Hailley Howard Photography
Award-winning California + New York destination wedding, portrait and editorial photographer

Hailley Howard Photography About page

Hailley Howard Photography, bi-coastal destination wedding photographer.


In my most perfect moment you will find me dancing, camera-in hand, documenting the life I see around me.


So happy to meet you!


I started Hailley Howard Photography in 2011 from the ground up. Using contacts I had in the fashion industry I grew my career one client and one gig at a time. The last few years have been filled with immense growth and I now happily split my time between the Laguna Beach, California and New York. My heart resides between the two but I am happy to meet you anywhere in between and beyond! I have shot weddings around the world and look forward to making more memories and new friends in more places, new and old. I truly love what I do and am so very grateful that I found my passion.

My vision as a photographer is to capture the world and its meandering story. I like clean lines, symmetry and asymmetry with distinct intention, architectural aspects, micro-people, the ocean; green and blue, a perfect candid moment, suspended emotion -suspended motion and voyeurism. I love catching something special that may have gone forgotten and when seen later the rush when all the memories come pouring back.

With an editorial and documentary/photojournalistic perspective I will document your wedding, event or portrait with an artful eye. I consider each job a collaborative effort of the soul. What will we create together?


You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

- Dr. Seuss

Published or featured in: 


Wedding Chicks

Stone Fox Bride

100 Layer Cake

100 Layer Cake-Let

Grey Likes

Inspired By This 

White Magazine

The Knot

How He Asked

Refinery 29

Pop Sugar 


National Geographic

Harpers Bazaar

Cake and Lace

Grace Loves Lace

Named a TOP KNOT photographer in 2015 by PDN


Thank you for your kind words:


" Thank you so much for beautifully capturing our wedding day. You were able to perfectly capture our vibe and give us stunning images we will cherish forever. We couldn't imagine getting married without you there!" -- Brittany & Eric

"...we absolutely love all the pictures. They turned out better than I could have imagined, and they are exactly what I have always envisioned our engagement pictures to be, and I know we will treasure them foreverโ€“ Thank you for being so talented and easy/fun to work with!" -- Brittany

"Yay!!! You're the best!! We LOVE them {the photos} so much! You perfectly captured our day. We can't stop looking at them! ๐Ÿ‘ Thank you so much!!" -- Amanda and Ronny

"I heart you very much! Thank you." -- Jennifer

"I wish my eyes would quit leaking..." -- Casey

"I wish I could put into words how amazing you are." -- Leslie

"These {photos} are so fun and we love the super creative ones!!  Thank you so much for all your hard work and talent...  I feel like we wouldnโ€™t have gotten that from other photographers. Josh loves the heads cut off with the layer of trees... I told him itโ€™s for our album cover (if we were musicians)." -- Erika

"Hailley is a true photographer with a genuine eye for beautiful, artistic photos!" -- Azadeh

"What a wonderful experience to work with Hailley... She took the most beautiful photos that captured all the love during our beach wedding." -- Heidi

"Hailley we love you! Thank you for taking the coolest pictures of my rugrats ever!!" -- Desiree

"Hailley was absolutely amazing.  From nailing down the contract to averting crisis the day of our wedding, she was a rockstar.  She made sure we got what we wanted, but also put her creative twist on things... We would highly recommend using her for any project." -- Roya

"Cannot find a better photographer around. Great to work with, creative, full of ideas but captures what you ask for perfectly." -- Brooke

"Perfect. Just perfect. When Hailley said, 'We're just going to hang out today. I'm going to take a bunch of shots and we're going to find the best moments among them,' I knew i picked the right photographer." -- Caitlin

"Hailley is an INCREDIBLE photographer! From our first meeting with her, my husband and I knew she had the artistic eye and creative approach that we were wanting to capture our big day. She put us at ease right away and we knew we could trust her to document our day perfectly. Hailley helped us come up with a shot sheet and think of some of the moments we wanted to capture that we might not have thought of on our own. We get tons of complements on our wedding photos, including some from our professional and amateur photographer friends. If that's not a testament to the artistry she brings to wedding photography, I don't know what is. Thank you, Hailley, for such beautiful work! " -- Joshua

"Hailley was amazing in every way! We loved working with her and I would highly recommend her! " -- Megan

"Very nice lady and excellent photographer. Had a lot of fun with her, and will use for any future photography needs. Also she has a basset hound assistant named olive that is friggin awesome." -- David

"Hailley is awesome! Recently hired her to do my surprise engagement photos. She did an amazing job! The pictures came out amazing and she captured the surprise moment perfectly. So happy I chose her to work with!" -- Daireus

"Hailley was incredible from beginning to end. She arrived on time and accommodated last minute changes. She photographed my proposal and played a critical acting role to help the whole surprise go off without a hitch! Her photo quality was excellent even when the lighting was suboptimal and she worked with a group of 16 people to capture an unforgettable night. Recommend her without reservations to every one seeking a photographer that "gets it" in the LA Area." -- Josh