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a little bit about me.

Hello, lovelies. I’m Haverlee (hay-verlee), single mama of three wild things, adventure seeker, and photographer. My photography career was birthed from a lot of years of pain. The more difficult things became in my circumstances, the more I clung to small moments of beauty. When things felt dark, I tried to cling to light. And I could always find light in people and in nature. Focusing on others instead of my own dark days brought me joy every time without fail.

I always knew I was creative but it took me a while to find my niche! But as I ventured further into photography, it felt like everything fell into place. It was as if I already knew the language, I just had to find the words.

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. 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 create natural, heartfelt images that represent whatever season of life you may be in. Life is never a straight uphill climb. Those valleys are just as much a gift to us, if not more so. They stretch us and give us new eyes to see and softer hearts. I want to capture whatever beauty and light there is in this season for you.

Midwest based. Open (and eager!) for travel.

portfolio {click an image below}



An hour long shoot at the location of your choice in the Des Moines area. Available for travel (some fees may apply). Posed and candid moments for families and couples.

A full hour gives everyone a chance to relax in front of the camera. More time does not equal more stress, especially with little ones. Quite the opposite. When given time to explore and shoot at a relaxed pace, looking for those magic pockets of light, I'm able to capture your honest and true selves.
Includes full digital rights to an online gallery. 

Each additional half hour is $100.

heart & home


A 3 - 4 hour shoot where I will document the beautiful mess of life at home with your loved ones. My passion lies in capturing honest emotion and connection. I want photos to remind you exactly who your child was in that season. This session will begin in your home and will be a slow paced, honest representation of your family. I will capture those details you wish you could bottle up and return to over and over again. Life isn't perfect. It's laughter and tears and loud and quiet, usually in the span of an hour. I want to capture it all.

Includes an optional second location and full digital rights to images.


beginning at $2600

Now booking 2018-2019 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  sit down together to see if we'd be a good match for your big day! The personality of your photographer is just as important as their work! 

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-single mom mini session


I truly believe everyone deserves beautiful photos, regardless of what you’re able to invest. If you are a single parent, 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.)

let's tell your story.

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