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HEY GUYS, I'M HALLIE.

Recording the world around me in one medium or another has always been a part of my life -- from ball point pen doodles on airplane napkins to the bright fill flash of a disposable camera pulled from the bottom of my backpack at a party. But it wasn't until I set foot in a darkroom that I became truly captivated with photography. That was where the magic happened. I would spend long afternoons roaming the cobblestone streets of Florence with my mother's old Olympus 35mm, and returning to the darkness to unveil these imprints of light. What a romantic tale! I know, I know. So let's be real -- it's sometimes hard to bring back that magic, late at night, sipping stale coffee over glowing blue screens and edits that blur my vision. It's no darkroom, but I'm just as enamored as ever. 

As a wedding photographer, I am honored to be able to record and create for a living, telling stories of love, partnership, and human connection -- and finding delightful humans to spend my Saturday nights with on the dance floor getting down to "Jump Around!"

 

 

To close this out here, I've tried to create a slightly-more-original, and definitely true, "things-I-like" list.

Including, but not limited to:

unpredictable weather, cartwheels in an open field, anything with cheese, wildflowers, outdoor cooking, watching a storm sweep across Lake Michigan, rye whiskey, olive green, details. 

 
 
 

Where are you based?

I returned to my hometown of Traverse City, Michigan after a good long stint in New York, and couldn't be happier about it.

 

Do you travel for weddings?

I love to! Getting out of town is exciting and pushes my creativity. While the Northwoods and clear blue waters are my home, I am almost always down to take on a good adventure. No need to book a hotel, I'll happily pitch my tent nearby your venue and probably stay the whole weekend!

Outside the US? Great! I am currently offering a special travel-cost-only deal for some bucket list locales. Check with me to see if your spot is one of 'em!

 

Do you work with a second shooter?

I always enjoy getting to work alongside another talented photographer, plus it helps keep the day running smoothly to have two of us. But keeping your budget in mind, I let you decide. 

If your wedding is over 100 people, I highly recommend it.

I've got a few close friends and plenty of fellow wedding photographers across the country who I call on to help me capture your day!

 

How would you describe your style?

Photojournalistic. Candid. Full of emotion. But mostly I want my images to be honest, touch your heart, and let you step back into every moment of that special day. My goal is to let you be fully present on your wedding day, and to trust me to capture moments you'll be able to relive for a lifetime.

 

Can we see a price sheet?

See this page for a rough guide! Feel free to shoot me an email or fill out my contact form and I will send you more information regarding packages & pricing. 

 

How many photos will we get? 

On average, you will get 60-80 photos for every hour I am with you. 

 

When will we get to see our photos?

I like to publish a small sneak preview shortly after our shoot, while we are both still so excited about what we've created.

 You can expect to receive all of your photos 6 - 8 weeks following the event.

Rush (2-week) delivery is also available for an additional fee!

 

Receiving Photo Files –

Digital Files?

Yep! Fully processed high resolution jpeg images will be delivered electronically via an online gallery made just for you. These are perfect for downloading, printing and sharing with family and friends!

Raw Files?

Nope! Every image is edited with keen attention to detail and consistency, and no raw files are ever delivered. Period.

Additional re-touching is available upon request.

What about a Print Release?

Absolutely! You can make prints and albums for yourself and family anytime. 

 

Do you offer albums? 

Certainly. And I love, love, love them. As I see it, your photos take on a new life, and leave a true legacy, once they get off of our darn screens. They are meant to tell a story, and live on past a temporary Facebook profile picture fling. These archival books can passed down for generations, and are sustainably and consciously printed.

 

How do we book?

Ready for this? YAY!

If you decide I am the best fit for your day, all I require to secure your date is a 50% retainer along with a signed contract. 

 
 

 – I can't wait to learn more about you!

 
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I believe you should be doing your wedding your own way. Throw the rules out the window.
Forget those silly old traditions that don't feel right.
Any hey I'm not gonna try to sell you any extras you don't want!
I build my wedding pricing around a simple base fee, with all the add on options for you to choose from. 
This way, you can pick what works for you.

 

wedding pricing starting at - 2,500 // AVERAGE INVESTMENT - 3,000

[ Elopement Pricing starting at - 1,000 ]

 

I'd love to meet up over a beverage, or on the phone if you’re not local to Northern Michigan (beverages still encouraged), to talk about your day! I will create a custom quote within 12 hours of our conversation so you can get the ball rolling.

 

 
 
 

ready? let's do this thing –

 
 

If you’re here because you’re looking for a wedding photographer, someone to tell your story, capture forever this monumental day in your lives, you're in the right place. It's important for me to work with people who appreciate a documentary aesthetic, are looking for non-traditional wedding photos, and who inspire me with their own style and spirit.   

I can't wait to tell your story!

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2018 travel dates

I would absolutely LOVE to grab drinks, take a hike, or shoot with you when I'm in town. Please reach out if you're interested, or have a reason to add another place to my travel list! It's always expanding.

(only places outside of michigan listed below. I'm always exploring around my state!)


2018 / coming up:

 

AUGUST - ROAD TRIP: Bozeman, Montana / Seattle, Washington + everything in between!

NOVEMBER - La Graciosa, Canary Islands ( + EUROPE LOCATIONS TBD )

2019:

JANUARY - MARCH: Tulum, Mexio


2017 / past:

JANUARY - ROAD TRIP: Chicago / Iowa City / Denver / Park City / Portland, Bend / Seattle, Bellingham / Missoula / Detroit

APRIL - Bozeman, Montana / Yellowstone NP / Glacier NP / Whitefish, Montana

MAY - ROAD TRIP: Michigan / Illinois / Missouri / Arkansas / Tulsa, Oklahoma / Austin, Texas / Marfa, Texas / Truth or Consequences, New Mexico / Tucson, Arizona / San Diego, California

JUNE - San Diego, California

JULY - Norfolk, Virginia / Cape Cod, Massachusetts

SEPTEMBER - Syracuse, New York / Boston, Massachusetts / Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts / Detroit, Michigan

OCTOBER - Marquette, Michigan

NOVEMBER - La Graciosa, Canary Islands / Holbox, Mexico / Tulum, Mexico

DECEMBER - Destin, Florida / Brooklyn, New York

2018:

MARCH - Seattle, Washington / Portland, Oregon

APRIL - Beacon, New York

JUNE - New York City, New York

JULY - Hamilton, New York