Yes, we have been blessed with the sweetest baby girl, but we did struggle with infertility.  PSA to all the people who struggled with having children and now have one/some…just because you now have a child, doesn’t make your infertility struggle any less real.  What you went through to get here was real and changed […]

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Personal

Our Infertility Story | A Success Story

My first wedding at the new Winan Creek Barn & Event Venue was knock-you-out drop-dead-gorgeous.  Everything from the bride & groom (obvi), to the reception space, and the sweet details – I had *heart* eyes all day.  I could talk about how fun this wedding was, or how adorable their daughter Lucy is, but honestly, […]

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Weddings

Megan & Cody | August Iowa Wedding

If it’s true that rain on your wedding day means your marriage will last, then Blake & Taylor’s marriage will last forevvverrrrr – but let’s be honest, it’s going to last forever rain or shine.  It downpoured the first half of their wedding day, which means we had exactly one empty(ish) room for photos the […]

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Weddings

Blake & Taylor | Rainy North Iowa Wedding

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  In home sessions are THE BEST.  You need two things for an in-home session: Windows – give me alllll the natural light, baby. Yourself = Having fun The key to a GREAT in-home lifestyle session is to PLAY.  Don’t be afraid to be silly with your […]

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Family

In-Home Family | Clear Lake

When I asked Tyler to whisper one thing that he loved about her into Annette’s ear and he said, “Just one???” I knew these were my kind of people.  And when I told them this was our first time leaving Ella with a babysitter and they CARED and asked me to tell them all about […]

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Engagements

Annette & Tyler | ENGAGED

I was bound and determined that I would have an unmedicated natural childbirth.  I did all the research, I did a million kegels, I mentally prepared myself for the pain of labor and birth and repeated all of the positive affirmations.  But I also knew that things don’t always go as planned.  I was diagnosed […]

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Newborn, Personal

Ella Joy’s Birth Story

Kayla & Matt went through A LOT to finally get to this day!! Their original wedding date was in April, but with the onset of Covid, they had to reschedule.  After so many ups and downs and navigations of alllll the unknowns (including if we’d be able to make it since I’d be 36 weeks […]

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Weddings

Matt & Kayla | Historic Park Inn Wedding

Engaged around Christmas?!? I think it should now be a requirement that you need some engagement photos in some Christmas trees to document your wintery, joyful, Christmasy love!!   Plus, Carlson Tree Farm has the cuuuuutest trees to frolic in, don’t you think??  Their wreaths are a staple on my front door and in my home […]

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Engagements

M & N Christmas Tree Mini Engagement

We started off with a few family photos with Megan, Cody, & Little Lucy and I have NEVER seen a two year old do as well as she did in the freezing cold!!!  She was smiling, playing, and running around all while shivering and clattering her little teeth.  We even tried to warm her up […]

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Engagements, Family

Megan & Cody Fall Engagements

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