kayley hackney

meet your photographer

Hi, and thank you so much for being here! I’m Kayley, but you can call me Kay. I own an obscene amount of house plants. I feel most at peace when I’m by the ocean. I  believe iced coffee is a food group. I would love to get to know you more over a quick phone chat or a cup of a coffee. 

I picked up a camera at a very young age and never looked back. Photography is not just a profession for me; it is my passion and creative outlet. My artistic expertise allows me to envision and compose photographs in a way that brings out the best in every subject. I strive to create images that evoke emotions and tell stories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

I am a destination wedding photographer serving clients primarily in (but not limited to) the Midwest. I’m honored to have serviced clients from all over the U.S. In offering both film and digital photography, I would be honored to share your stories & capture your most special, genuine moments, from the iconic “I dos” to the most subdued hand squeezes, prayers, and hugs. Together, I believe we can create core memories for you and your loved ones that will last a lifetime. 

my mission

My goal is to cater to your specific needs, whether it’s your wedding day, engagement photos, proposal, or any other shoot. I want to be a resource for you on these most significant days in your life, not just to take your photos, but to bustle your dress or straighten your tie, encourage you, hold your flowers, or wipe away a tear. I pay attention to the smallest details of your day so that whenever you look through your gallery, you will feel like you’re saying “I do” all over again. That’s what genuine photos offer—a way to travel back in time. 

Additionally, your comfort and peace during our time is of the utmost importance. Together, we will create an atmosphere of confidence and support so when you’re in front of the camera, you look natural and feel like yourself. My hope is that you not only love the photos I provide you with, but you also look back fondly on the experience. 

If any of this interests you, I’d love to chat with you and learn more about your story, what you’re seeking in a photographer, and how we can make your dreams a reality!














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my favorite things 

Favorite place I've Traveled:


Montana. (I’ve traveled there 5 times)

guilty pleasure


Buying flowers every time I go to Trader Joe's. I have started putting together my own bouquets. I think in another life I owned a flower shop. 

Favorite pastime:

Being on a boat at the lake

Favorite meal:


Iced coffee & a chocolate croissant 

Favorite color:


All the shades of blue. Blue makes me think of the ocean, the mountains and clear skies on a sunny day

Makenzie C.

Kay did an amazing job as my wedding photographer in Nashville TN!! She was very understandable and accommodating when we had to postpone due to COVID and when the day finally arrived she was the perfect fit! All the pictures turned out wonderful and everyone told me how great she was! We were very fortunate to have her to capture our wedding.


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