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

Two-ish years ago I met the sweetest couple with the easiest laughs.  I got to photograph Jess & Matt’s sweet, sweet, joy-filled wedding day (go check out their Des Moines Fairgrounds wedding here)!!  Now I had the pleasure of photographing their newest addition to their adorable family, Miss Briar Austen.  Isn’t that just the cutest name??? […]

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Miss Briar | Des Moines Lifestyle Newborn

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

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It has been such a joy to photograph this sweet family as they grow and I will for sure be sad to see them go!  They are currently in the middle of a transition of moving to a new town, which we are so sad about, but also excited for them as they take on […]

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Children, Newborn

Lucy : Spring Newborn

2016 was our best year yet and we have no one else to thank but YOU wonderful people for believing in us and trusting us with your precious moments! Please take a few minutes to take a look at our “Best of 2016: Families”! Turn your sound on and cherish the moments we shared! Be […]

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Best of 2016: Families

Baby Girl Micah Lynne was just three days old when she had her first photo shoot! 🙂  She did absolutely fantastic…slept some, awake some, cute always.  Blue eyes, long fingers, the best squishy lips, and such perfect skin!  Babies are such a miracle, aren’t they? “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. […]

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Children, Family, Newborn

Miss Micah – Clinton, IA, Newborn Photographer

Meet Mr. Homer Dean Smith.  Such a sweetie…so fragile, yet resilient in my arms as I place him into each pose.  As I edited his photos, I couldn’t help but think how appropriate it is that here I am staring at this beautiful newborn boy on my screen during the season of celebrating the birth […]

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Children, Newborn

Newborn Photography – Mason City, IA

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