a des moines-based lifestyle photographer for portraits, families, & weddings
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a little bit about me.

Welcome! I’m Haverlee (hay-verlee), mama of three wild things, adventure seeker, and photographer. I’ve learned to look for beauty in any situation, which lends itself well to capturing life through a lens. I am passionate about people and their stories. I love having a glimpse into someone's heart and mind and many of my clients feel like friends by the end. I want to draw out what it is you love about your partner, your child, or even yourself and I guarantee I will fall in love with your photos as much as you will. Each session is personal and important to me. I strive to make everyone comfortable in front of my lens and we will work together to capture natural, heartfelt images that bring to mind laughter and connection, rather than a stressful hour of posed photos. Bring me your ideas and we’ll work together to bring them to life.

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Up to 60 minute shoot at the location of your choice within the Des Moines area. Let’s capture you or your family in your element. Posed and candid moments for families (up to 6 people), maternity, and portraits. Includes full digital rights to a minimum of 30 images. 
(Over 6 people and senior sessions begin at $400. For each additional half hour, please add $50.)
Mini sessions available in September and October. Please message me for rates.

heart & home


My passion lies in capturing honest emotion. I want photos to remind you exactly who your child was in that season. I’d be honored to come into your home and photograph your family exactly as you are. I’ll spend up to three hours capturing the moments and details you want to remember. Reading books, rocking your baby to sleep, splashing through a creek, a walk in the woods…whatever brings your family together, let’s capture it. Includes an optional second location and full digital rights to images.
(number will vary, minimum 60)


beginning at $2000

Now booking 2018 dates. I'd love to hear your love story and discuss the possibility of capturing one of the most important days of your life. Please contact me for availability and pricing. I'd love to buy you coffee and sit down together to see if we'd be a good match for your big day! Weddings are nothing short of magical. I want your photos to reflect that so when you look back on them, the day is even sweeter in your memories. Engagement sessions discounted within a wedding package.

pay what you can (exclusive)


I truly believe everyone deserves beautiful photos, regardless of what you’re able to invest. If you are a single mom please contact me. We'll arrange a shoot that fits into your budget, regardless of what that number is.
I will accept one session per month at my discretion.
Not valid in September and October.  
(Referral may be requested.)

i'd love to hear from you.

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