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Lena and Joe | Wedding

One of the first questions I’m asked when I meet people is “where are you from?”  To which I reply “I live in Johnston but my studio is just north of downtown Des Moines.”  Then inevitably “no, like, where are you

Styled Shoot | #loveatthezoo

The “styled shoot” is growing in popularity right now and can be seen all over social media.  Photographers do styled shoots for a number of reasons.  Perhaps they are inspired by something: a color, a place, a theme, and want to stretch

Emily and Ryan | Wedding

I’ve been a very absentee blogger this summer.  And I’m sorry.  But I feel like I had a good reason, I was rebranding my business and it sort of took over every moment I wasn’t shooting or editing images.  But it’s done now

Devyn and Tyler | Engagement

Devyn and Tyler are planning a wonderful winter wedding and so I couldn’t have been more pleased with the perfect, incredible, magical spring weather we had for their engagement session! Two cold shooting dates would have been much too much

Janel and James | Wedding

Janel and James are two of the sweetest people on the planet. I was so hoping that their wedding day would be as beautiful as they are…also because the day we shot their engagement session was the coldest day I can ever remember, like ever.

New Studio!!!!

We are still very much in the process of building things out at the studio, adding backdrops, posing furniture, etc…but I simply couldn’t wait any longer to share images with you of my new space!!!  I am so very proud of this new venture