I love the golden hour of the day. During this modeled session with Jillian, it added to her glow and radiance. I am in absolute love with how this session went. For years, I have gone to visit a dear friend in the town of Clermont. Clermont is a very small town and most people would not think of it as an amazing location for portraits, but I was drawn to shoot there. Thankfully, Jillian was up for indulging my itch to photograph a bridal session there.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
I love photographing newborns. It always amazes me how tiny newborns are. I've had two children myself, both of which were in the seven pound range, so I know newborns are tiny little peanuts, but there is something in me that is always in awe of just how small they are. It is amazing.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Garrett and his big brother, Tanner, came into the studio recently for Garrett's 18 month session. He was not at all interested in smiling for the camera or sitting still until I pulled out our little rocking chair. He loved it as you can tell from his big smile in the picture above! Too adorable!
Monday, June 24, 2013
I love, love, love how this styled shoot turned out. The inspiration was vintage romance. The colors were Tiffany blue, pale pink, ivory, and gold. The outcome: GORGEOUS! Not only were our models stunning in their beautiful gowns and tux, but the decor was amazing. I expected nothing less though from wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Cynthia Betts of Special Events in Des Moines, and her amazing assistant, Peri Baldwin. Their vision brought to life a stunning sweetheart table, sweets table, a truly unique escort card table, and an amazing outdoor lounge.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Recently, I met up in Iowa City with the adorable duo that is Carter and his little sis, Adria. Seriously, these to are the definition of cute. Our location of choice for the evening was the Iowa City Dog Park. Sounds a little odd I'm sure, but the grassy field next to the dog park is a location I adore, beautiful tall grasses mixed with wildflowers, love it!
Friday, June 14, 2013
I have spent the past week traveling all around Iowa for shoots. I am loving the images from this week. I've been photographing some adorable kids, a beautiful styled session, a tiny newborn, and bridal portraits. So many great people and so many amazing locations. I cannot wait to share them with you! Now, I'm off to hit the road again. Be sure to check back next week for some fun images!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
I am thankful my children don't run and hide whenever a camera is picked up. They have each spent a lot of time in front of a camera since before they were born. There are definitely days when I get the, "seriously, Mom? I have to smile for this?" But, on the whole they embrace it. In fact, today they requested their photos be taken. How could I deny these sweet faces?