Family Photographer Oneonta NY

Hello! I am Hali (like Hayley's comet;) of Sweetliv Photography. I am an on location newborn and family photographer in the Oneonta, NY area (and travel to Rochester, NY often). I am passionate about capturing connection, details, and beauty in the everyday. I know first hand just how fleeting childhood is. As a busy mom to two my memories of holding my little ones fades. I forget what it felt like to hold them in my arms, to succumb to their heaviness on my chest. Their warm, soft breathe against my neck as I rocked them to sleep. The way they smiled up at me as I cradled and nursed them in my arms. The excitement on their little faces as they discovered something new or played under the setting sun. It’s these images that I will so desperately long to go back to in years from now.

I know you will long for them too. That's why I strive to capture those little details you never want to forget. To show the beauty in your everyday, to tell your story. Parenthood is hard. It takes strength and courage each day to raise these little ones. Through the chaos of meltdowns, whining, sleepless nights, the constant needing us, there are moments of wonderfulness in our days too that keep us going and outweigh the difficult times. I am here to capture those beautifully chaotic moments in an artistic way to bring you right back in time.

A little more about me:

I majored in Dance and a have a Masters in Education. I Teach ESOL and will be teaching Tap too!

Photography has always been part of me. I scrapbooked in my teens, took photography classes in college. It wasn’t until I brought my daughter home from the NICU though that my photography began to have more meaning.

I eat chocolate everyday, love coffee and cooking.

I have been married to my best friend for almost 8 years, and together 15 years! We have two beautiful children who fill our days with joy. We enjoy gardening, walking and being outside together.

I can't wait to meet you and your tribe!