intrusiveness — our team is there to provide direction and guidance, but also there to capture your natural selves in the candidness of any moment.

What does your role look like on our wedding day?

Showing up organized and prepared for your wedding allows us to capture the unscripted, natural moments as they unfold. We'll work together to finalize your timeline well ahead of your wedding, as well as determine the list of must-have family photos and details. Since our team handles all of this, you’re able to relax and be fully present on your wedding day, knowing that we have it all covered.

What's the biggest piece of advice you have for couples searching for a photographer?

Find someone whose style you love and that you feel a connection with. Your photographer will almost always be the person you spend most of your wedding day with (so crazy!) and will inevitably affect the feel of your day. Creating photos that you feel natural and like your true selves in is completely dependent on your trust and comfort with that person.

What's the top thing we can do for a stress free wedding day?

Time is the best thing you can give yourself on your wedding day! Trust me when I say that the day will FLY! Extra time built into your timeline throughout the day allows you the breathing room to relax and truly enjoy your day without worry. When one item runs later than expected (and there's always something that does), you'll already know that it's nothing to stress over. Your feelings will inevitably be visible in your photos, so time also helps us to produce the natural, effortless look you're hoping for.

Do you include an engagement session?

An engagement session is the BEST way for us get to know one another and warm up around the camera together. It allows us to work together at building your comfort and trust ahead of your wedding day, so that your wedding photos feel natural and effortless. Because of its impact, all of our couples have the option to do an engagement session, included with each collection. 

Do you have a second shooter?

Most wedding collections will include a second photographer. We work with the same group of second shooters throughout the year and they are each professional photographers as well. A second shooter is always recommended for the most comprehensive coverage of your day.

Do you have business insurance?

Absolutely. Many venues require that we are fully insured and a certificate of insurance will be provided, when requested.

What kind of equipment do you use? Do you bring backup gear with you?

We use professional full-frame Canon DSLRs and lenses. All photos are shot in RAW file format — for the best image quality and post-processing flexibility. And we ALWAYS carry backup gear with us throughout your wedding day.

Do you travel for weddings?

Yes! We're based in New England but frequently travel across the US and internationally. Send us a message and we can chat details about traveling to your wedding or destination engagement session. Destination collections are all encompassing of airfare, hotel, and other applicable travel related expenses.

how do we see our images and how long does it take?

You'll receive a handful of sneak peek images within just a few days of your wedding day! Within five weeks, we'll provide you a link to a private digital gallery. You can share this with friends and family, download the high-resolution images and order prints directly from this gallery. You also receive print and personal use rights to the images — meaning that you can order prints elsewhere. That being said, the BEST way to view your images is in an album — a tangible heirloom that friends, family, and eventually… your children will enjoy for the lifetime to come. You can add on an heirloom wedding album at any point before or after their wedding.

How many photos can we expect to receive?

Every wedding day is different and it can vary. On average, you can expect to receive about 75 images of your engagement session and 700-800 images of your wedding day. We select the best, most flattering images to deliver to you but never cap the total number to be delivered.

Can we provide you with a shot list?

Leading up to your wedding day, we will work together to finalize the family formal shot list, as well as the list of other groups you'd like a photo with on your wedding day. We will also review a list of special details, heirlooms, and other items of significance that should be documented throughout the day.

While we all may have an appreciation for Pinterest, I find that an exact shot list of poses and "moments" hinders the feel of your day and the natural feel of your images. I will always guide you into some of those key "moment" images you're hoping for, but will keep it authentic to you and your day.

How far in advance should we book you?

We are booked as far as 2 years in advance, with most couples booking 12-18 months in advance of their wedding date. If you’ll be married between the months of May-November, it’s best to reach out sooner than later, as those months tend to fill quickly. We're occasionally booked only a few months in advance, so it’s always worth reaching out to check for availability!

Can we just get pricing?

A pricing sheet is a good measure of cost from photographer to photographer, but unfortunately does not take into account you and the day that you're planning. Coverage can vary greatly between weddings and it's our job to make sure that the packages we offer you will fully cover your needs. This is why you'll receive a custom quote, tailored to fit your day. On average, couples are investing between $5,000-$6,500. 

What do I need to do to book you for my wedding date?

A signed contract and retainer secures your date!

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Each year, we take on a limited number of weddings in order to provide a high level of service to our couples. Click below to begin the booking process — we’ll work together to build your custom collection and be one step closer to reserving your date!

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