Chicago Engagement Shoot

Forgive me as it has been quite some time since I have posted! A very busy year of shooting and traveling! I am hoping to post weekly, so stay tuned.

I have been shooting mostly in Des Moines but have had a few shoots in Chicago. Here are some shots of a recent engagement shoot.























Ashley and Ryan.. World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, Des Moines


It wasn’t until the day before their wedding day that I met Ashley and Ryan. They live in Florida and did all of their planning from there!

It was love at first site.. (when I first met Ashley in person that is.) Ashley chose to get ready in my studio. She and her bridesmaids, personal attendants, flower girl, mom, grandma, and a team of stylists all gathered the morning of to start prepping for the day ahead. I love shooting in the studio. And it’s even more amazing when you get to be a part of the getting ready experience! Everyone had more than enough room to spread out, have mimosas and eat a light lunch before they got dressed.

In the meantime, Ryan and his entourage were getting ready at the World Food Prize  down the street. We joined them later that morning.

It was a perfect day from start to finish. I know I say this quite often..but it’s an absolute joy being a part of a wedding day celebration.





























































World Food Prize website:

Amanda and Eric..Runaway Bay,Jamaica

Amanda and Eric 6-22-13

Runaway Bay, Jamaica Grand Bahia Principe Resort



















































Ms. Avery turns two

A few from a recent shoot with one of my favorite toddlers. Happy Birthday, Avery!








K+T A preview…

There is something about shooting at Prairie Moon (near Ames, IA.) The lighting, the vines, the venue… There is also something about a couple that is madly in love. The combination of the two collided made for some amazing images.

Enjoy this preview!


















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