Amelia - Model - Long Beach, California

Amelia is basically a real life Disney princess, AM I RIGHT? She is English & Egyptian and has the loveliest English accent.

We spent a fun evening in Long Beach, California shooting around the waterfront and the lighthouse beach park. It was a gorgeous late Spring evening at golden hour. I really wanted to highlight her beautiful skin and get a nice added glow to sparkle in the sunshine. I liked the juxtaposition of the harsher sun light mixed with the warmth of golden hour by the beach. I also wanted to add in some 1960s Italian screen siren vibes with the wardrobe.

She and her boyfriend drove down from LA and I’m so grateful that they did so we could work together finally! We had been meaning to shoot together when she lived in Seattle but it worked out shooting her in her new home area. Thanks so much for being such a fun model & a total sweetheart, Amelia!


Suzanne Heyn- Spirituality + Meditation Coach- Personal Branding

Suzanne Heyn is such a magical lady. She is a meditation and spirituality coach and yoga instructor. She offers online courses for those looking to inwardly heal themselves through meditation, journaling, yoga practice and more. Suzanne has an incredible gift for writing and the ability to help people create change in their lives. She is a cancer survivor as well.

We planned her branding portrait session almost 6 months ago and had to reschedule 4 different times due to weather (cheers, Seattle). SO many times that it felt like we'd never meet! But we finally did, and what a gorgeous summer day it was! We wanted a session style and location that would go well with her branding colors and business type + mood.

Suzanne chose to have her session at my favorite Seattle beach, Golden Gardens, at golden hour where everything is super glowy and lovely. Golden Gardens is a perfect, dynamic setting for a portrait session because it has a water front, beautiful beach areas, grass, a mini forest of thin, straight trees and a marina. It was a super windy day and the chill definitely affected our shooting a bit, but overall, Suzanne is a total trooper and awesome subject! Thanks so much Suzanne for going with all the idea I had. I absolutely love how these images turned out and I feel they totally reflect her brand and personality.

Coach Pre-Spring '17 - Dinky Crossbody Bag

Whoa. What an amazing amazing opportunity it was to be apart of Coach's Pre-Spring 2017 Influencer Campaign for their Dinky crossbody bag. The Dinky is beyond lovely and the perfect size for traveling. The oxblood and cherry color leather is so soft. I love the gold stamp on the inside of the bag too. I'm definitely going to cherish this purse for years to come.

The gorgeous Natalie Ischer was a fantastic model. We had fun imagining new areas to show off the purse in such a diverse location. After wrapping up the Dinky bag shots, I took some lovely portraits of her as well I really dig.

King Street Station in Pioneer Square, Seattle was our amazing location. I had only been to the other side of the station and for some reason hadn't found this amazing larger area(?!). It is so beautiful in there and was the perfect setting to display this modern but classic bag. The palm trees, white walls, ornate crown moulding, art deco light fixtures and subway tile, oh yesss!

I love doing lookbooks + social media content for brands SO MUCH! Quickly becoming one of my favorite types of sessions.

xo Haley