Let's be real
I believe that weddings should be simple. That the planning and design, the hand selection of every sentimental detail are important, but day of what matters is the commitment and the people. This day is a huge milestone in your lives and these traditions deserve to be celebrated with reverence. Even so, on your wedding day what matters is the moments. The moments with your new husband or wife, your best friends, your families, and the love and joy you celebrate together. The sneaking smiles, the bursts of laughter. The tear filled hugs and the wild dance moves. Those are the moments that can’t be relived and those are the moments I’m there to capture.
Weddings with me always include
A custom wedding day photo timeline
Sneak peeks of your images within days, if not hours, of your wedding night
High res, professionally edited images delivered in 6 weeks
Online image gallery to Share, Download, and Print
Average wedding investment $2600
Weddings. Elopements. Engagements.
Whether you want ten witnesses or one, do your wedding in a way and place that is true to you. I will hike anywhere that sets your heart on fire to capture this private moment for you to share and remember forever.
I'm with you from getting ready through the "I dos." Promise we will be best friends by the sparkler send off.
Engagement Sessions are my favorite. We can go as low key or as epic as you want. Badlands, mountain tops, or your living room. There is no wrong choice if it makes you feel at home together.
Britany + Josh
Hayley is an amazing photographer!!! I can hardly put into words how beyond happy I am with our engagement pictures. She made the entire experience so much fun for us and captured so many beautiful photos. I love how interactive she is...made it a breeze for us! I will be recommending her to everyone for sure. So pumped that she lives nearby and can photograph future family moments for us. :)
Shanna + Michael
Hayley photographed our wedding in July 2018. She was prompt, kept us on schedule, had a smile on her face the entire day, and was so much fun! She put up with my crazy bridesmaids and did I mention the pictures are amazing! She got a sneak peak of our pictures to us in under 24 hours, a blog post in about a week with more pictures, and all the shots within a month! She exceeded our expectations and I would love to work with her again!
Lindsey + Jesse
We worked with a lot of great people for our wedding. If I could only recommend one, it would be Hayley, one million times over. She was so relaxed and laid back which is just our style. She helped us put together a timeline for the day, including what time we should actually start our ceremony. She helped us with a shot list, and was very flexible and patient with us. She captured some amazing moments and was so sneaky that I didn't even see her half of the time! Our wedding day went by so quickly, and her blog is a great place for us to look at to help us remember the day we took months to plan.
Jana + Brandon
Hayley is the BEST. And I know, because she has photographed 4 weddings that I have been in (3x a bridesmaid and once as the bride). Hayley is so easy to work with, she has a great sense of humor, and is amazingly talented. She attends to every detail and shines at catching the most moving moments. My day was such a blur of joy and excitement, and she fully documented not only what was going on for the bride and groom, but for our guests too, which is a true treasure. I seriously laughed out loud, and cried, and gasped, and gushed when I saw our pics. By far, the best decision, other than marrying my husband of course, was hiring Hayley. The. Best. Ever.
Stephani + Ben
I can't even explain how easy Hayley made the engagement/wedding process for us! She took us for a beer after our engagement photos, saved my life on the wedding day by making sure I had food in my belly before I saw my hubby, herded cats all day (I have an extremely large family) and best of all made us feel like we have known her for years!! I can't thank you enough Hayley, for your amazing work and kindness!
Tiffany + Rueben
5 stars just isn't enough!! Hayley is such a talented photographer! She is fun, outgoing, and flexible!! Hayley is the type of person you feel like you've known your whole life after just meeting her! She captured all of the pictures I could have ever have dreamed of and more!! I loved receiving our wedding photos! They are high-quality and manage to bring back all of the excitement and emotions I felt on my wedding day!! I would highly recommend Hayley to anyone!! You won't be let down, I promise!! You will simply be blown away by (1) how amazing she is and (2) the incredible and natural talent she possesses!!
Cecelia + Andrew
Words literally can't describe the fantastic experience we had with Hayley shooting our wedding day! She brings such a positive flow to an otherwise crazy day! Down to what our schedule for the day was, she created it! What a blur it really was, and she did the BEST job capturing every moment effortlessly. Down to her BLOG of the day, her attention to all my details, was so important to me, not knowing it until I got my pictures back! She and Shannon were such a good time. They really kept everyone relaxed and goofy with this incredible flare of professionalism. THANK YOU, thank you Hayley for making me look and feel beautiful, having me pose certain ways, and just telling Andrew what to do so we didn't have to feel awkward or uncomfortable! My entire wedding album is amazing.... I literally haven't stopped looking at every picture!
Lindlee + Brandon
Hayley Heser is an amazingly talented photographer! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, energetic, and creative photographer. She was very willing and excited to hike to Sacagawea Peak (highest peak) in the Bridger Mountains when we suggested it for our engagement photos. And coming from someone who doesn’t feel extremely comfortable getting their picture taken, Hayley put us both at ease and made us laugh which made our engagement photos amazing and natural - way beyond my expectations. She knows how to capture the best moments. I am so excited for her to take our wedding photos! Highly, highly recommended.
What's your shooting style?
Friends describe me as laid back and that is definitely my shooting style. I want to capture you on your own or as a couple in your natural state. So, I'll be asking you questions, joking with you, and having you do twirls in a field to get your real self to peek out in those in between moments. It will be fun. You'll leave feeling more in love, more confident, and more uplifted than you have all day. Plus, you are going to look HOTT! ;)
How would you describe your editing style?
Every shoot has a different vibe, whether it is a sunset with soft light in creamy colored badlands or a sunny wedding day on top of a mountain. I don't limit myself to the type of light I shoot in so I tailor my editing style to the day and situation. I've always been partial to a version of a film look with true colors. Check out my blog to see my editing style throughout a wedding day or a shoot!
Do you travel for weddings?
Oh man, do I ever. Most of my weddings are in Bozeman, Billings, Lewistown, Great Falls and all over Eastern Montana. So, sell me on your dream location and the more sweet you make it sound the more likely I am to say, "Yes."
What's your favorite thing about photographing weddings?
I love how I can meet you in the morning, and based on your interactions with friends and family and what I learn about you on this super emotional day, I can easily be crying right along with you during the after dinner toasts. I love meeting new people and there is something so cool about getting a front row seat to the love and the pride that is shared on a wedding day.
Do we get to keep all the images from our final wedding gallery?
Yes! The final edited images are yours to keep forever. I want you to print them so I have your wedding gallery connected to the same printer I use for my images. Your mom wants to order prints too? Cool, just send her the link and she can order right from the gallery. No middleman!
Do you sell Albums?
Funny you should ask?! I totally do. ;) After my wedding last year I realized I needed a place to keep these images that I'd invested so much in. So, I designed my own album and then started designing albums for my clients, because honestly, design is hard. It takes so much time, and if you don't have super high speed internet... Forget it. Also, truth time: Certain images just look better together and after creating your blog and pouring over your day I'm pretty dialed in to how they should fit in an album. I deliver heirloom quality albums that will last for generations. You've already invested so much into your wedding images, it makes sense to take the final step and preserve them for your grandchildren.
Do you have a question?
Please don't hesitate to ask me over on my Contact Page.