Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ephemera is Here to Stay

Dictionary.com defines the word ephemera as “items designed to be useful or important for only a short time.”  The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day…. clearly the Greeks have never been to Des Moines! The East Village’s Ephemera (most accurately defined as Arin and Karen) may be whimsical, but there is nothing transitory or disposable about it. […]

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A Tiffany Wedding…… (and Jordan too!)

Tiffany + Jordan 09.25.10 … So I see this couple walking their dog (a pug). WE have a pug too, so, naturally, I had to stop them and talk pugs!  During the course of conversation I learned the girl lives in my neighborhood!  She is a graphic designer and newly engaged.  We must have talked […]

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My Studio…. My Oasis

I had been in Iowa a year.  As a professional photographer I needed a studio. More than just a fun place for me to set up shop, decorate and drink lattes in, I wanted a studio for my clients, an attractive, private, clutter-free creative space where they could relax and enjoy the experience of sharing […]

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East, West, North & South of Eden

The East Village is home to a bevy of irresistible and eclectic shops and among the most irresistible is Eden… a true paradise found. I met Jennifer Hansen, Eden’s owner, two years back when I came across her lovely store in the East Village. Being the new girl in town, I introduced myself and it […]

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Sarah + Pat

Sarah & Pat 08.07.10 When deciding which of my weddings to feature in my first wedding post I momentarily panicked.  “Oh no, I don’t want to play favorites!  I love ALL of the weddings I shot!! What will it mean if I choose someone first?”  And so I opted to go with whichever wedding first […]

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