Children sessions are ideal for special year milestones and even first birthday cake smashes! You’ll want to remember your little one’s smiles, giggles, and all the important milestones! So let them cry, laugh, run around, act silly, be shy, because that’s them. My camera has sport mode so whatever they’re in for I’ll be right there to capture it all for you and your wonderful family! Capture each moment you can, they’re only little once and years later on down the road.. it will totally be worth it!
Family photos are quite possibly one of the most important possessions a family can own. Your children and their children will be able to look back upon these pictures fondly over the years as their families grow from one generation to the next. The importance of beautiful family pictures can not be understated. Cars and televisions eventually breakdown and have to be replaced, but investing in your family portraits is something that will last a lifetime.
First off, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
What a special time in life! This is BIG TIME and there is no better feeling than success!! These portraits are to show who you have become and who you are going to be! PLEASE bring that dirty uniform you wore for 4 years, show off that class ring or jacket with all of your accomplishments, give me the look of determination as you start a new chapter in your life, show me what you're growing up to be! I want to know your story, and trust me... I'M ROOTING FOR YOU!
Are you engaged?? Yayyy!!! Congratulations! I recently got married and I can tell you that marriage is SO MUCH FUN!!!
There are a couple different reasons I recommend an engagement session with me. First off, I offer a cheaper engagement rate when you book a wedding package with me! Save where you can, weddings aren’t the cheapest!
Engagement sessions allow for you to get to know your photographer. I’ll take notes during our session of how you two interact with each other, your individual personalities and even your quirks. All of those details will help me capture moments on your wedding day that are unique to just the two of you!
Of course I offer engagement sessions for everyone! Even if i’m not your wedding photographer, I would LOVE to hear about your love story and create images for you to cherish a lifetime during this stage in life!
Engagement sessions are also good for just having good, professional photos done of you two. There are endless things you can do with them, for example; give them as gifts (your parents and grandparents would LOVE a copy), you can create a small album for your coffee table that all your guests can look at when they are over visiting (this is what I personally did), order prints to hang in your home, use these images on your save-the-date/wedding invitations or frame and put them out on your wedding day for everyone to view!
For your engagement shoot we can discuss the perfect location for these to take place. I offer one to two sessions an evening during ‘prime time’ to ensure I get the best light of the day that make your images really pop with rich colors. You just can’t beat an Oklahoma sunset. I DO recommend shooting your engagement session somewhere other than your wedding venue. You will have a full day of photos taken at your venue the day of your wedding so it’s nice to have pictures taken elsewhere to have two totally different looks!
Some may ask when’s the best time to have engagement pictures taken? There is no good or bad time frame to take engagement pictures. If you have plenty of time, pick your favorite season and let’s schedule something! If you’re pressing for time, let’s get something on the books. Whatever you do, just make sure you take them in plenty of time to get them back for your invitations if you plan on using them for that!
I hope you love what you see! I’m already looking forward to working with you and capturing all the LOVE the two of you share!
“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale!”
Do you or your company need headshots for the new year? Message me and let’s get you set up and squared away! I rent a studio for these headshots and it will be an additional fee!
Hey Lovely! I’m so glad you are here! If you are reading this, then you are more than likely considering a boudoir session with me! No matter the reason, a boudoir session is an amazing experience that you will never forget! I aim to provide a personalized experience where woman can fully own their unique and powerful femininity in an intimate boudoir session. We will work together to create powerfully evocative photos that you will hold on for a lifetime. I strive to see women fall in love with themselves and their images!
Each of my boudoir session include a 6x6 little black book! It makes the perfect gift for your special someone or a treat just for you!
Want to see a little more into a boudoir session with me? Be sure to join my closed boudoir group on Facebook called “Little Black Book by HaleyDawn Photography”
Interested in a boudoir session with me? Let’s get started! MESSAGE ME!
Bridals are purely a matter of choice! However, bridals can be very beneficial. One of the best parts about a bridal session is that you have the opportunity to see your bridal day look all put together. It’s not only exciting to see it all come together but it also gives you an opportunity to tweak anything that doesn’t look the way you had imagined.
Bridal sessions are also a good chance to do a hair and make-up trial with your stylist. You will be able to see just how your beauty translates in photos and if you wish to make any changes you have plenty of time to do so before your BIG day!
This session is also great for a dress rehearsal! Maybe your dress needs a little tailoring and you just don’t know it yet. It’s a great way to see how your dress looks with your shoes you’re wearing and how it will drape when you walk!
Bridal portraits give you a bit more posing practice as well. We will do some of the poses that I will be using on your wedding day. This gives you some extra practice moving in your wedding dress. When the big day arrives, you’ll be a PRO!
