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. My life derailed and it felt crippling. 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’ve utterly fallen in love with photographing couples and weddings. I think it’s the hopeless romantic in me. But it’s probably my insatiable curiosity. The privilege of witnessing every intimate moment of your day is not lost on me. The hundreds of small connections between family and friends who will likely never all be in the same room at the same time again is weighty and wonderful. I want to do it all justice. I want to capture the depth of what you feel for all of those people and for each other.
The good news is, it’s not about me. I can’t tell an honest story if I’m constantly interfering, directing, and manipulating moments. I want your photos to render cherished memories from your day with your people, not memories of your photographer. I will photograph what’s important to you, nothing more, nothing less.
I will do my damnedest to capture how your day felt, the good, the bad, the messy, and the magical. I’m there to tell the beautiful and imperfect story as it unfolds. As time goes on and the details get fuzzy, you’ll look back on the photos and things will be even sweeter in your memories, which I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older, is always how life goes.