New York Wedding Photographer, New Website Design

Today I’ve got TWO exciting things to be thankful for this week of Thanksgiving… first, my new website design is ready… and second… after three years of wrangling, I finally secured the domain I originally wanted –  www.jessicahaley.com – and I’m ready to celebrate!

When I launched my business in 2011, I could tell that jessicahaley.com would soon be expiring… it was clear that a realty firm of some kind used the domain for one of it’s former employees somewhere in the midwest and it was obvious they would not be renewing their account. So on the advice of a hosting company technician, I filed my request for the site during the post-expiration holding period, fully expecting the site to be delivered into my hosting account any day. I was shocked to learn that a Chinese web host won the domain when it finally became available. I didn’t know that I should have increased my chances of winning it by submitting my request with several hosting providers versus a single company… let’s just say, I was pissed! This company clearly didn’t need the domain for any legitimate business and merely parked the site in an attempt to accumulate large amounts of web addresses under their umbrella.

I debated changing the spelling of ‘Haley’ in order to have a clean, simple web address but I just didn’t want to do that. So I added “photography” to the end of website and have been using that ever since. But I haven’t stopped monitoring the other address and have made multiple certified offers to purchase it over the past three years. Finally, yesterday, the email I’ve been waiting for arrived in my inbox – I won the offer!! And the address I’ve always wanted is finally mine!

In a “stars-aligning” kind of way, I have spent the last month or so giving my site design a fresh new look and intended to launch my updated look yesterday. A few hiccups pushed the launch back until today which left me enough time for the Showit wizards to update my site to the new domain after yesterday’s news!

Browse over to the new www.jessicahaley.com to see the new site! In honor of the new site launch, we’ve got an exciting booking special to be announced later today – leave a comment below to add your name to the newsletter list so you don’t miss out!

 

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

I traveled south at the end of September for what I hoped to be a warm weather escape just as the chilly fall air crept in up north. Unfortunately, that late September week turned out to be unseasonably cold, wet, windy and rainy in Charleston but it didn’t stop me from having an amazing experience at the Bliss & Bokeh retreat. I joined a diverse group of female photographers from all stages of their businesses for three days of networking, styled shoots, business development… and some really delicious southern food!

One of the retreat sponsors, Contax Rentals, joined us for the styled shoots to let all the girls try their medium format film cameras. I rotated between my 85mm lens on my digital camera and the Contax film body… can you tell which is which? Mollie and Will joined us to model for the first of the styled shoots just weeks after their own wedding day. The William Aiken House provided a perfectly charming southern venue for this gorgeous pair!

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

I love the green, golds and oranges throughout this perfect fall color palette… and the naked cake! I’m obsessed…

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

Fresh fruit decor is always a good decision in my book!

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House
Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

My favorite shot! You two are so adorable!

Fall Wedding, Charleston Wedding, Green and Orange, William Aiken House

Venue: William Aiken House | Florals, Event Design, Decor: Gathering Events |  Charleston Weddings | Desserts, Cake: FISH Restaurant | Rentals: Snyder Events | Cake Stand: Polished! | Chairs: RS Signature | Bridal Gown: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Hair & Makeup: I Do Makeup | Tuxedo & Tie: Charleston Tuxedo  | Photography: Jessica Haley Photography

 

greenwich photography, family photos, fall

Little miss Colby! aka… Cameron’s future girlfriend… stole the show at this cute family shoot in Greenwich. Stacie owns Stacie Shea Events, a premier Greenwich Wedding Planning firm for Connecticut brides, has been a great friend since we met years ago at the very first Stationery Academy. The Shea’s just moved into their new home this fall and the colorful leaves blanketed the neighborhood streets perfectly for a fall family photo shoot with Miss C!

greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall

I love these family shots on their new front steps!

greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall
greenwich photography, family photos, fall

Hawaiian Watercolor Wedding, Beach Wedding Tips

I’m always so amazed at all the incredible wedding planning and inspiration resources available to brides right now. For beach brides, Beach Wedding Tips is a gorgeous new blog for couples dreaming of saying I Do with their toes in the sand. I’m so honored that our Maui meets New York watercolor inspiration shoot is featured today! To see the full post click here! Thanks Lynn!!

Pride & Prejudice Wedding Inspiration

Brides, if you haven’t checked out Reverie Gallery – a new wedding planning resource filled with gorgeous inspiration – put it on your list! I’m so excited that our Pride & Prejudice styled shoot is up on the new site today!

You can click over to the full feature here…  Thanks Erica for the post!! Can’t wait to see how this site grows!

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