NEWBORN | FAMILY | MATERNITY
I'm Hali of Sweetliv Photography and I am an on location newborn and family photographer in the Rochester, NY area. I love to show the beauty in your family's everyday, the connections, love and details that make up your story. You won't see perfectly posed, smiling at the camera images here, but instead will find Mamas cuddling their babes, Daddy's tickling their little ones, sheer joy of being together, and children being authentically young. Your family's story, I’m sure, is full of chaos but it is beautiful chaos and I am here to capture it. I look forward to connecting with your family and creating lasting memories for you.
I would love to hear from you!
" Hali is amazing and we have the best time with her! I really love her natural photo-journalism style. When looking for a family photographer we had a really hard time finding someone that didn’t just layer filters or place us in a bunch of awkward posed positions. It’s very comfortable being in front of Hali’s lense. She has a family of her own and is therefore very patient. She was amazingggg at getting our kids to cooperate. She did our very first family session when our first daughter was born. I thought for sure the entire session would be of her nursing! But Hali captured so many beautiful photos of all of us. I cherish our photos! Thanks again girl!" ~Alyssa~
"I can't say enough good things about Sweetliv Photography! My family has had the pleasure of having Hali capturing beautiful moments in our family for the past year, beginning with the birth of our daughter. The pictures Hali captured shortly after giving birth to my daughter, are by far my favorites. They are real, they are sweet and they are honest. I wish I had done this with my son when he was born. Hali's photography skills are amazing and I would highly, highly recommend them to everyone. What sets Hali apart, in my opinion, is that she captures life as it happens. It's not staged. It is simply real life happening. I get emotional typing this because when I look back at all of the photos she did (a first year family package), she captured my babies growing up. Taking pictures of our family is no easy task, as my son is shy and tends to not cooperate. Hali gave us some wonderful pointers ahead of time to help make the shoots go by smoothly though. She is patient, she is sweet and never made us feel rushed through any of our photo shoots. The sweetness and honesty of her pictures are undeniable. What Hali did for our family, by capturing these beautiful pictures, will be cherished forever." ~Amy~
“It can be challenging finding a photographer to capture special moments with your family, at least it was for my family. After experimenting with various photographers and left unhappy it was very exciting to meet Hali. My family and I loved working with her. Our toddler warmed right up to Hali and she took such natural photos with nothing being staged. After booking our first shoot with her and getting such amazing results, we could not wait for her to do our newborn shoot. When our youngest was born Hali came to our home and captured intimate moments with our newborn and did not pressure us to rush or stay on a time limit. She knows how to work with natural lighting and taking photos from the best angel, so all photos are beautifully flattering. These are photos I will cherish forever and am so grateful to have had Hali apart of such an important time in our lives. Her photos decorate our walls for all to see and we cannot wait to continue having her capture our growing family.” ~Michelle~
“Our session with Hali was amazing! She has a gift for making every part of the photo shoot fun; our daughters warmed to her immediately, as she set them at ease and made a positive connection with all of us. We love our photos—they capture the essence of our family. More than this, we have such fond memories of the day we met Hali at Stokoe Farms! We romped in the trees and climbed the hay bales. It was such a wonderful experience, and I’d recommend Sweetliv Photography to anyone looking for photos that will bring you back to a moment and show the beauty of your family .” ~Jess~