Don't let those innocent eyes fool you...

Don't let those innocent eyes fool you...

Hello! My name is Willow Haley, and I'm a thirty-five year old photographer who, despite being a relatively recent transplant, is completely and utterly in love with New Orleans. I share half of a double shotgun house with my husband, my massive stacks of camera gear, and the world's most neurotic cat. When I'm not shooting weddings and events you can usually find me reading, freelancing, wandering the streets and music venues of NOLA with my camera, or enjoying just about anything covered in cheese.

I began my career as a photojournalist. Stylistically speaking, I have remained very close to my roots, though I also really enjoy using creative lighting, angles, and composition to subtly enhance the natural drama of my images. In the end, there's almost nothing I enjoy more than telling a true story by capturing a series of sincere emotional moments.

My husband John and I on our wedding day.  Photo courtesy of my awesome big brother.

My husband John and I on our wedding day.  Photo courtesy of my awesome big brother.

From the moment you book me, I'm not just your photographer - I'm on your team. If you contact me, I'll always get back to you within 24 hours - usually far sooner - and I'm happy to help out.  For example: are you having trouble deciding between venues?  I can provide feedback, share past experiences, and tell you exactly how the various attributes of your potential location will impact your photos.  Are you looking for ways to incorporate your engagement or bridal pictures into your wedding decor?  Great - so am I.  I'm always collecting links and instructions on creative new ways to use photos at your wedding, and I’d be glad to help you decide which ones might work for you.  Do you need some more hands-on help?  I'd love to schedule a free visit your home or wedding venue to help you figure things out.  To be clear, I’m not an event planner.  I do, however, have a LOT of experience shooting weddings, and I am always more than happy to share what I have learned over the years.  I get to make my living doing precisely what I love best.  I know how rare that is, and how unbelievably lucky I am.