Haley James



California & Destination
fine art
wedding photography

Behind the Lens


A hopeless romantic who believes the best images come from a union of seeking and seeing.

Founder. Photographer. Detail Connoissuer. Travel Enthusiast. 

Hailing from Kansas and based in Southern California, Haley is a tenacious and intuitive creator with timeless taste. She is a passionate seeker with big ideas – a forever student who is always creating, dreaming, and overflowing with wanderlust.

Drawing on her decade long experience in client relations and the fashion industry (most recently in London England) Haley is unparalleled when it comes to putting her clients at ease and creating lifelong connections. Her love for fine details and simple sophistication give her a distinctive eye for capturing your most important moments.

She loves nothing more than spending her days slowly carefully with intention and meticulously organizing the dishwasher in her Southern California beach bungalow. Read on for a little more about Haley and the studio.

Meet Haley

about HJ

Casual with an edgy and romantic flair. Think LA cool meets Paris chic. 

Go-to outfit

A cooking connoisseur, my favorite dish I've made so far is fresh mahi tacos with grilled pineapple, and a creamy jalepeno & cilantro sauce.

Secret Talent


Owning too many hats. My Favorite? A vintage white Stetson from my late Grandfather (James). And really good pour over coffee every morning.

guilty pleasure


Spending time on the sun-soaked deck of my beach bungalow home.



The Faroe Islands, Italy, Joshua Tree California, London (I once called  London my home!), Maui, Hawaii, and Harbor Springs Michigan. 

places i've been



That moment after the ceremony when my clients realize their forever starts right there.

part of my job


my favorite things:

about you

Does this sound like you? Inquire with ME.

My clients seek beauty, have a love affair with travel, a taste for adventure, and afternoons spent by the sea. 

HJ clients pursue a rich quality of life filled with experiences to match. They know that they shine brightly and exude elegance and confidence effortlessly. Just like the ocean, they master a mixture of serenity, boldness, and natural wonder. Here at Haley James, I seek to fill your wedding day experience with this same richness you radiate.


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