Hey there! I’m Haleigh, the owner & principal photographer of Haleigh Nicole Photography. I'm a twenty-something, small town girl from Northern New Jersey, now residing in Orlando, Florida. Most days you can find me listening to a variety of podcasts, playing with my sweet cocker spaniel, or planning my next grand adventure. I'm slightly sarcastic and overly passionate about my work. I work side-by-side with my wonderful boyfriend, Jack, and couldn't be more grateful.
Jack and I met during my junior year of college back in April of 2015! I was working on a dance show at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center as the master electrician and lighting designer (we are huge theatre nerds and went to school for it). Jack walked in and crowded my space. I was stressed and said some not so nice things to him since I had no idea who he was. He took it and gave it right back to me! I think this is when I knew he was the one. I later found out that he transferred to our school and was the new sound designer. I pestered him for a week or two and even got him to help me move out of my apartment. We finally went on a real date and have been together ever since!
Jack joined Haleigh Nicole Photography officially at the beginning of 2018 and we have LOVED this season of life as partners! He is my second photographer on all weddings (except for when the occasional sound design pulls him away. But, that always brings us on a new adventure!).
My dad was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure on December 31, 2018 and end-stage incurable cancer on January 8, 2019. That’s when everything changed for me from a wedding standpoint. The week we found out about the cancer, I laid in bed and just started crying. Jack asked what I was thinking about. I told him that I was so afraid that my dad wouldn’t be at my wedding day. All I could think about was the typical wedding day, having him walk me down the aisle, and our dance together. I imagined what it would be like not having him there for that and it terrified me.
At the next four weddings we had that spring, 3 our brides or grooms didn’t have their parents. Every father-daughter or mother-son dance had me crying behind the camera. But our brides and grooms were so strong and pushed through because they had their other family and closest friends by their sides. These experiences made me love my couples even more and showed me what truly mattered on a wedding day.
As wedding photographers, we focus on capturing the intimacy, joy, and true love story of a wedding day. We want you to remember every part of your day in the most genuine way possible. This is why we have specialized in weddings and continue to make our clients' love stories the top priority.
I'm obsessed with Fall scents. I know. Basic. But it's literally smells like Fall in my office year round and I'm not mad about it.
I love puppies. Cocker Spaniels are my soul mates. I grew up with 3 and we have a sweet fluff of our own, Rocky.
If I could drive around in an RV exploring the world, I would. Roadtrips are my jam and I take as many as I can each year.
I LOVE Parks and Recreation. We both do. We have matching Mouse Rat shirts and re-watch the series multiple times a year. Jack is the Andy to my April.
"Haleigh has such a passion for her work and it shows in every way! Haleigh took the time to get to know myself and my now husband to understand our style and learn about us as a couple. I felt like we had been friends for years! Haleigh goes above and beyond photography to take care of her clients and help them enjoy the wedding planning process instead of stressing. I have cried so many happy tears gushing over how beautifully Haleigh and Jack captured our day!"
— Sarah Jo + Matthew
"Haleigh and Jack are so wonderful to work with. I received so many compliments on not only our photos, but from other vendors letting me know how great Haleigh was to work with on our wedding day. Haleigh and Jack were so organized and made sure to keep everyone on schedule, even wrangling our large families. They seamlessly filtered through our event getting a lot of great candids and capturing all the major highlights. "
— Sabrina + Dan
"We had previously experienced Haleigh's work at my brother's wedding and we knew we had to have her for our wedding as well! Haleigh is an exceptionally gifted photographer and as we viewed the wedding album we got more and more excited about each wonderful moment that was perfectly captured. We loved how easy it was to work with Haleigh and all of the fun and creative ideas that she had to create some truly special pictures. Haleigh actually came up to the DC area for us - not once, but twice (engagement and wedding pics)! And yet despite the distance, it was really and truly easy to work with her."
— Nicole + Michael
the Bucket List
Panic! At the Disco
Lemon Lime Gatorade
My Favorite Murder
The Fault in Our Stars
Pizza + Hulu