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Conversations with Hailey High

Today we’d like to introduce you to Hailey High.

Hi Hailey, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My story starts back when Motorola flip phone camera was the only way for an eight years old to take pictures. Since I can remember, I always wanted to take pictures. (or videos!) From the ripe age of seven my childhood bestie & I started our own rendition of “iCarly”. We constantly started our own businesses while filming all the content for our own “show.” I always wanted to became an entrepreneur even before I knew what it was I would be doing! I always was creating and innovating! One year my family bought me a DSLR camera the Canon T6 Rebel to be exact from that day, the rest is history! 2021 has been the year of starting and legitimizing my business and expanding and growing like I never would have thought! Doors have been opening and opportunities presenting themselves from so many amazing people and all of that has lead me to where I am at today!

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Being a business owner is hard work especially at 19!! You give up a traditional 9-to-5 to work 24 / 7! There is always something you have to work on and have to improve there is no leaving your job at the door your life is your job! You are your brand! Although It is the most rewarding and amazing job it can be draining. Sometimes you doubt yourself and you have to reach your limits the hard way! Finding a good balance of work, school, relationships have been challenging but so worth it! Constantly pushing myself to be the best at everything I do for the glory of God’s kingdom makes this career so fulfilling!

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a travel wedding & elopements photographer! Photographing people in love is my jam! I absolutely love traveling to wild places to go on adventures with people that love each other! I love storytelling that captures people’s intimate love stories for them to look at forever! I am known for my insane Starbucks coffee orders and my high energy! I am the complete opposite of a procrastinator and love being motivated and getting things DONE! I take pride in the experience I give every one of my clients! I want a personal relationship with every single life I touch with photos! I want every client to feel like they have a new best friend!

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I see this industry breaking so many traditional societal norms! Because of this industry, “Elopements” now have a COMPLETELY different definition than it did ten years ago! It’s no longer two people sneaking away in secret to get married! Elopements are now known to be an intimate ceremony between two people with loved ones surrounding them! In really beautiful and amazing places! This industry is going in more of a direction of being art and expression rather than just posing and fake smiles! People are getting to document people’s love stories in insane places and create crazy looks and really capture feeling and emotion through a still image!

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All credits to HaileyHighphotography INC

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