Based in Fond du Lac, WI

Hi friend! 

I’m Hailey, a 20-something mama with a severe Dunkin’ iced coffee addiction, and a travel itch that never seems to fade. 

Even from a young age I knew how important pictures were, and that those moments frozen in time were all that we had to hold onto, so that we can preserve those special moments and special people!

My very first camera was a pink 1990’s Barbie Polaroid. You could often find me directing anyone who would listen to get in front of it.

I’m positive that being a photographer was written in the stars for me. 

peek the fam in this HSP original

Though I have always dreamed of a life full of creating art and telling stories, I always knew that I was meant to be a mama, and that it was so important for me to choose a career that would ensure I'd always be present for my babies and give them a life full of love and adventure. Even before I knew their names, I created this business and passion of mine all for them. 

When I’m not behind the lens, you can find me exploring pretty places, experiencing something new, annoying my husband to the best of my ability, redecorating my house, and 100% drinking an iced coffee at any time of the day. 
There’s a very good chance you will hardly ever see me without a beanie and leggings (unless it’s your wedding day, of course!), and if you want to know who holds the world record for watching Friends the most, look no further. I have a Friends quote for any situation. 

 It took me many mistakes, and a few wrong turns to come to the realization that my first true passion can absolutely be my purpose.

the moon in all her forms. 

love letters

Autumn here in the Midwest, crewneck sweatshirts, the smell of a campfire, dreaming of my future A-frame cabin in the woods, my babies snuggled up on my chest and the goodbye kisses my husband gives me every morning. 

Iced coffee

The way to my heart

My Approach

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It has never been my goal to do this job for a paycheck, and my passion does not come from creating images without knowing the people and the story behind them. 

I'm here to capture the meaningful, messy, and real moments with your favorite person, or your beloved people. I want your goofy, your awkward and your real. I want to capture those intimate moments. I want you to show these photos to your grandbabies someday, so they can feel your love and aspire for it. I will guide you through moments to help tell your story, be with you every step of the way, and help give you a stress-free wedding planning experience, with a gallery full of warm, true to color memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

I truly mean it when I say I am so dang excited to learn all about you and your love.

They are of the highest quality and seriously so pretty. So many compliments. During the day I felt like I saw Hailey, but didn’t if that makes sense? She will ask what you want and we wanted more in the moment photos than the staged, standing there ones and she DELIVERED. She wasn’t up in our faces or bossing us around or posing us. We just did our thing and she captured our day beautifully. We wouldn’t change a thing and will definitely look forward to hopefully working with her again soon!

Our wedding photos are STUNNING!!! 

From our proposal to marriage, and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. She makes posing and smiling for photos effortless. The quality of her work is amazing and the photos always turn out gorgeous! We always get tons of compliments on them. I will continue to choose Hailey Stark Photography.

She has captured so many special moments

She went along with our crazy ideas, made sure we got all the pictures we wanted, and got beautiful sunset pictures so we were able to step away from the crazy and take a moment for just us. She will be fulfilling ALL our future picture needs!

Hailey did our engagement and wedding day pictures and they were amazing!