began having an interest in photography when she was in the 6th grade; always around to snap photos of her impromptu dance parties with her friends, beauty pageants (in which she herself participated), and all of the artsy angst of a precocious pre-teen. Always the introvert, she found herself communicating her emotions more easily through her work, which led to her developing a much higher comfortability with interpersonal connection. After graduating high school in rural Perry, GA, Halie felt like she was destined for something more interesting than the weekend kegger at the local bonfire.
After moving to Savannah for a brief stint, Halie attended the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia located in Athens, GA. It was there that she was able to hone her craft and discover her love of film photography and the darkroom process from start to finish. She finds that one of her favorite things in the world is to take an idea from conception, capture it in a photograph, and then turn that photograph into a tangible object. Our home is filled with prints that she developed herself, and hundreds upon hundreds of instant film pictures documenting some of the most important events of our lives.
When Halie isn't taking pictures, she is usually at home dreaming of being a mom, cuddling with myself and our mini aussie Nola, or planning our next big adventure.
was made to be creative. Alec was made for me. When I first met him, I found myself so attracted to his dedication and passion to the music he creates. Having grown up around so many girls that fell head over heels for any guys that were "in a band", I was not intrigued by the fact that he was a musician. I was intimidated by his past experiences, including being featured on the Jimmy Kimmel show and his then recent journey to work for Sub Pop Records in Seattle, Washington. It was there where he discovered his love for photography. At the time, he was a music journalist and had to take photos to accompany his articles (because no one else would do it for free).
One weekend while Alec was visiting me in Athens, I got an inquiry for a smaller intimate week day wedding. The groom wanted a wedding video, and I, wanting to spend every waking moment with Alec, asked him if it was something he'd be interested in trying. I guess he didn't want to be away from me either, because he acted 100% confident and accepted the offer. He didn't even own a camera, so we borrowed one from my roommate. I was floored by his first wedding video; I had trouble telling the difference between the wedding photos I took and the stills he took in the midst of his video. I knew at that moment that our styles complimented each other and that we were meant to work together forever.
When Alec isn't taking pictures, he is usually cooking (he's a fantastic cook), making music, or giving me the best cuddles in the whole world.