UPDATE: NEPAL

Reading and watching the news reports on Nepal these days can be devastating. From death tolls rising daily to the people who are left homeless, the situation can seem hopeless. But, I genuinely believe there is hope. There is always hope. If we, as a global community, ban together to join in the rebuilding of Nepal with the Nepali people, it can and will happen. While you may think a small donation can't make a change, I believe differently. Your money can bring water, health care, housing and restoration to the Nepali people who were affected by this disaster. 

Since last week, we have raised $150 dollars to send towards Nepal! While I wish I could be there with the friends that I made while in Kathmandu, I know that money is probably the best way to aid in this situation at the moment (read more about this here). So thanks to all of you who have taken a part in this so far and lets keep Nepal in out thoughts and prayers even as it slowly gets taken off the news and moves away from headlines. You can still take part in donating directly through MercyCorps here, or if you would like to purchase a print from my time in Nepal you can head over to my online shop here

HEART FOR NEPAL

Words can't describe my emotions since I found out about the earthquake in Nepal. As many of you know, I spent some time in Nepal just a few months ago. Watching the news has been heartbreaking to say the least. Seeing streets that I walked down crumble to the ground taking many lives with them has stirred a desire to do something for these people who took me in and shared their lives with me. There are few people more hospitable and kind than the Nepali. They are a resilient population and I believe they will come out of this stronger than before, but they need our help. The Nepali government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas of the country and many aid organizations have rushed into the country to provide clean water, food and shelter. 

I have decided to sell some of my photos of Nepal and donate 100% of the profits to MercyCorps relief fund. I will donate the funds at the end of every week for the next 4 weeks. I have set up an online donation page where you can track where you money is going or you can donate without purchasing a print! My online shop will be full of photos from Nepal. It would be amazing if you could support the relief effort through the purchase of a print and you will receive a physical reminder of the devastation that has happened and the hope there is for the future. If you are in Sydney area, feel free to contact me to order prints or if you are international you can order prints through my shop on Society 6. I believe that if we stand together with the Nepali people - in prayer, giving and thoughts - that there will be something positive that will come out of this tragedy. Whether or not you are able to help financially, either through the purchase of a print or donating directly to any organization that is on the ground in the affected area, keep Nepal in your thoughts and prayers. 

Here are some of the beautiful souls I met while traveling through Nepal. The majority of these photos were taken in Bhaktapur, which has been damaged quite badly. 

Prints can be purchased at http://society6.com/haleyinwonderland or you can donate directly through MercyCorps here. If any print you have seen on my website or facebook is not available in the online shop, email me and I will make sure to upload it for you! 

SYDNEY FASHION WEEK//BTS HAN

A couple of weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to shoot at Sydney Fashion Week. I shot behind the scenes at Han Studios. It was an incredible experience. Behind the scenes at a fashion show is like no other- adrenaline is pumping, clothes are flying, make up is being painted on and cameras are flashing everywhere. I am so thankful that I was able to be a small part of MBFWA this year and hope that at some point I will be able to be involved again!