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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New: Portrait Pricing » coming this November!

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Starting this November (2014) I will be updating my portrait pricing!

Over the past couple years I’ve noticed some hassle for both me and my clients trying to find the best way to work around my previously separated pricing packages. I’ve also grown a lot as an artist, and feel it’s time for an update 🙂

This update is not a significant increase, and in fact may save some people money! All portraits will have the same pricing structure, regardless of if you want family photos, kids photos, couples photos, or all three in one.  MUCH easier for everyone!

I’m also excited for this update, because it will include general portraits (FINALLY!) So, even if you’re not a high school senior, you can book a portrait session and have a fun adventure too! I can’t wait to get some college students, moms or dads, professionals and more in front of my lens!

Seniors and Weddings will remain the same, and anyone already booked before November 1st will be able to book under my current pricing (so be sure to book before then if you want locked in!)

I’ll have my pricing live on my website starting in October so that people can get an early look, so keep an eye out for that!

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive and kind. I love sharing and capturing your smiles!

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reiman.gardens » Ames, Iowa

A couple weeks ago now, I traveled down to Ames to help celebrate my best friend, Kelby’s birthday. Part of the afternoon we adventured around Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State University campus, and let me tell you, I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED to photograph some folks there! Talk about gorgeous!

Anyway, check out some frames from the beautiful afternoon we shared:

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(The kaleidoscope shot was all Kelby’s idea. Shot, quite literally, through a kaleidoscope.)
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spring.minis » fort dodge photographer

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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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I don’t know about you, but I am sick of winter.  The sunshine, birds chirping, longer daylight hours, and ever-warmer temperatures are certainly welcome!

So to celebrate the official start to Spring, I’m giving you guys a spring special!  Everyone who books a portrait session with me between March 20-April 1 will get 15% off prints!

The session doesn’t have to take place between those dates, just the booking. This applies to family, kids, couples, and senior sessions — weddings are excluded.

Book today:


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Looking to update your social media pics?
Need some headshots?
Love the look of senior photos but already in college?
Just want to have a fun time with friends?

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From February til the end of March, I will be offering Mini E-sessions (Min-E Sessions) for just $50! These sessions will last 30 minutes and include an online gallery of 10 photos for you to download.

(Additional mileage investment will be needed for travel to Ames or Des Moines. This single investment can be split between a group of friends, but each person will pay their own E-session fee.)

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becca » winter

Well hi there 🙂  So remember when I mentioned that my good friend Becca was in town this week? You can rest assured that we out and took pictures!  It’s been warmer the past couple days (still below freezing, though, ugh) so it was much nicer to adventure through the streets of Fort Dodge than it could have been! Packed in, driving with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to keep us company, we hit the road and drove around town. Here are some of my absolute favorite frames:
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There are plenty more photos from my week with Becca, so stay tuned for those over the weekend!