I have always been fascinated by photography. I have spent countless hours studying photographs of people, while considering the angles, the lighting, and the editing the photographer used. I love the fact that photography has the amazing ability to transport us to a different time, or place with one single shot.
It was not until I started blogging that I decided to take photography more seriously. With camera in hand, I started experimenting with photographs of my apartment, of friends, and family. It was after experimenting in this way that I realized my passion for photography. I have no formal training or background in this field, but I realize that passion can open your eyes to the impossible, so not only did I invest in the proper equipment I also spent the necessary time to learn everything I could to enhance the skill it takes to be proficient with this passion.
I enjoy, and appreciate the opportunity to photograph bloggers, couples, influencers who make an impact in their profession, families, and also lifestyle type setting. I take an individual approach to each person I photograph. I make every effort to embrace and highlight the focus of what they are trying to convey to their audience with each session.
I look forward to working together and capturing the potential magnificence of your moments through my eyes and the lens of my camera.
Like most young girls, I loved pink. I remember I wanted all the pink things and could never have enough. And like most teens, I grew out of that obsession and began to like it less and less. However, once I found out I was having a girl, my love of pink flooded back in. I had not worn pink (minus one badass pink Tibi coat I have) in probably a decade. Now, I can not see an item in pink and not purchase it.
One of my favorite ways to style items is to wear them in the same color tone. I love wearing a light pink mixed with a darker pink. It is a fun (and chic) way to wear the hue!
True story: I broke the zipper on these pants while trying to zip them for this shoot! Yup, that is a true, “I just had a baby” story. I was also devastated because these are one of my favorite pants ever! Even though I can’t fit into 90% of my pants right now without looking like the Michelin Man I still find myself trying to squeeze into them. I LOVE a good pant. I reach for my pants way before I reach for a dress. They are so chic and can make a real statement. These Zara Tuxedo pants at $39 are SUCH a steal! I have them in this color way and also white with a black stripe. I wear them ALL fall/winter/spring long! They have an elastic waist in the back which make them very mom friendly! I love pairing them with sneakers for a casual running around town look and then throwing on heels for a night out!
Okay, so this is a little bit of a lie. I have worn a leopard before but it is never really my “thing”. I have friends who fall head-over-heels when they see a leopard piece. Me? I smile, nod, and walk away. I have never understood the obsession with it. So you can understand my shock when I opened a package from Zara, hoping to see a pair of navy pants, and laying there is a leopard skirt. Not only did they send me the wrong item, they sent me an item I would never ever wear! I threw the box on my floor with the intent to return it the next day. But, things got busy around the Hafner house and I never had time to return the “mistake”. Instead, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and tried on the damn thing. Well, I liked it. I didn’t love it right away, but I really liked it. A few days later, I loved it! I can’t say that I will be buying more leopard pieces in the future but I am pretty content with my skirt! I guess it goes to show, your style can seriously evolve!
If you are looking for a leopard piece, I have rounded up a few that I actually like (all under $150). Shop by clicking on the photos below: