Kate Haley Photography » SF Bay Area Event, Concert, Headshot and Family Photographer

FAQ- What you need to know now


What type of photos do you shoot?

I am foremost a natural light child and family, live music and event photographer based in Half Moon Bay, CA. I am present at celebrations, off-sites, coferences and anywhere else that needs a complete picture of success, beauty, wonder or joy. I bring a documentary-style to your story, am not afraid to get muddy, and will deliver.

Where do you like to shoot?

On location, in your home, at a park, a concert venue, at a beach in Half Moon Bay, on the moon– I’m flexible but can suggest some times and places that will show you in the best light. Let’s see where life takes us and capture art in the everyday. Most of my live music work is in the SF Bay Area but tour arrangements can sometimes be made.

How much for a headache should I expect?

One of the reasons people choose me is because the shoots are actually fun. Forced smiles, cranky kids, unreliable event coverage? No way. Plus, we’ll go in with a plan and clear objectives that I deliver on. Ordering isn’t confusing or surprisingly expensive as you know what the packages include upfront so all you need to do is pick the images and I take care of the rest. It’s fully managed. (Don’t you wish everything in life was that easy?)

How much will this cost?

I try to keep it simple. Family and child photo offerings start at $1,199 and include digitals. Corporate and Event pricing is quoted per project.

More about your investment can be found here and please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information.

How long is a photo session?

Usually sessions run one to two hours as I like to take some time and get to know you and make this time you’re investing feel the most worthwhile for you before we start taking pictures. My event coverage starts at two hours and can go through the night if I’m needed. Are you going on a family vacation, or planning a corporate retreat, and need someone to document it all? Let’s talk.

It’s a collaborative process– you’ll see your images as we work if interested as I will be working with you to determine when the shoot is complete. If you want to really get wild and crazy (I love that) we can book a longer photo session and get all the details that you might otherwise miss, like how little fingers squeeze a toothpaste tube or knock over a dangerously full cereal bowl. This is great to do if you want to really take in a sunset after nap time or watch the little ones go about their day. This is also the approach I take for events as well as there are so many little stories between our big stories of the day.

That’s a lot of images in my gallery. Did you really edit all these?

In a word: Yep. It would be easier if I just picked a few for you. I can tell you what is the most technically proficient image, the interaction that I’m looking for, what hits in the solidly “All Good” camp. But then I looked at what’s on my wall. I don’t always keep to that rhetoric. Sometimes the shot isn’t exactly where I would have hit it if I hadn’t been focused on a earnestly goofy smile, the way my son’s plump little fingers wrestle his fork, and all those spaces between. I would have missed the true perfection in search of the perfect.

I know what makes a photograph good. You know what makes yours great and I trust that, ensuring our partnership will document what counts.

When will I get my photos?

Photos are generally ready in a private proofing gallery two weeks after our session.

How can I order prints?

It’s easy to order. There will be links on the proofing gallery and we can also meet for coffee and walk through it in person or do a WebEx session. I try to bring sample prints so you can see what your images will look like in real life and eliminate the guess work.

Is this a just hobby of yours?

I’ve founded and operated many successful businesses in the past 20 years. I know how to maintain the highest level of service while keeping the lights on. And I’m in it for the long haul. Kate Haley Photography LLC is in good standing with the state and federal entities, keeps up on all corporate filings and maintains an appropriate level of insurance to protect you, your business and your loved ones.

As we all know was too well, our kids will grow up so fast. You will continue to evolve your business and career. You need a photographer that will be there, maintaining a personal relationship and a consistent, timeless-style. And I’m in it for the long-haul.

When should I book?

The more notice that  you can give me the better. I have been able to pull off shoots in under 24 hours but usually I book 8 weeks out. I will do my best to make it happen on your schedule whenever I can and have a great team to assist.

How do I book?

Email bookings@katehaleyphotography.com and I’ll send you the necessary information to schedule your session.

I look forward to working with you!