My job is to make you forget that I'm here.

Is anyone truly comfortable in front of a camera? Aside from models, I’ve found that most people feel awkward and vulnerable. Which leads to… awkward and guarded photos.

That’s why my approach has always been to be a fly on the wall. I may suggest a prompt to get you moving and feeling comfortable, or crack a joke to get you laughing, but my overall goal is to get you to forget about me and my camera and just be your authentic self. Less poses, more candids. Less forced smiles and more laughter.

Allison Haley Photography with her camera on the Washington coast.