Scheduling a bridal session is a great way to capture beautiful, stress-free portraits in your wedding dress. We will still take some on your wedding day but this is a chance to get extra special photos taken without being worried about a timeline. All you have to do this session is just focus on looking AMAZING, which won’t be hard for you! Also, we as ladies spend so much time planning out our ‘bridal look’ that it only makes sense to dedicate one hour to capture all the hard work we put into it!
I hope this helps give a better understanding of a bridal shoot with me and why you should consider having a bridal session. Bridal portraits are just another way to capture memories of an absolute beautiful stage of life! Have fun and ENJOY yourself, you deserve it!
Creating ever-lasting images is what I live for. I believe that emotion is everything in a photo. From the time you start getting ready to the time you make your grand exit I. AM. THERE! I love to laugh with my couples and capture their personalities! Most importantly, I love creating stunning images by using different lighting, angles, and unique perspectives that tell your wedding day story perfectly!
Some may ask if I shoot destination weddings! While I am based out of Luther, OK, I serve all clients around the world. Different rates apply for different destinations. So if you’re looking to have a destination wedding or wondering if your wedding date is available, message me from the ‘contact’ page and let’s get this rolling! I can’t wait!
AND… for the year of 2019, I will be offering a complimentary anniversary session for all my couples who have booked a wedding with me this year! Y'all…EVERY YEAR FOR FOREVER when you book your wedding with me in 2019!!!!!!!
This anniversary session each year after your 2019 wedding will include: 30 minute session ($175 value), location of choice, digital images for purchase, print release!
Maternity sessions are best scheduled between 32-36 weeks to ensure that we don’t schedule too close to your due date, but that you are far enough along to have an amazingly full belly to show off!
This session can take place either in the comfort and privacy of your own home, or on-location depending on the vision you prefer. Not sure of a on-location site? No worries, we will talk through it and find that perfect location that you are envisioning! I’ve also listed some of my favorite places to shoot on the forms when you are booking this session if you are unsure of a location!
For the mamas inquiring about this session… I know that some of you are hesitant about having maternity photos taken because you aren’t sure how you’ll look in them. Your body is going through a transformation, and you may not feel like your usual self.
It is an absolute fact that carrying a child is one of the most BEAUTIFUL things in the world, and that time in life should be documented before it’s gone forever. I promise I’ll be posing and directing you in a way that will focus on your glowing beauty and all the joy surrounding that growing baby!
I always have a lot of inquiries about capturing birth stories. Below I have kind of answered a few questions that I tend to run across quite often that will help you get a better understanding of how it exactly works and how I will approach your birth story.
People frequently ask when is it best to book a birth story? Being that I shoot one birth story a month, it is recommended to book and secure your spot on my schedule as soon as you know you would like for me to be there. I only accept one a month to ensure I have enough time for this session and I don’t run into two birth stories at the same time.
What is the benefit to hiring a birth photographer? Birth is a very raw, emotional, amazing time! Having me present allows for your partner, family, & friends to be more helpful to you and also fully present in the experience itself. You as the mother often times cannot see all that is happening because you are so focused on the task at hand!! I’m able to carefully document each step of the way!
What all does a birth story package include? As we know, babies come when they are ready. You will have my on-call availability in the weeks before and after your due date. Like I said before, I schedule no more than one birth story a month to ensure I am able to be there. I am with you for as long as it takes. You will receive a private online gallery for sharing, 40 digital images (option to purchase more) and a print release.
When do I come and how long do I stay after the baby arrives? I prefer to come just as soon as you know you are really in labor. This gives me time to document many of the little, important details that you will want to remember later… as well as be a part of the delicate birth environment before labor intensifies. If this is a cesarean birth, I will be there at the scheduled time we have discussed prior to this day.
Please give me as much advance notice as possible when you think you might be in labor. I know this is not always possible, but it is greatly appreciated when it is. It will help ensure we get the best photos possible.
What if I don’t want “everything” photographed? I have clients with all different comfort levels regarding their birth images. Some want to see everything in their photos, others would prefer I stay by their heads and take the photos from that perspective. I will honor your wishes. However, I do think that most clients are happier in the end with the “see it all” approach. Birth is a miracle, and trust me you will want to relive and remember every detail years down the road. After all, these photos are for your eyes only… and you only have to share the ones you want to.
Many ask if I photograph Cesarean births? Yes, yes I do! This is a significant different price than a natural birth story for many different reason. Solely, because it is a scheduled surgery with a specific date and time. Though I am still on call weeks before your scheduled surgery incase of any changes, remember babies come when they are ready! With this type of procedure, some hospitals + doctors are concerned with having a photographer in the room and I have to abide by the physician’s policies. It is important that you discuss all the possible scenarios with your care providers and hospital you’ll be delivering at.
