Hello and Howdy! I hail from the heart of the United States - Kansas City - which may be why I possess such a deep heart for connection, craft, and hospitality. Three components that have been woven into my photography by my own merit but significantly by God's gifts and graces. I believe in delivering images that feel like they were taken by a close friend who knows all the moments you will cherish for years to come.

I'm Haley James but my friends call me Hales

the studio

Callie & Christian


Hannah & Zach


Mackie & Collin


featured work

ARE BIG ON CONNECTION / Always rally for a good time  / Know what they love / Value meaningful storytelling


Nikki & Dane

My husband and I recommend Haley a million times over. Haley was so much more than our wedding photographer. From our first phone conversation she felt like a friend we had known a long time. Her professionalism and sincerity leading up to the day could not be matched. So many of our guests asked if Haley was a college friend because she was so friendly to everyone and blended so easily with our guests.

"There are no moments missing because Haley captured it all"

Jazmine & Matt

I cannot emphasize enough how great our experience was working with Haley.  She made us feel incredibly comfortable and gave us space to experience the day while still getting all the shots. She captured so many beautiful and unconventional moments. To make things EVEN BETTER, she sent us a few pictures the morning after the wedding. It was such a sweet surprise and gift!

"Her ability to craft & capture the perfect moments is incomparable"

Molly & David

"Haley is incredible! Not just her photos - but as a human, too! She makes you feel extremely comfortable during your event and does an amazing job of capturing candid pictures of you and your guests. She also really listens to what you want and the vibe you’d like to convey and helps nail that! She had great ideas for pictures and overall vibe of our wedding - so she’s definitely a gem!."

"Haley makes you feel like you're with an old friend"

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