Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cards Christmas

Check out the latest page I just posted using Showit: Cards Christmas

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Amber and Daniel's Wedding

Can I just tell you how much I love to shoot weddings? What a priviledge to be part of a bride's special day! I had a great time with this couple! It was very hot two weeks ago Saturday, so we didn't spend as much time taking pictures outside as we were hoping. The bride and groom did did very well enduring the heat though. They had a lovely ceremony in Lawrence. The day was just perfect!
Check out their slideshow at You can see their wedding images at then click Clients then Weddings then click on their picture. All of their images will be up this weekend.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I'm So Far Behind on My Blog, But Having Fun!

I can't believe that it's been over two months since I've written on my blog! I'm practicing what I preach about prioritizing, and the blog just had to wait. In the last two months, I have photographed 3 weddings (1 in Florida to help my stepdaughter), 2 pregnancies, 3 engagements,
3 families, 3 newborns, 27 seniors, as well as prom, track, stu co, swim team, and graduation. Whew! I'm tired! It's been a blast though.
Here are a few senior pictures. I love the large wall portrait as well as the 5x30" collage.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Website is Up and Running

Check out my new website It has cool new features:

Gallery galleries of children thru teens, seniors, engagements, weddings, and families

Info investment (ie prices), products (albums, accordion wallet books, graduation cards, baby announcements, hand-painted oil portraits, etc), resources, bio

Clients links to each client's view & order website

Shows slideshows and albums designed for clients

Blog link to my blog (duh)

Please send me your comments about the website. Any suggestions are appreciated! I have been working on it for a few weeks and have been neglecting my blog. I have also been doing some fun photography stuff that I'm anxious to tell you about. So many fun pictures for you to enjoy!
Check out this hand painted oil portrait that one of my clients commissioned me to do. I loved taking their pictures! And this oil portrait is so cool!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tim Senior Pictures

I had a great time with Tim and his mom yesterday. Tim was not really looking forward to his photoshoot, but I think it ended up being a much better experience than he expected. I am so glad that he brought his bass and his "25 cent" white t-shirt. This former halloween costume was supposed to be his undershirt, but I thought it was cool and asked if we could do some pictures in it. I just love it!
I think we got some great shots and I'm thankful that Tim survived the session with me and his mom! Click on the link below for Tim's slideshow. Enjoy!

Hot Springs, AR

I had the pleasure of going to Hot Springs, AR last week for a photography class at the Delta School of Photography. We had a little time before class started on Sunday, so we walked down Bath House Row and took some pictures. We got to go inside the museum, which is what you see above. These bath houses pulled in water from the natural hot springs right behind them. The bath houses had individual rooms with bath tubs, showers, and steam chambers. We also walked to the rocks where the hot spring came out. The water really was hot! If you look closely, you can actually see some of the steam coming off the water.
The photography class was very intense since it was about one semester of college in 3.5 very long days. My brain still hurts! They had a trade show where I bought some really cool frames that you can order. You'll have to check out the square frame with space for one 12x12 and twelve 5x5 prints. It will be great for senior pictures as well as weddings and babies.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Clint and Amy Pre-Engagement Pictures

I guess I shouldn't call these pre-engagement pictures because Clint and Amy are already engaged. These are the pictures taken before the engagement pictures. I went with Clint and Amy on Saturday to check out their reception venue. It is so cool! I had my camera with me(where else would it be?), so I couldn't resist getting some shots overlooking downtown while they were looking so adorable. You must see the Terrace on Grand ( It's a brand new venue that's just opening in the next week or two. I also got to meet their caterer, Marilyn, of She's got some amazing decorations!
Clint and Amy are a fun, young couple, and I can't wait to take their real engagement pictures later this spring and shoot their wedding this summer. Clint figured out very quickly that there is no such thing as "just a few pictures". We are going to have a blast!
Check out their slideshow for more images inside and out:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

National Charity Model Search Comps

The National Charity Model Search is underway, and the first images have been uploaded. You can check them out at Models must be 18 months - 14 years of age.

Here are one side of the sample modeling comps that you can purchase as a contestant in the National Charity Model Search. Double-sided 5.5x8.5 (Standard Modeling Composite Size) Comps are available at $55.95 for 25, $85.95 for 50, and greater savings for 100 or more.

Contact Shawn at 913-481-9827 for more info or to schedule your modeling photo session.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

National Charity Model Search

Is your child America’s Cutest Kid?

Haley Photography is participating in the National Charity Model Search to select “America’s Cutest Kid” and to raise funds for charity.

We’re looking for cute children ages 18 months to 14 years old to model for a portrait to be entered into the contest.

Models Search Special:
$75 entrance fee, which includes a 45 minute model session and one image submitted to the national gallery. Prints can be ordered from at 10% off standard prices.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Anyone may vote. Each vote is $1, and all proceeds from votes benefit the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. (
Grand prize national winner will be determined from the 50 city finalists. Winners selected by photography and modeling industry experts.

If your child is selected the national winner, you’ll receive many prizes, including a $5,000 US Savings Bond and a Canon PowerShot G10 digital camera.

If you’re interested in entering your child(ren), please call Shawn Haley at 913-481-9827. For more information about the contest, go online to

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jake and Emma Wedding

Wow! I cannot believe it has been 2 months since I've posted on my blog. I have done quite a few photo shoots since then, but have been too busy to update my blog. Enough moaning...
I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding this past weekend for a wonderful young couple. I shot Emma's sister's wedding a few years ago, so it was fun to be a part of another significant family event. Of course, Emma was a stunning bride. Her hair was elegantly pulled back into a low bun. She wore a gorgeous lace dress. She also wore a beautiful family heirloom fur since it was so cold outside. And Jake looked very handsome as well. I hope Jake didn't feel left out when I took 10 times more pictures of Emma than I did of him. There's just something about the bride that photographer's just can't get enough of!
Check out these fun images. I also created a slideshow that brings tears to my eyes. I'll have more pictures on my website soon. Enjoy!