Kate Haley Photography » Half Moon Bay Photographer Specializing in Child, Adult and Corporate Photography

Half Moon Bay Event and Portrait Photographer | Meet Kate


I’ll do whatever it takes to get the shot. I’m an event and portrait photographer that believes that you just have to look for the right light– in photos and in life. I can be seen shooting on location around the California Bay Area and playing on the beach by Mavericks. I do it fast, keep it fun, and absolutely work my tail off to get the real you (that’s more beautiful than you know). My work has been featured on Inc.com, The Bay Bridged, SF Bay Area Concerts, Live for Live Music and other media outlets, as well as countless living room walls. I’m happy to work with anyone that values a strong narrative and documentary-style– we’ll get some cool stuff together.

If you have a concept for a shoot, let me work with you to make it a reality. I am especially interested in photographing kiddos anywhere, anytime, live music, celebrations and events, taking corporate headshots that aren’t destined for Yawnville, and working with models that have a unique look and an amazing spirit. Oh, and give me the bird, any bird.

Did I mention that investing in yourself, your enterprise and your celebrations is where it’s at?

I will help you document your joy or provide a corporate narrative that endures. I generally book four to six weeks out but will do my best to fit your schedule. Travel? Let’s talk.

Learn more about what you can expect in child and family photo shoots and adult portrait sessions or see the FAQ now. Want to see more of my recent event, child, family and portrait work? Check out the quick takes section to get a better idea of what we can do in a single session.

As a Nikon Professional Service Titanium Member I keep up-to-date on the latest Nikon advancements and am able to source the right tool for the job (in the increasingly rare case that I do not have it in my ever-growing war chest). While equipment isn’t what makes an image great, sometimes a speciality lens selected for your particular project is essential to address your goals and better tell your story. I am also enrolled in the American Photographic Artists (APA) association, which I recommend checking out as people are doing some really inspiring work there.

Finally, I just want to thank everyone that has worked with me to date. I know how lucky I am to share these moments of your life. It’s been a honor to serve you all and I learn more every time. I’m forever in your debt.

Photo by Cy Sorenson