2017 Harlan Community High School Senior Ashley…Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer

This is 2017 Harlan Community High School senior Ashley that is a dancer, so we wanted to incorporate her love for dancing in her session. Ashley was a joy to photograph she was up for all of my crazy ideas and was so comfortable in front of the camera. Ashley thank you so much for all of the wonderful images and I hope you enjoy your senior year.



2017 Dallas Center Grimes School Senior Chase…Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer


This is 2017 Dallas Center Grimes high school senior Chase who was such a joy to photograph! She is not only gorgeous and super stylish but also one heck of a softball player which I think were able to incorporate all of that. Thank you Chase doing such an amazing job, and good luck with your senior year.

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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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One Year Old Cake Smash Session…Johnston, Ankeny, Waukee, Grimes, Des Moines Photographer


This is sweet little Iris who celebrated her first birthday with a cake smash in my home studio along with a few in my woods. Her mama did such a wonderful job picking out her outfits for her session, such a cutie!

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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 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 Courtney….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Iowa Photographer


This is the gorgeous 2016 Ankeny High School senior Courtney who was amazing to work with. We did have to reschedule twice but the third time was a charm…Iowa thunderstorms are so unpredictable. They also wanted to get some sister pictures, so they paid a bit extra so I could capture not only being sisters but also their friendship.  Thank you Courtney for being so great about the heat and crazy unpredictable weather. In the end we ended up with so many amazing images. Good luck with your senior year!

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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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Matthias Photo Shoot Sessions….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Photographer Iowa



Let me introduce you to the Matthias family, one of my very favorite families to work with. This was the perfect spring session with loads of blooming trees. Thank you Matthias family for always trusting in me to capture your family.

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Friends Photo Shoot Sessions….Johnston Waukee Des Moines Ankeny Urbandale Grimes Photographer Iowa


Here is how I kept myself busy through my down time this winter and early spring…friends shoots. Oh my what fun and crazy girls I got to hang out with. The temperature at these sessions ran from 18 degrees on snowy day up to 76 degrees…only in Iowa would this happen. I love to do both these kinds of sessions, both urban and snow sessions so it worked out great to keep myself busy. It was fun capturing the girls doing the serious look..but I think my favorite pictures from all of these sessions are the outtakes when girls are laughing and being goofy, because isn’t that what friendship is all about. I am so glad that the girls not only had fun but also got to make memories with their best friends that will last a life time.

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