Are there any times that you are NOT on call? Yes, I am human too and I have a family at home as well. As much as I LOVE my job, I also love family time and I always make sure I have time off to do so. I will not be on call on the following dates: February 14th-16th, March 27th, June 1st-11th, July 3-4th, September 1st-9th, October 6th, December 3rd, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve or New Years Day! Thank you for understanding!
What happens if you miss the birth? If I am given a reasonable amount of notice and called at the very beginning of labor, I will not miss it. But, quick labors DO happen and at that point you can choose what you’d like for me to do. There’s a couple different options you can choose from, I can photograph the postpartum time after the baby is born like I would normally and the full amount will still be owed, you can tell me not to come at all and there will be no balance due and the deposit is refunded. We can also credit your deposit towards a fresh 48 session, this is where I come in after the baby is born but before you leave the hospital. See my fresh 48 page for more information on this! Again, if you call me at the beginning of labor then this will rarely be an issue.
You are also a portrait photographer as well, what if this all happens when you have another session scheduled? As soon as I know your due date, I will be in touch with all my clients around that time frame to inform them that I am on call for your birth story. My clients know that this is part of my job and understand that they may have to reschedule if this day falls on their session time and date. However, if this falls on the date and time of a wedding I am photographing we will have to play it by ear and the same as if I “missed” the birth story will apply.
I hope this really helps! If you have anymore questions regarding your birth story or want to know if your date is available for a session like such, message me and let’s chat!
What an exciting time for you and your family! The 'Fresh 48' session is perfect for welcoming your sweet, new bundle of joy into the world and I CANNOT WAIT to capture that moment for you and your family! If you are looking to schedule this session, you will need to schedule for your due date! Scheduling your due date gives me a time frame to be expecting this session. After scheduling this session you will receive a form that goes into more details and we will continue to be in contact up to the day your sweet baby is born!
Congratulations on expecting, this is such an exciting time!!
I want all of you to know that I have transitioned away from my "in-home" studio setting for newborns. I now offer what's called a lifestyle session for families with a newborn. This is where I come to you in the comfort of your own home and document your family and new bundle of joy! Don't worry, we will still get all of those adorable, squishy, little poses I'm sure you were hoping for. If you like the sounds of that, then keep reading. I look forward to hearing from you to schedule such an amazing shoot!
I love shooting newborns, however they can be extremly challenging at times. There is a bit of prep and planning involved in order for your session to be successful. Below I have provided a few tips to help us get the very best out of your upcoming lifestyle session!
I recommend scheduling your lifestyle session PRIOR to your baby being born! With my schedule being fully booked throughout most of the year, there’s no guarantee I can squeeze you in if you’re not already on my schedule. When scheduling this session, please pick your due date so I know I'll be expecting a newborn session soon with you around that time. Then, contact me soon after your sweet, new, bundle of joy has arrived and I will get you in as soon as possible.
This session is to be scheduled within the first 14 days of life. However, the BEST time is between the first 4-7 days after their arrival. This allows for me to get them in those adorable poses! However, the older they get, the more alert they are of their bodies and the harder it will be!
In order to get those sweet, sleepy poses, I recommend doing whatever it takes to make sure they will be in deep sleep during our session. Keeping your little one awake 1-2 hours before our session will help make the baby nice and exhausted. ** I can't stress enough the importance of keeping them awake prior to the session! **
A well fed baby is a HAPPY baby! Please feed and burp the baby right before our session to ensure a happy, sleepy ('milk drunk') baby!
When I come to you for your lifestyle session, I ask that you open all the blinds and curtains PRIOR to my arrival. This allows me to find the best source of natural light in your home and I can begin to set up. I will also bring additional lighting to help out when needed, so don’t worry if you have a darker home. Also, CRANK THE HEAT!! Babies are use to being all bundled up and cozy, and when I undress them to get those adorable, naked newborn shots they don't tend to like that unless it remains warm! So keeping the house at a warmer temperature will help and a few trips back and forth to the dryer to warm up wraps and blankets may be beneficial as well! I also will be dressed comfortably and cool, I suggest you do the same, because it's going to get toasty!
We will use any of your favorite blankets or wraps for our session and of course you are welcome to use any of your own props. I love using props with a lot of texture, color or of importance to help make your images unique. However, we might not get a chance to use all the props but we will look through them together to determine what's going to work best.
Last but not least, RELAX! I know this seems like a lot, but everything will fall into place. There will be a time for cleaning up messes and breaks for feeding. Don't stress about this, IT'S NORMAL! We want a happy baby, so whatever we need to do, we will do it!
I can't wait to meet your sweet, little one! Most importantly, I can't wait to create an image that you will be able to cherish for a lifetime. Newborn moments can be gone in just the blink of an eye, so let me capture this moment for you and your family! I look forward to hearing from you!