Starting this year, I knew I wanted to make some changes in my business. I knew there were areas I could use a little help as my business has continued to grow. Earlier in the year, I hired a private photo editor to help speed up the back end of things with client gallery delivery and editing consistency. Next, I knew getting help on the front end would be a good idea as well! I loved using different local photographers as second shooters up until this point, but I really had a heart for being able to build a little community where I could invest in just a couple growing photographers to both help me serve my couples better on the day of the wedding with consistent shooters but also invest in their growth and mentor them even outside of wedding days. That desire led me to create an application an to open up two shooting intern positions this summer, and I had some of the sweetest people apply! I was thankful for each girl who sat down for an interview with me. And I'm thrilled the search ultimately led me to these two sweet beauties- Haley & Taylor!
So today on the blog, I wanted to introduce them to you! They've already started working behind-the-scenes and at a couple of my weddings so far, but you'll be seeing a lot more of them around, especially if you are an NLP couple this year or in 2020! I'm confident that they will treat you as their own and do everything they can to enhance your experience by lending a helping hand on your wedding day, capturing unique angles and supplementing my photography in the best way. I can't wait to introduce them to you, so keep scrolling! :)
Hey friends! My name is Haley Collier, and a few of my favorite things include coffee, my doggies, my hubby, & celebrating people! I’m from good ole’ South Carolina (Go Tigers!), but I don’t care for sweet tea all that much; peach tea is the bomb!
My photography journey started in high school, making my friends pose every few minutes with my little point and shoot camera from Wal-Mart. It remained a hobby until about 4 years ago, when I challenged myself to learn manual mode! Ever since then, I’ve been learning & growing! Photography allows me to serve people, and bring their unique beauty to the forefront. It makes my heart so happy!
When I’m not behind a camera, you might find me loving on my Great Danes, Lucy & Ellie, watching FRIENDS reruns on Netflix, or thrift shopping at my local Goodwill.. ohh, did I mention I also work as a sign language interpreter?! That’s right!
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Nichole to help serve her NLP couples in the best way possible. If you’ve ever met her, then you know she’s like a ray of sweet, warm sunshine! She’s already taught me so much, and I’m so excited to see what’s to come!
Hey ya'll! My name is Taylor Courtney, and I am so excited to be one of the Nichole Lauren shooting interns! I am originally from Massachusetts, which is where most of my family live as well as scattered around the east coast. My parents, siblings and I moved to the south when I was 4 years old, so if anyone asks where I'm from, I say South Carolina because I have been here for most of my life.
I first fell in love with photography when I was in middle school. I had a passion for photographing landscape and small details in nature (which is why detail shots have always been my favorite part of the wedding day). I enjoy capturing photographs from a different perspective and angles some might not see at first glance. In 2013, cousin reached out to do maternity photos with her first baby, and that's when I entered the portrait photography world! It is such a beautiful thing to be able to freeze such special moments in time for a families and couples.
Outside of photography, I have recently found an interest in fashion and shopping, I love looking through Instagram to find inspiration. I am currently watching Black-ish and One Tree Hill on Hulu. Anyone else find themselves, 10 episodes deep in a series in one day?! My new favorite drink at Starbucks is an Iced Cocoa Cloud Macchiato. And it doesn't matter what season it is, I will drink iced coffee all year long.
I am soo excited to assist Nichole during wedding season and to photograph these memories for NLP couples! It warms my heart seeing the love between two people on their best day!
I love travel and adventure. I love seeing things from new perspectives. I love to find good food in exciting places. And I love making moments last for as long as possible.
Follow along for behind-the-scenes on Instagram!