Winter is here!

Winter is officially taking over my blog today (much earlier than I’d like, to be honest.) But it’s here nonetheless! When Heather contacted me about their family session, I don’t even think there was talk of snow yet. But I met up with this wonderful family during the first real snow storm of the year, the girls guarding their curls with umbrellas, and the boys huddled around the fire, and we got some great wintry photos! Tim works with the NRA, so of course we needed to capture some photos with the family and their guns (I think they could tell I was nervous–they reassured me several times they were unloaded lol!)

The family incorporated a set of angels wings in honor of Heather’s daughter and the whole family wore their orange bracelets, keeping Kayla by their side through the entire session. I’m so thankful to have spent time with this wonderful family! Check out some wintry frames from last weekend:

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Much love,

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Ahhhh….it’s that time of year again! Every time I leave my house it seems like the trees are a little more colorful and the air is getting a little cooler. Fall is my favorite time of year, and not just for the amazing photographs I can create during this season! Chai tea, apple dumplings, crunchy leaves…. I’m that typical girl with a pumpkin spice latte and scarf around her neck this time of year!

That said, I was really excited to capture this family’s photos in a lovely autumn setting. The weather was much warmer than we had expected, but it was ultimately a wonderful day. While the temps weren’t exactly “autumn,” the trees were totally cooperating and I was loving it! Check out these gorgeous fall family photos:

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I love how grandpa is admiring his granddaughter….so much love and pride in those eyes!red wagon autumn family photographer | Snell Crawford Park, Fort Dodge, Iowa red wagon autumn family photographer | Snell Crawford Park, Fort Dodge, Iowa fall family photography | Autumn at Snell Crawford Park in Fort Dodge, Iowa Throwing leaves | fall family photography | Autumn at Snell Crawford Park in Fort Dodge, Iowa

To book your own fall session, check me out at

Sending you light & love,

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spring minis

Spring Mini Sessions are here!

Sessions are 30 minutes and only $45!

These mini sessions will take place between now and April 30th.

Your mini session will come with a download of 5-10 photos, with the option to buy a full CD or prints as well!

If you’ve ever thought about getting some photos taken, this is the deal for you! Let’s get outside and enjoy the warmer weather with this cheaper, quicker alternative to a full-blown photo session!

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Hi folks! I have a lot of exciting things coming your way over the next few days, so stay tuned!  This weekend I shot one of my fall mini sessions with the Copper family.  They were super sweet, and the weather even cooperated!  Check out a few frames from their session below 🙂

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Stay tuned for some more previews from the weekend! Shots from Danny’s senior session and a group of 4 senior girls from Des Moines with a pretty awesome story are coming your way in the next few days!



Help me spread the word about my business by sharing my page! Once I reach 300 likes I’ll be doing a drawing for 3 FREE SESSIONS!

Please like and share!

Contest will only begin after we reach 300 likes!

Sessions will be limited to one hour.
Digital sessions only, no print packages included.
Weddings excluded.


So by now you may have heard that Sears and Walmart have closed their portrait studios.  I was sad as I read the stories of families who saved up money to have their children’s portraits taken, just to be left hanging.

There is a silver lining, though.

I have kids sessions available starting at just $50, and family sessions starting at $80.  AND for the month of April, I will be offering 20% off any additional print products you purchase from your session, just for booking with me!


Photos are an invaluable keepsake, able to freeze a moment in time for you to hold on to forever. The universe is made up of stories, not atoms. I’d love to help you capture yours!
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My friend Mel, who works at the book store with me, booked me to photograph her grandparents’ 60th Anniversary party and family reunion!  It was tons of fun…they were great people 🙂  Here’s a preview:

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Esther and her sisters

One of Esther’s sisters

With the grandkids

With the kids

Bill and his brothers

Click Here for the full album! 🙂