Archive for June, 2013

Francis + Karen’s engagement session was awesome. She brought along her mom as well as her sister, which is always smart for both moral support AND setting up shots. I really hit it off with all 3 ladies and the groom! I can’t wait to see them again at the wedding! Now, without further ado…

Thank you all again for being so wonderful! See you all soon. :)

I’m sure you answered yes to that question… Heck, I answered yes to that question. (Yes, I’ve been known to frequent Sam’s stores on the regular, picking up all the free samples I can find only to leave the store without making a single purchase. Hey, I’m a broke college kid. Don’t judge me. ;) )

ANYWAY… I love to give out free stuff. If I could afford it, I would do all of my work for free. Buuuuuuuuuttttt, I’m not President and I can’t make that happen. (Don’t you hate when that happens?) However, I can make things a little easier for my seniors and senior parents out there! Starting today, I’m starting my new SENIOR MODEL program. Here’s the skinny:

In an effort to help out local seniors with senior photography expenses AND to further the advertisement and promotion of my business, I have devised a plan to benefit us all: Senior Models. In a little over a month, I will select several high school seniors to represent Photography by Hailey. These elite teens will receive lots of goodies, including a free mini session, several free digital files of your photos, a free Facebook cover photo, a free promotional t-shirt, a discounted full-length senior session, etc. Now, before you apply to be a senior rep, let’s get down to a few FAQs to make sure that we’re on the same page:


Q. Ummmm, what is a Senior Model?

A. This senior season, I will select several high school seniors to represent Photography by Hailey. These individuals will save up to HUNDREDS of dollars on their senior photographic services and receive lots of exciting perks from Photography by Hailey. In return, these models will perform several advertising services for me! (Don’t worry! Nothing major. And it’s all fun, PROMISE! ;) ) Senior Models (or Senior Reps) tell their classmates, neighbors, family members, friends, and community about Photography by Hailey. (Go ahead, hashtag me. Or, if you want, you can even stand on the side of the street yelling my business name or blog address in a “Newspaper, Newspaper” fashion. Totally up to you. ;) ) Basically, these seniors will be my little marketeers. The more you do and the more business you bring me, the more YOU get!

I will only be choosing a certain number of applicants, so spaces are VERY limited!


Q. Yo, could I be a Senior Model?

A. Are you a 2014 senior? Do you love taking photos? Are you outgoing and fun? Do you like to laugh and have a good time? Do you have style? Are you well-connected to your peers and classmates?  Then YOU could possibly be just what I’m looking for!

The only true set-in-stone requirements that I have are as follows:

  • You must be a 2014 senior.

  • You must be able to par-take in a FREE mini-session with fellow senior models on the evening of Saturday, August 10, 2013.

  • You must book your FULL senior session with me before your mini-session. (This session is not free, but all models will receive FIFTEEN PERCENT off of the session package.) This session also needs to be completed before the end of 2013.

  • You must share your photos with friends, family, classmates, etc. (AKA – advertise for me! It will benefit us both. ;) )

  • You must use a photo taken at your session(s) as your profile photo OR cover photo on Facebook through-out your senior year.

  • You & your parents must agree via contract to only represent/ advertise/ use Photography by Hailey during your senior year.

Q. If I’m chosen to be a model, what happens next?

A. This is one of my favorite parts. :) After I review all of the applications, identify the areas in which I need senior reps, and choose the models, I will contact you to inform you. :) Next, the perks start rolling in. ;)

  • First, we will discuss all of the important info, including booking the sessions.

  • Then, the fun begins! We will shoot your mini-session next! This shoot will have all of the fun & energy of a full shoot, but will be restructured to include all of my senior reps! This session (which will be completed on the evening of Saturday, August 10, 2013) will feature ALL of Photography by Hailey’s senior models. This shoot will last about 1-1.5 hours and will be shot at one location. During this time, I will capture photos of the senior reps individually and in groups. (I will inform you of the exact time & location after announcing the 2014 Senior Models.) During this session, you will be able to wear 3 different outfits, 1 of which will include your FREE t-shirt. After the session, I will chose the 5 best photos of you, digitally retouch them, and send you the link to download them.

  • Then, we will shoot your FULL session! Senior Models receive 15% off of the normal rate of this shoot AND get first pick of my senior session dates. This session MUST be completed before the end of 2013. This session will last up to 2 hours. This is where you really let your creative juices flow! Bring as many outfits as you want. Come up with tons of ideas. Pack a million and two props. GO WILD! (For info about session flow, session prices, digital photo copies, etc. refer to www.photobyhailey.com.)

  • Finally, here is the best part!!!!! Through out the steps above, each senior spokesperson will be working her little hiney off right?! Well, this is where all of that gets really fun… As well as receiving numerous freebies and discounts, my senior models could receive a FREE shoot for her and her friends! The Senior Model that brings me the MOST business by March 2014 will earn an AWESOME session with their best buds! When I was a senior, I par-took in this type of shoot & it was one of the best decisions I ever made! This session is a great way to commemorate you & your BFFs’ (or as me & my besties like to say, “biffles”) high school career. This session comes with digital copies of the best photos, all of which you can share with your friends. You will also have unlimited printing rights with this session! Talk about a way to end high school with a bang! (This session will take place during June 2014 following graduation.)

*Be sure to tell all of those who book me because of YOUR referral to tell me so at the time of their session. That way, I can keep track of who is in the lead & in the end find out who is the winner of the BFF4L Session Giveaway!


Q. I’m totes in. Where do I apply?

A. Yayz! I couldn’t be happier! First, fill out the Senior Model application at the bottom of the page. (Don’t worry, it’s just 10 questions.) Then, like my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/photobyhailey & follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/photobyhailey. Anddddddddddd THAT’S IT! Just be sure to do these things by July 1, 2013!

Sidenote: Please remember- I am only choosing a certain number of models. If you are not selected, please do not take it personally! It simply means that I have already selected someone in your area or do not need/ cannot have a model in your area. If this happens, please still call me! I’d still love to have you as a regular client. I treat those guys pretty well too. ;)

I can’t wait to hear from you all! Seniors are my absolute faves and, although the 2013 season just ended, I cannot wait for my next bunch of guys and gals to photograph. :) See yall soon!

Senior Model application:

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A big thank you to all of those who applied! This year’s senior models have been officially selected! Maegan Murry, Morgan Fuselier, and Alison Peloquin: Congrats! I’ll get in touch with you guys at the start of next week to start setting everything up! I can’t wait to work with all 4 of these beautiful girls. I know we’re going to have a blast. :)

Tristan & Johnathan are getting married in December. I’m honored to be their wedding photographer for not only that, but also for their engagement photos! For this session, I got to go to a beautiful piece of land and capture some really beautiful shots! The day that the session took place, it was REALLY, REALLY hot! But… that didn’t stop us from having lots of fun! Thank you guys for being so cooperative and great! I’m so happy to be able to show you all these photos now!


This next picture is probably one of my favorites ever! And I’m not even the one who set it up! Johnathan did! I told yall, these people are awesome! Grooms of the future, take note! Participate in this experience! Your photographer and your bride will be so grateful!


Again, thank you both for allowing me to document this for yall! I hope you guys love the photos as much as I do!

PS- make sure you check out the new “How to Prepare for Your Session” section of the blog at http://photobyhailey.com/preparing-for-your-session. You may see Tristan & Johnathan featured there. ;)