Monday, November 25, 2013


This past summer, I met up with Greg Frieden from Greg Frieden Photography in Amana and again in  Wellman to capture some new portraits of him for his website.  Amana was such a fun location to photograph in.  We began by the lily pond which was simply beautiful, as was the pompous grass along the road side just opposite the pond.  Then we headed to the downtown Amana area.  The buildings there were simply gorgeous.  I love the rustic bricks.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Klitgaard Family

Another of our wonderful families who joined us during our Autumn Mini Sessions, was the Klitgaard family.  Seriously, how adorable are these kiddos?  They did great during the session, such wonderful smiles and giggles and love.  The wonderful interactions and connection they have in their portraits together are beautiful. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How Time Flies!

 It is hard to believe it, but my baby is 5 today.  I mention often in this blog how I'm amazed at how quickly my clients' children are growing, the same rings true for my own.  While I may not wake up each morning and think, "Wow, Gabby has gotten so much bigger since I last saw her, " I often think back to moments when she was younger and it truly hits me that she's not a baby or toddler anymore.  I am so thankful to have so many photographs and portraits of her as she has grown to remind me of just how small she once was.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Kyle & Samantha {Wedding}

On October 19th, I had the pleasure of capturing Kyle and Samantha's wedding.  I started my day with Samantha and her bridesmaids as she got ready at the salon.   It is always fun to see the beautiful transformation that takes place at the salon.  It is not just a hairstyle and makeup.  You can see it in the glow a bride gets as she gets ready for her wedding day.  As the final pins are placed in her hair, her veil put on, and her makeup perfected, she transforms from a woman in love into a glowing, beautiful bride. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Dan & Stanzy {Wedding}

I had so much fun with Dan and Stanzy at their wedding in mid-October.  Their wedding and reception were both held at the beautiful University Club in Iowa City.  I loved the gorgeous light on the deck area.  It made for a wonderful spot for the formal portraits. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Delta Zeta

In October, I head the pleasure of heading to the University of Iowa's Delta Zeta house to photograph head shot mini sessions for some of the amazing women there.  As these women complete their degrees, they are looking towards entering the professional world.  These head shot mini sessions give them wonderful images to put forth on their business cards, website, Google+, Facebook, and other resources as they launch themselves into their profession and seek employment.  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mark & Janeen {Engaged}

In early October, I headed up to Sutliff to photograph Mark and Janeen's engagement session.  We began our session at Janeen's parents farm.  Mark brought his old pick up out to the field for the session.  It has been a project of his for a while and he was able to get it up and running in time for the session.  I love the image of them through the rear window.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Elle-Mirai Fairy Tea

In August, I headed to Gazebo on the Green in Iowa City to capture some adorable little girls wearing beautiful clips from Elle-Mirai during their fairy tea party.  Seriously, how fun!  Gazebo on the Green offers a wonderful experience for little girls (or boys) during these fairy teas.  They get to go on a walk through the gardens to find fairies and at the end of their treasure hunt, they earn their fairy wings.  My girls were so happy to have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful experience.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ava {Two Years Old}

Ava is two!  She came into the studio at the beginning of October for her portrait session and was quite the ball of energy.  Ava wasn't too keen on sitting for her session, but I think we got some fantastic shots of her despite how wiggly she was.  I adore the photos of her on our new gray vintage chair.  You can tell she is full of personality!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Carter & Adria

 Carter and Adria came out to our Autumn Mini-Sessions earlier in October.  Despite the slight drizzly weather, they did great.  I love Adria's crocheted top her mom, of the amazing Etsy shop Cassidy's Crochet Creations, made for her.  Seriously adorable!  I love Carter's outfit as well, the blues in his plaid shirt really made his eyes pop.