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Skunk River Family Night – Pella, IA

  • September 16, 2017
Skunk River Family Night – Pella, IA

FAMILY FARM – ATKINS, IA

  • July 7, 2016
FAMILY FARM – ATKINS, IA

A family farm session that ended with a perfect sunset.

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Katie + Caleb

  • June 19, 2016
Katie + Caleb

I wanted to get a sneak peak of Katie and Caleb's wedding before our family heads to Lake Michigan for a week.  It was an honor to photograph this couple and both their families.  It was a beautiful day, and we captured a lot of memories, as you can see.  A big thanks to my husband who helped me, and is knowledgeable about random things: Can I hang this wedding dress on the stained glass window lead (his dad is a stained glass window artist), how do we get to the fairgrounds (he knew it was by Key Coop),   Can you help the groom tie his tie (I don't have a clue), What makes Methodist different...

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NEWBORN – Oskaloosa, IA

  • June 2, 2016
NEWBORN – Oskaloosa, IA

A newborn session welcoming a new little brother into the family. Crazy this was the first time I met this family, and we quickly found a common connection to Sutton, NE, where my husband's family is from. :) I love the midwest.  

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Taylor + Will – Lake Red Rock, IA

  • May 24, 2016
Taylor + Will – Lake Red Rock, IA

Taylor & Will were married by Lake Red Rock a few weekends ago. She wore her grandmothers wedding dress, which looked like a timeless classic. My nephew, Jackson, was a ring bearer, and sister-in-law Emily, a bridesmaid. Taylor was the first senior I every photographed nearly 6 or 7 years ago. My husband, Brian, married Will's sister to Kyle a few summers ago, so this wedding felt like working with family all day. I did make one big mistake. After photographing on the bike path for half the afternoon, I was starving, and the groom graciously offered me half his subway sandwhich he wasn't...

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Family – Pella, IA

  • May 23, 2016
Family – Pella, IA

After a long wait, I am wrapping up this family's images today. They kept me laughing, and I chose a few of my favorites from the late April evening. These images were captured to celebrate a wedding anniversary.

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Newborn + Family + Farm – Southern Iowa

  • May 9, 2016
Newborn + Family + Farm – Southern Iowa

My grandpa gave me an old Case IH hat a while ago, which ended up working perfectly for this new big brother. We were photographing outside while the dad/uncles were racing to get corn planted before the rain.

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NEWBORN

  • April 14, 2016
NEWBORN

This big brother was pleased to help me photograph his little brother. I had him convinced we were related by showing him pictures on my phone of people we both new (which we are related) and that really helped him be comfortable with me and my camera. :)

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Family Session – Oskaloosa, IA

  • April 11, 2016
Family Session – Oskaloosa, IA

A breezy, chilly Easter weekend for a 45th marriage anniversary picture at the Nelson Pioneer Farm. I imagine growing up near the Nelson Pioneer Farm could have been a lot of fun, but maybe not as much fun as this couple would have had in this purple car, newly married. Getting family together for pictures is a lot of work, but I think having the pictures with grandpa and grandma make it worth it.

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Newborn

  • January 23, 2016
Newborn

I got to end the year with this sweet newborn, who was surrounded at home by her family. So much beauty going on over there!

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