Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Wonderful Year

It's hard to believe 2014 is winding to a close.  A year full of tiny newborns, beautiful seniors, loving families, and gorgeous weddings has come and gone.  My schedule has been filled with amazing sessions and events.  I have had the pleasure of photographing weddings all over the state of Iowa, including Des Moines, Mason City, and Dubuque.  I think this year has been one of my absolute favorites.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Frey Family

The weekend after Thanksgiving, I met up with some of my dearest friends for their family portrait session.  Since the weather was quite chilly we wanted a nice indoor location, so we selected the Coralville Marriott.  If you remember their portrait session last year (you can see the blog post here), we chose the Marriott as their portrait setting last year too.  Not wanting to duplicate the session we did last year, I tried to take a fresh approach and use new locations within the hotel itself.  I think the portraits turned out great!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Kaelyn {Nine Months Old}

 Talk about a little cutie pie!  In November, sweet little Kaelyn once again lit up my studio with her adorable smile.  It's hard to believe this little peanut is nine months old already.  Seems like just a few weeks ago I was capturing her newborn portraits. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Miller Family

At the beginning of November, I had the pleasure of photographing the Miller family.  We began our session at the field behind their home.  Then we headed to the Wellman park.  I know I've said it before, but I love the willow tree during golden hour.  It is so beautifully illuminated by the evening sun and makes for a magical location.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Davenport Family

In October, I met up with the Davenport family at the Lake MacBride spillway.  The leaves were beautiful and it was a perfect afternoon for portraits.  The Davenport family was so easy to work with.  Their brown and cranberry color choices went beautifully with the setting. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Schrader Family

In October, I met up in downtown Kalona with the Schrader family for their mini-session.  We started the session downtown near The Shop.  Until this fall, I had not photographed in Kalona much, but now that I have I love it!

Friday, December 5, 2014

The DeFord Family

I have been photographing Carter and his little sister, Adria, since Carter was just six months old and since Adria was born.  I was super excited when their mom said this fall, their mini-session would include their whole family.  I think family portraits are so important, such a wonderful way to preserve memories. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sam & Kayla {Wedding: Part 2}

Following Sam and Kayla's ceremony, we finished the formal portraits in the church.  Then the bridal party, my assistant, and I headed towards downtown Pella for some more fun portraits.  Our first stop was the old firehouse in honor of Sam being a volunteer firefighter.  In the firehouse was a beautiful antique fire engine.  So fun! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Summer {Senior}

Wow!  Is it really December and I'm still blogging October sessions?!  I was so wonderfully busy this October I'm just now getting caught up!  Definitely not a bad problem to have, especially since October was filled with so many great sessions with beautiful families and seniors.

At the end of October, Summer came into the studio for her senior portrait session.  Summer was so much fun to work with.  Not only does she have a great personality and sense of humor, she is also gorgeous and so easy to photograph.