For me, photography is much more then telling your story, it’s also about capturing your soul.
REAL, INTIMATE, JOURNALISTIC and JOYFUL. Those are the words I would use to describe the heart behind why I do what I do.
WHY CHOOSE REAL? When I, (Haleah Yoder) got married, on Christmas Eve in the year 2015, I only received 3 photos back. At 18, I was a young portrait photographer with very little wedding experience - but 3? It was not the number that bothered me as much as the stiff, ill-posed photographs that were supposed to depict “love” as my photographer, versed by society, thought it “should” appear. Even today, I look at those images and I see a bride worried about “perfection” instead of being in complete and utter love on the happiest day of her life! That was the journey that started it all for me. I wanted to be able to capture moments of sincerity, optimism, pride and joy! The kind of moments that when you look at an image, you feel all over again! That began my journey, my mission and what has now become my entire heart and soul.
WHY CHOOSE INTIMATE? Intimacy is the part of you and your sweetheart that can only be awakened in unison. Intimacy goes beyond attraction, straight to the very souls of who you both are. It’s the look in your eyes, the strength behind your smiles, it’s what makes you both unique and beautiful! It’s more then just your story, it’s who you are and I want to capture that. It’s important to be able to look at an image and feel what it was like to be in love in that moment. To catch the same butterflies, to hear those vibrant drops of laughter…. to just feel it all as it were.
WHY CHOOSE JOURNALISTIC? Everyone has a unique story that plays a huge part in how they met their sweetheart to how they ended up engaged. For me that story doesn’t stop at your engagement; it continues on to your elopement/wedding day, progresses through your day to day and continues on until the day you reach heaven. I choose journalistic because it tells a very beautiful story. I don’t want your gallery to be a series of images constructed. I want them to be candid, expressive, dynamic and as wild and beautiful as your soul.
WHY CHOOSE JOYFUL? Being a woman in love, it sets my soul on fire! It makes my heart rejoice and fills my soul with singing! I believe that love was created to bring out the best in us and it should be celebrated! “I have found the one whom my soul loves!” - Song of Solomon 3:8 You have found someone to say “I do” too, someone to love through the good and the bad times, someone to hold throughout all of eternity, someone to dance with in the streets of heaven itself…. should that not be celebrated?! HECK YES IT SHOULD!
So, lets! Seriously lets!
A Wild Heart | Serving You As Unto The Lord
My name is Haleah, (huh-lee-uh) and I’m a wedding + couples photographer living in middle Georgia! I'm super uncomplicated, I believe the best people are! I adore spontaneous road trips, exotic foods and laughing until my sides hurt. I love Jesus (he gives me joy), kitties (I have a handful) and hubby cuddles on rainy days. I’m married to my childhood sweetheart + the kindest farmer and his name is Rodney.
If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again! I LOVE LOVE! Love inspires me to be a better person, cheers me up and it makes doing what I do oh so worthwhile! To be able to love and spread love like Jesus does… is there truly any better thing to do on earth? No, no there is not!
Even though I’m local to Georgia, I dream about photographing couples all over the world. New Zealand, Ireland, The Bahamas… are only a few dream destinations on my heart. So if you’re getting married out of state, let’s get togethaaaaaaaa!
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I firmly believe that professional relationships are not a given, they’re earned. Here are some reviews from clients + industry professionals I’ve had the privilege of working with.
“Haleah is an insanely talented photographer and woman! Being in front of her camera is effortless with her amazing direction and you feel your best the entire time. If you are considering booking Haleah- DO IT! You wont be disappointed and you'll know you'll be in wonderful hands with her as your photographer!!!” - Jillian Mclendon | Photographer
“I've not only worked with but styled Haleah on several shoots. She's passionate about what she does and always gives it her all. She's a woman who strives to be better and that always shows great character and traits of a professional. You'll truly be pleased with her work.” - Bilgah Mokah | Hairstylist
“EXCITED + COMMITED”
“I have had the privilege of working with Haleah on several photo shoots. Haleah is extremely professional and knows exactly what you want her to do before you even ask her. When I was having my very first shoot, Haleah was the first person I asked and I was beyond thrilled with her excitement and commitment to the project. As a photographer, Haleah’s work is flawless and beautiful. I would highly recommend Haleah to anyone needing a skilled photographer”. - Jennifer Marie | Photographer
“First off, Haleah is an absolutely incredible photographer! She is very knowledgeable when it comes to photography. She knows the best angles and really pulls out a person’s natural beauty! As a plus, she is insanely hilarious and will make you feel so comfortable around her! I seriously have nothing but incredible things to say about this sweet woman!” - Karlie Chick Moss | Client
INTENTIONAL + EFFICIENT
“It was such a JOY and privilege to work with Haleah as our photographer for me and my little son's Mommy & Me session, as well as an extended family photo session! She arrived early, was professional, intentional and efficient in capturing the pictures, and made the time a fun one! And needless to say, the photos she captured were AMAZING & high quality. 😍 She truly has an eye for capturing not just excellent pictures, but the essence of people in a natural, beautiful way!” - Whitney F. | Client
“HELPFUL + ENERGETIC”
“No words, reviews or testimony could ever do this wonderful soul of a woman justice! We got some terrible news before the day of our wedding - Haleah was nothing but helpful and amazing the entire time! The day of our wedding she was fun, energetic, commanding when necessary and full of beautiful suggestions to ease our nerves. We absolutely fell in love with her soul on our magical day. We know we weren’t just blessed to find a professional photographer that day, but a dear friend! Thank you Haleah, from the bottom of our hearts!” - Roy and Amy. | Client
“I’ve worked with a few different photographers over the years, but none have the natural talent or passion for the art of photography like Haleah. I recently moved to the area and was looking for a local photographer. I contacted a lot of photographers and talked to many. However, Haleah called me and her charisma and excitement on the phone is the reason why I chose her. I knew if she had this much passion on the phone she would have that much more the day of the shoot. I wasn’t wrong. I am so thrilled at how the pictures turned out. Because she is also a model, Haleah knows what to look for through the lens and direct us accordingly. I have never met a photographer that can have a vision in their mind and bring it to life in less then 24 hours. The best part is her lightning fast turn around time! I will never hire another photographer, she’s the greatest of all time! - Richard L. | Client