what to expect when
working with me

because our 
is just as important
as pretty photos

Shortly after starting my photography business, one thing became very clear: my favorite part of this business is the connections I make with my clients. I'm talkin' know your entire love story, follow you on social media, feel like we've known each other for years sort of connection. So if you’re in the market for a new best friend, I mean, photographer … I’m your gal. 

I’m ready to capture every moment of your journey as a couple, but I’m also ready to be your stylist, planner, location scouter and personal hype woman. I’m a jane of all trades who is ready to help you with more details than just the whole photo taking thing. Need help picking engagement outfits? I have a pinterest board full of ideas. Need recommendations on a great videographer or DJ? I got you! Need help pinning in your veil on the big day? I've only done like 60, so I'm ready.

... so, did we just become best friends?

This part is easy! Just fill out the contact form on my website, and I’ll follow up soon with an email. I’ll include the important stuff, like if I’m available and my wedding packages. From there, we’ll set up a time to chat and answer any and all questions you might have. I'd love to get to know you two and the details of your big day!

the complimentary consult

the process

step one

If we’re a good fit and you want to move forward, I will send over the contract and invoice. To lock in your date, I require a 35% deposit and a signed contract. Once that’s taken care of, I’ll mail you my personal Wedding Guide, along with some other fun goodies. 

making it official

step two

Engagement sessions come with every package so I can get to know you in front of my camera. This will also have you feeling way more relaxed on the wedding day. A couple weeks before the session, we will chat about locations, outfits and anything special you want incorporated into your photos. 

our first hangout

step three

About a month before the wedding, we’ll get a meeting on the books (facetime or in-person) to finalize the details. We’ll cover it all ... family photo list, vendors, updates, everything. If you have a wedding planner, I will be working close with them for all new information as well. 

the home stretch

step four

The day is finally here. Time for you to relax and enjoy, and let me capture all the feels. I’ll be there to help keep everything on track and organized. Let’s party! 

the best day of your life

step five

book now

"From the beginning meeting to the
moment she sent over our wedding album,
she was with us every step of the way."

jillian + kiefer, 2020 bride + groom

"Hayley Dolson was easily the best decision we made for our wedding day (besides saying I do!). She has an amazing view through her lens, capturing each and every moment perfectly. I truly couldn't imagine our day without her. From the beginning meeting to the moment she sent over our wedding album, she was with us every step of the way. She created our wedding day timeline as well, which we were able to share with all of our other vendors. I consider her now one of my very close friends. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so special. We love her dearly."

jillian + kiefer