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.
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.
Another one of my favorite families! This is the Troll family who I have photographed at least five times, and ever time it is an adventure (or at least the parents think so…the kids and I have a blast together). We got in on the tale end of the fall foliage in November before it was all gone and before the snow decided to fall. We also squeezed in Miss Nora’s one year cake smash in my studio. Thank you as always Troll family for being so entertaining and one of my favorites!
As you can tell I am very far behind on blogging, so today was going to be a catch up day of getting my blog up to date…and then I came across Miss Alice and her Alice and Wonderland session and maybe it was meant to be for me to not have this session blogged yet so I can spread the word for this family. This little three year old has a special place in my heart, you see she was diagnosed just a few weeks ago with stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer. It started as a back pain at the beginning of February, Alice’s scan showed three tumors, bone marrow and in the bone (skull, behind eye, vertebrae and hip). Alice’s family has stood behind my business from the first months that moved back to Iowa, I photographed her four times now and for the first three sessions she really did want to smile and boy could she be stubborn with those smiles…which brings me back to Alice’s cancer, she has so much fight in her and determination just like when she would not smile for me she will show this cancer what she is made of. I know there are fundraisers in the works, a Caring Bridge account, hats being made for Alice, and gift cards for the family (if you wish to help this family please contact me and I will get you contacted with the people helping out. Please keep this family in your prayers, thoughts, positives vibes..whatever you believe put it out there for this sweet family.
Here is another wonderful family, the Miller’s, who are so funny and riot to work with. This was another family fall session but we also did Miss Eve’s one year cake smash…now there may or may not have been wipes to clean her up with after the fact and she might have had to ride home all the way to Grinnell in just a diaper and lots of cake smashed everywhere..but I am sure she had a great time doing it. Thank you Miller family for the laughs and amazing pictures!
Let me introduce you to this sweet family the Sullivan’s. I meet the family on a early October day down at Vally Junction which is full of amazing character from brick walls, fire escapes, painted doorways, even a metal wall. Thank you Sullivan family for being such great family to capture.
Here is the Beach family that meet me on a freezing cold Saturday morning in early October up at Big Creek Lake, and when I say freezing it was 34 degrees. We could see our breath and the kids shivered through the session but we still ended up with some amazing images for this family.
Meet the Boatwright family…such a sweet family and amazing to work with. We meet at a lake area that had wild flowers, wooded area, and a dock that was perfect beautiful summer images. Thank you Boatwright family for such successful photo session!
Sneak peek from the Sorensen family session. This was such a gorgeous location on their family farm with a big red barn and wild flower field out there front door. We and amazing lighting right before sunset and some very cute kiddos to work with. Thank you Sorensen family and I hope you enjoy your images.
Here is the gorgeous Miss Taylor who is a 2015 Harlan high school graduate and was simply a joy to work with. She is talented in so many sports but her one true love is basketball, which of course is why I wanted to feature her doing this. Thank you so much Taylor for going along with all of my crazy ideas and making some amazing images.