Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
We are looking for fun and energetic seniors to be our Class of 2017 Senior Reps. In addition to being the faces of the Class of 2017, Senior Reps get amazing discounts, bonus sessions, and a lot more! Spaces are limited, so contact us to reserve your spot today!
Friday, April 22, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Last weekend I had a blast working with Dana's Dance in Kalona. We photographed a lot of wonderful dancers, big and small. Check back soon for more from this talented group.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
At the end of March, I had the pleasure of having Emily and Jason in the studio for their engagement session. They were great to work with. I had a lot of fun using my new sequin backdrop during their session. The bold colors in their outfits seemed a perfect fit with the sparkles.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Our 2017 wedding calendar is beginning to fill and we are excited to be looking ahead to next year. As with each year, our availability is limited. If you are planning a 2017 wedding, be sure to schedule your consultation soon. We would love the opportunity to get to know you better, hear all about the gorgeous wedding you are planning, and answer any questions you may have.
Contact us online to schedule your consultation today.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
The grass is getting green and the flowers are blooming. It is once again time for our Spring Mini Sessions! Be sure to contact us today to book yours. Spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Friday, April 1, 2016
We are getting geared up to announce our 2016 Spring Mini Sessions. As we are getting prepared to announce the dates, we have also been busy creating a welcome guide for our mini sessions. It has great information about what mini sessions are, what to wear, and more. Check out our new Mini Session Welcome Guide here: http://www.genophotography.com/MiniSession.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
This little guy had a lot of fun munching on his cake. He wasn't too sure about it at first, but once he realized it was a tasty treat, he had a blast.
Monday, March 28, 2016
In the beginning of March, I met with Al and Jill at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. Really, does it get more fun than a zoo engagement session? I had such a great time working with them both at this great location. I'm excited to go back and photograph their wedding at the zoo this June!
Friday, March 25, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
It was a windy day at Lake MacBride when I met with Ryan and Mitzi for their engagement session. Early March is not known for its calm weather. Thankfully, the rain in the forecast stayed away and the temperature was a fair bit above freezing. The clouds lent themselves to some gorgeous even lighting for Ryan and Mitzi's session.
Monday, March 21, 2016
It was so much fun having Jace in the studio for his one year portraits! I photographed his parents' wedding a few years ago and was thrilled when they contacted me to capture portraits of their adorable little guy.
Friday, March 18, 2016
For their grand entrance, not only were the wedding party announce, but so were Joanna's parents and Jordan's parents. It was so much fun to see the joy on their faces as they made their way into the reception hall.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
This afternoon, I had the pleasure of meeting up again with a good friend of mine, Cynthia Betts of Vintage, Love, Rentals, & annessi while I was in the Des Moines area for an engagement session. Not only was it wonderful to get a chance to chat and catch up, this was the first time I'd been able to check out their store. Love it!! So glad I had my camera with me!
Monday, March 7, 2016
This winter has been busy, between keeping up with sessions, weddings and editing; as well as keeping up with things in my personal life after the loss of my father. So here we are, several months later, and I'm just finally finding time to share some of the portraits I was able to capture of the beautiful models at Imaging USA this year.
Friday, March 4, 2016
On February 13th, I headed to the gorgeous Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport for the wedding of Jordan and Joanna. I had not had the pleasure of photographing and event in the hotel before and I can honestly say I hope I get to go back there soon! GORGEOUS! Beyond the location, Jordan and Joanna's wedding was stunning from start to finish.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I love my phone. I really do. I love being able to stay connected even when I'm out and about, but there are times it needs to be put away. We have a rule in our house, no technology at the table or during family time. It is so important to be present in the moment, not only for ourselves to build memories but to show our respect and love for those around us.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
After the ceremony, we headed outside for a few rather chilly, but fun portraits before heading to the reception venue, the Iowa City Sheraton. I love the alley behind the church. The long block window was a gorgeous backdrop for portraits. A big kudos to the bridesmaids for braving the cold and ice for these portraits!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Recently, I was tasked with digging deep and really finding my "why." I didn't have to spend hours looking deep within to find the hidden meaning of why photography and portraits are so dear to my heart and light a passion in my soul.
This is my "why."
This is my "why."
Monday, February 15, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
On January 2, we headed to St. Mary's in Iowa City to capture the gorgeous wedding day of Thomas and Lisa. When we arrived, the air was crisp and chilly outside the church. Inside, the sanctuary was busy as final touches were being finished.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
On a chilly afternoon at the end of December, I met with Brian and Chelsea for their engagement session. It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to capture a winter engagement session. I love how the portraits turned out!
Monday, February 8, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
I'm not sure if life will be normal again for a while, but I'm back in the office and playing catch up. I am still struggling to deal with the loss of my father and the responsibility of handling his estate is on my shoulders. As much as I'd like to curl up and pretend this is not happening, I know for a fact my father, who was one of my biggest supporters, would want me to continue to put my heart and soul into the business I love.
Friday, January 8, 2016
I've been a little M. I. A. as of late. If you follow my blog or Facebook you probably have noticed my absence. I have been gone from updates and blogging since the end of November. Those that have published during the past few weeks were scheduled in advance.
Monday, January 4, 2016
I am so excited! In just a few days, I'll be heading to Atlanta for PPA's Imaging 2016. This will be my first large photography conference. I cannot wait to go and learn. I will be out of the office January 9-13, so please be patient if I'm not a quick to respond to emails or phone calls.