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

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

Family sessions with young kids are one of my faaaavorite types of sessions because you never know what you’re going to get!!  I always have a plan, but that doesn’t always mean it’s going to unfold exactly how I had imagined and I LOVE that!!! I understand the stress of a parent trying to coral […]

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Children, Family

North Iowa Family of 5

So I think I need to hire Candace to style us for our family photos – I ALLLLWAYS love their outfits!!  Aren’t they just the most adorable family you’ve ever seen?!? I LOVE that I get to document this family multiple times a year as their family grows and the seasons change – it never […]

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Children, Family

Iowa Family in the Willows

One of the BIGGEST reasons I love photography and what makes my style my style, is that I LOVE to capture the relationship and love between people.  This is why I love weddings (and those in-between moments that you might miss), families (even the messy, crazy parts), and lifestyle newborns (especially when they include Gordon […]

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Family, Newborn

Johanna | Lifestyle In-Home Newborn

Mr. Thielen has a smile that lights up the world!  He also has a crowd of family that love him dearly (that you can’t see behind the camera making him smile)! :p   It is allllllways such an honor to be trusted to take another photographer’s family photos and Brittany is one of the sweetest!  The […]

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Family

Muellers | Fall Clear Lake Family

When Cassie first called me to tell me she was engaged and wanted us to photograph her wedding, I was ECSTATIC.  I first met Cassie & her girls at the gym and immediately fell in love with her little family.  I dreamed of photographing these adorable girls while visions of sugar plums danced in my […]

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Engagements, Family

Cassie & Tom | Engaged + Cutest Sis Twins Cali & Cora

Dreary day today means lots of editing and behind-the-scenes work for me, which I’m totally okay with when it means I get to look at these beautiful faces! This is THE. SWEETEST. FAMILY.  Matt’s a local dentist in town – at the BEST dental clinic around, Central Park Dentistry, (I get to say that because […]

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Family

The Hansens : Iowa Family of Seven

This beautiful family braved a pretty dynamic thunderstorm for these family photos back in my home of Clinton, IA!  The kiddos played in the rain, jumped in some puddles, and we got some pretty memorable photos through it all! And let’s be real…Samantha’s hair has the most perfect curls through rain and some dense humidity…every […]

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Children, Family

McFarland Family – Rainy Day Photography

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