What do I call this session? Bestie session.Cousin session.Senior session.Mom & Daughter session.Sisters session.Friends session. No matter what you call it, it’s one that just by looking at the images, you think, “Oh that’s a sweet keepsake to hold onto.” Ana & Elli’s moms are sisters. Ana & Elli are cousins born on the same […]

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Family, Portrait, Senior


Anyone who knows me knows I’m a foodie. Why do you get together with people? Good food.Why do you travel? Good food.Why research new recipes to try at home? Good food.Why workout? Good food.Why do I need to buy bigger clothes? Good food. So when Jenn reached out about branding photos for her new business […]

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Branding, Food, Portrait


Why is photographing brands so much fun? I get to connect with another small business owner – I would do it just for that alone! Each one is so unique – when taking on a brand client, I ask them to describe their brand’s aesthetic in a couple of words and then together we get […]

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Branding, Portrait

Glow on the Go | BRANDING

Andrea told me they wanted photos on their farm, so as I was pulling up I was thinking old barns, maybe some corn, a silo…you know, all the typical Iowa farm things. Boy, was I wrong. This is a legit dairy farm with the sun setting over gorgeous fields of hay, gravel roads, and gentle […]

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Engagements, Sweetheart

Nathan & Andrea – Engaged – a love story of Iowa

Being gluten free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice delicious pizza!! No pre-packaged cauliflower crust here. I’ve been asked for this recipe too many times to count! Number one requested meal from my friends and family? Our homemade margherita pizza. This was a coveted staple since before I was gluten free and I only gave […]

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Gluten Free Margherita Pizza

These monster cookies turn our family into cookie monsters. Naturally gluten free, these are great cookies to make for your gluten free friends! These are a staple at our house! Our favorite hack? Make a batch, roll them into balls, freeze them on a cookie sheet, then transfer to a ziploc bag when fully frozen. […]

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Gluten Free Monster Cookies

I believe your guests should *almost* feel like they are at home when staying overnight…or at least staying in a place they would be okay with calling home.  I’ve stayed in many hotel rooms, Airbnbs, guest rooms at friends’ & families’ homes and have been inspired by what I found in both good and bad […]

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Educational, Hosting

Top 10 Guest Room Essentials

You know how sometimes you meet someone and you realize they are your long lost friend?  That’s what it was like meeting Mikkiah & Matthew for the first time.  They came over to our house and we sat on the couch and ate monster cookies while discussing their dream wedding. My heart did a giddy […]

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Mikkiah & Matthew | The Timbers Wedding

Bailey absolutely killed her senior session. How do you kill your session? Be confident, keep moving, have fun!! I will tell you exactly what you need to do, but it’s your job to let loose and have fun with it! That’s what makes a senior session really gorgeous!

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Portrait, Senior

Bailey | Mason City Senior Portraits

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