Michelle lovell photography

des moines, Iowa

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I am Michelle Lovell, a Des Moines, IA based photographer. This 40 something wife and mama of 4 is an Iowa native. I have called Des Moines home for over 20 years.


I've had a camera in my hand most of my life, since my grandfather gifted me his old Leica and lens when I was 14. I spent countless hours snapping portraits and developing film throughout high school and college. I have a business degree from UNI, but it wasn't until I fell in love taking photos of my children and family, that I decided to begin my own business, doing what I love!


Simple has my heart forever! My photography is bright, timeless and subject focused. My favorite part of being a photographer is meeting so many different people, creating with them, and helping them see how beautiful they are through my lens.


Thanks so much for considering me to photograph your family. I look forward to being in touch and finding out more about how I can work with you!


xo, Michelle

owner/ photographer

900 Keosaqua Way, Studio 457

Des Moines, Iowa 50309


"In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary."

• aaron Rose •

• Get to know Michelle •

My dream super power:


My spirit animal is a:


ⓐ Tiger

ⓑ Monkey

◉ My Siberian Husky

My favorite meal is:

Great Plains Pizza!

My favorite musician or band is:

Taylor Swift

My dream vacation is:


◉ Somewhere tropical

ⓑ Cityscape & skylines

ⓒ Deep in the mountains

Can't live without:

my family

Currently binging:

The Last of Us

My favorite ice cream flavor is:


ⓐ Vanilla

◉ Strawberry

ⓒ Chocolate

My ideal Saturday morning:

Coffee and cuddles

Most recent book I read:

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Michelle Lovell Photography

Mainframe Studios

900 Keo Way, DSM, IA 50309


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