meghan & cory {married}

it is always the most humbling thing to be asked to document a wedding. i can still remember scouring the internet trying to find a photographer for my own wedding that would be the “perfect fit”…style/personality/etc. it is *such* a big decision and there truly are sooo many options out there. so when brides & grooms decide that i am that person for them…it makes my hear…

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cozy snuggles + a full head of hair {jack newborn session}

i have the *best* clients. i am positive of that. each and every session reminds me of how incredibly lucky i am to do what i do. amazing people welcome me into their lives for some of the rawest, most beautifully fleeting moments. i knew erik in college and always thought he was the greatest guy. so when i received an email from him telling me he and his…

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kirby & justin {a love story}

absolutely everything about this next couple and their wedding makes me smile so big. i *always* say that to shoot a wedding…i have to absolutely LOVE the bride. and because of that…saying yes to photographing this wedding was an easy decision. kirby is my second cousin and we grew up running around iowa farms together as kids. the older we got…and the more i grew to know …

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a beautiful ballerina…inside & out {elena’s senior session}

you know how there are those times when you get together with someone and they have GROWN UP…yet you feel like you haven’t aged a day? 😉 well, i taught with elena’s mom when i first moved here and *always* heard about her dancing. she was 8 then…and all these years later, she has never stopped dancing. this session was SO fun!!! elena knew what she wan…

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love in an open field {childs family session}

first of all…i am insanely behind on blogging…and i hate when that happens. buuut…i am SO excited to jump back in with this adorable family!!! there truly aren’t enough words to say what i would like to about stefanie & brock and their precious little ones. i have admired stefanie & brock’s professional work for YEARS!!! they are the AMAZING husband and wife team behind SB…

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sunshine + giggles {brown family session}

you may remember this sweet family from sweet kingston’s newborn session. i am still obsessed with his nursery! 🙂 this family is just the sweetest and i just adore them. megan has one of the all time sweetest demeanors and it radiates through her and her little ones. she is such a wonderful mother! we met in a field on a beautiful evening and had the most w…

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hello handsome {robert newborn session}

every once in awhile i forget to blog a session-oops! :/ as i was going through things today i realized somehow this sweet family never made it to the blog!!! a couple months back i spent the morning with this family in their super cute home!!! they had just welcomed baby #2 and big sis was super excited about it! 🙂 laura and keith get HUGE props in my book…

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15 years of joy {holstein family}

my clients. they are the absolute best. i love photographing families. all the chaos, all the love, all the perfectly perfect imperfections of daily life. that is what i want to shoot. always. and more than that…i want the people i photograph to embrace all of the messy and all of the amazing parts of life. natalie and i spent a good 40 minutes on the phone the night b…

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welcome baby #3…{declan newborn session}

i love this next family. i won’t even say how long ago i met kelly-becuase i felt old then…and wowza…it really makes me feel old now to know how long i have known her! 😉 kelly & nathan have asked me to photograph all THREE of their babies-and it is incredibly humbling to be trusted with so many special moments in their lives!! makayla is quite…

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love at home {carter lifestyle session}

this family. i have known lauren since middle school and she has one of the most contagious laughs EVER. she was a friend to me through those *really* rough years…and now to know each other as wives, mothers, and reconnected friends 20 years later-it is SUCH a blessing. she is absolutely one of a kind-and always has been. i was lucky enough to photograph lauren, mark, and their oldest, h…

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