I’m a little introvert, a little extrovert, and a dreamer. I love sunny days and stormy nights. And as you might have guessed already, I love photography. After my parents bought a new camera in 2011, I began playing around with it, learning how to use it by reading books and blogs. I practiced what I learned on my family and friends and fell in love with it. Soon all my questions about what career I wanted to pursue were answered. A photographer. My wild dream was to start my own business…and soon. I put my dream into action and on August 16, 2013, it was official…Haley Nicole Photography.

I mentioned I’m a dreamer. You can already tell that by how I started my own business so young. One of my biggest dreams is to travel the world, camera in hand. I love the quote I saw floating around Pinterest, “A ship at harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are for.” The traveling gene is in my blood, first my great-grandmother, my grandmother, and my mom…they’ve all seen many places on this big, beautiful earth and I long to see them too. I’ll take a plane ticket to just about anywhere! 

While I’m passionate about photography and traveling I also love to read and sing, listen to music and write. I’ve got a very big sweet tooth (just about anything chocolate), and Pride and Prejudice and Amazing Grace are two of my all-time favorite movies.

Speaking of amazing grace, the most important thing you need to know about me isn’t my passion for photography, but my passion for Christ. He’s the Lover of my soul and oh, I love Him back so much. He’s taken my sins and washed them away, my chains and broken them, and He’s lavished His glorious love on me. I am awed by Him, my awesome God. 

“When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” – Psalm 8:3-4

I wonder the same thing…I don’t understand at all why God would choose to let His only Son come to die for the sins of every human being to ever live. To die for my sin alone I wouldn’t even be able to understand. And the fact that Jesus willingly chose death on a cross…it doesn’t make any sense. But it doesn’t have to. I don’t understand it, but I am grateful. Christ completes me, He makes me whole, and I’ve never been happier in my life than knowing Him.