The Boatwright Family….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer


Here is the Boatwright family that I have photographed a few times now, and can not tell you how much I love hanging out with them. They wanted to go with a fun edgy urban style so I came up with a few new spots for them, thinking we might have nailed this one. Love how these turned out for them!

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2017 Ankeny High School Senior Logan…Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer


Let me introduce you to Logan who is a 2017 Ankeny high school senior. She wanted to take advantage of the gorgeous spring flowering trees so we did a mini shoot and her full session will be this summer. We picked the perfect night right when the trees were at there fullest. Thank you Logan for being such a gorgeous model, can not wait to photograph you again this summer!

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2016 Ankeny High School Senior Kellan ….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer


This is Ankeny high school senior Kellan who is amazing musician who wanted to represent his love for drumming and playing his guitar so I came up with these images. Kellan was so great to work with he was up for all of my crazy ideas.  Good luck in the future!

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2016 High School Senior Shea ….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer


Let me introduce you to Shea, a 2016 Harlan High School graduate. She is a cheerleader, flute player, and in flag I wanted to make sure I represented all of that for her in a different and unique way. Shea you were amazing to photograph!

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2016 High School Senior Sam ….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer


What a fun photo shoot this was for Sam’s senior pictures. She is an amazing singer, loves to play the piano, and is involved in show choir so we wanted to represent her greatest love! She found an old microphone so we could do some vintage urban style images along with doing some on the stage. We also located one of the old pianos that are located through out downtown Des Moines and let her have at it while I snapped away. Thank you Sam for being so willing to brainstorm with me to come up with these fun images! Good luck next year in college!

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2016 Ankeny High School Senior Kate….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer



This is 2016 Ankeny High School senior Kate, who may have had the hottest night of the summer for her senior session. The session started out with a heat index of 106 but you would never know by her pictures it was that hot out, she was amazing and  kept a positive addditude the whole time…now if you would of seen a picture of me after this session you would know it was hot out, dripping in sweat is not a good look for any photographer. Kate is going to Creighton University to play soccer after high school so we wanted to do something different representing that with a mix of urban and soccer. Thank you Kate for being so good about the heat. You have such an amazing future ahead of you! Kate_8_of_20_ Kate_12_of_20_ Kate_18_of_20_ Kate_4_of_20_ Kate_10_of_20_ Kate_15_of_20_ Kate_19_of_20_ Kate_16_of_20_ Kate_7_of_20_ Kate_13_of_20_ Kate_20_of_20_ Kate_17_of_20_ Kate_3_of_20_ Kate_5_of_20_ Kate_14_of_20_

2016 Johnston High School Senior Bailey….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer


This is Bailey who is going to be a 2016 Johnston High School senior. When I was setting up Bailey’s senior session I was chatting with her mom trying to find out a bit about what she wanted her session to be like, her mom mentioned that she works with kiddos with disabilities and that her best friend and neighbor Erin holds a special place in her heart. So I suggested to have Erin be part of the photo shoot, and I am so glad that she joined us because I love how the images of the two of them came out. Bailey you have a heart of gold, it takes a generous, caring, patient, sweet soul like yourself to have a passion to work with these kiddos. Thank you for not only being you but for giving so much of yourself. Enjoy your last year of high school, I know your future is bright and you will do amazing things.

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2016 Ankeny High School Senior Jenny….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer



Here is my first 2016 high school senior session of the year and it was an amazing shoot! This is Jenny who will be a senior at Ankeny Centennial High School, this girl is an incredible dancer which is like candy for a photographer. I loved her grace, power, and strength that she showed in every image that I took of her. Thank you Jenny for going with all of my crazy ideas, I know your future is bright and I can not wait to see what is in store for you.

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