I love when someone comes to me with a specific photography idea or style that they want to capture. Hayley had some inspiration from one of the great dames of our time, Mae West. I love Mae’s style, and knew that it fit Hayley perfectly. It was clear that this would be a wonderful bit of portrait play time. When someone has such a well-defined vision for their shoot, it’s a fun challenge for me to get what they imagine in their head to work its way into my camera. So, I couldn’t have been more pleased when Hayley gave me the thumbs-up after seeing what we got. We had the best time taking these pics, and our fabulous friend, Gina Rickicki, worked some major magic with hair and makeup. Hayley, you embody all the wit, sass, beauty, smarts, and moxie of Ms. West. As she said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough”. Hayley, I think you’re doing in right.