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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

Favorites from 2014 | Family and Portraits

Things have been crazy lately….a whirlwind of lease signing, painting and construction!  I’ve officially opened my studio and have started taking studio sessions!  I’ve had some clients ask if I will still be taking on location and

Favorites from 2014 | Engagements

Having an engagement session is a great way to practice being photographed before your wedding!  It’s also a great way for me to get to know my clients better and understand more of what they’re looking for on their big day!  I was

Governor Branstad’s Inauguration Ceremony and Ball

I get to do a lot of cool things as part of my job, but one of the coolest experiences I’ve had  was getting to photograph the inauguration ceremony and ball for Governor Branstad and Lt Governor Reynolds this year at the Iowa Events Center. 

Favorites from 2014 | Weddings

2014 was one of the busiest years of my career and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  I love my job, love my clients and love, LOVE weddings!  People say all the time how surprised they are are to hear how much I love weddings (obsessed is