Haley Salvador is a passionate and experienced photographer with over 5 years of experience in action, product, portrait, and event photography. She is highly trained with a bachelors degree in Photography/ Graphic Design from the University of South Carolina. Having completed over 200 shoots, Haley is creative, detail-oriented, and driven to exceed the desired results of each project. She is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.
My favorite part about my job is the people that I have met along the way. I have always found that building relationships with clients makes them more comfortable in front of the camera, but I never knew how much of an impact they would have on me. Some of the best relationships I have in my life are with my former clients or colleagues in the industry.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many event marketing shoots in the past. My most recent was a children's 5k for Enduring Hearts, in which the client wanted on-brand candid photos for their website. I knew from experience the most important thing to do when photographing children is to make them laugh, so I challenged them to a high-five and silly face contest. A child's laugh is contagious, so tapping into their personalities early on allowed me to capture the perfect photos for my client. I have also done several portrait photoshoots for headshots and family photos. I always make sure to connect with my clients beforehand to learn about them and prepare for the shoot. In one instance, I scouted a model and after meeting with him discovered his favorite music artist. I brought a speaker to the photo studio for the shoot and played his music to make him more comfortable and achieve the desired results.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Published in Simply Buckhead Magazine 2020. Published in The Daily Gamecock 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Lead NCAA photographer for The Daily Gamecock 2018, 2019, 2020. Selected to cover Dwyane Wade's private NBA Camp. Selected to cover 2020 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.
A fun fact about this photographer
I played soccer for 13 years and taught myself guitar and piano. I always saw photographers on the sidelines of my soccer games, and that is how I got started into photography.