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Friday, July 31, 2009

Sneak Peek: Stephanie + James Married

Apparently I didn't get the memo that teaser blogs are supposed to be short and sweet with maybe up to 3 pictures...Oh well..

What I really want to say is: Thank you so much Steph & James for letting me be a part of your day!! I'll write more in my next post, but lets just skip to pictures for now!

By the way're AMAZING!!! And so is your dress!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chelsey + Tyler: Engaged!

More pictures of the wonderful Chelsey & Tyler!

Ring Shot!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Presley is Two!

More pictures of the adorable 2-year old, Miss Presley!


Sisterly love!

High Res. DVDs

Hello! Things have been super crazy lately! Saturday I had the opportunity to shoot a gorgeous wedding! I've decided to dedicate today to finishing Presley's birthday pictures and packing up the stuff that isn't already packed. For those of you that don't know, I'm going to officially be homeless at noon on the 31st! It's all good, that's what friends are for, right? (btw, my friends are the best! Love you all!) Ok, that stuff is all a random tangent about my life...on to the main part..

High Resolution DVDs are going up in price. Starting today, they will be $50.

Anyone who has already signed a contract with me or has scheduled a photo session still gets the DVD at the previous price. Any questions/comments, be sure to e-mail me at

Monday, July 20, 2009


I've been editing pictures like a mad-woman lately! I have a wedding coming up on Saturday (yay!) and I'm wanting to get Presley's pictures *mostly* if not all done by then and get Chelsey & Tyler's all the way done (almost there!)
Really, I just wanted to take a short break and write a blog...maybe read a chapter of my latest library book. Or maybe I wanted an excuse to post a couple pics...maybe.

Regardless, here's the proof that I do have (at least 3, for all you know) more pictures done:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sneak Peek: Chelsey + Tyler

This morning I got to shoot some engagement pictures for Chelsey and Tyler! Their wedding is next summer -June 5th- I can't wait! We roamed around Iowa State's campus for a while and got some pictures while we were at it...

Meet the lovely Chelsey...

...and her groom-to-be, Tyler

They make a cute couple

I love the look of a man in love:

Warning to any couples for my next shoots: I may spontaneously ask you to invent your own pose. It keeps you on your toes!

Thanks Chelsey & Tyler, for hanging out with me this morning!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sneak Peek: Presley is 2!!

Presley is growing up so fast! I've been lucky enough to do her newborn, 6mo, and 1yr pics so far and today I got to shoot her 2 year birthday party. I mentioned those photo-shoots here earlier this year.

On to the pictures...of the beautiful birthday girl and her puppy:

Little Presley spending time with her friend

Shhh...we're hunting rabbits!!

Can't forget the cake...

...Or the presents!

Lastly, playing with presents!

More to come later!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

On my days off...

...I go boating, see an art festival, watch some fireworks, and then edit those pictures.

Don't mind the colors on the boating pictures, they were taken with my dying point-and-shoot camera that had decided it wants all of it's pictures to have a lomo-esque look.

Des Moines Art Festival- with Shateau & Chelsie

4th of July with Tony & his girls

And one last picture: Sheena's yummy cake! (In case you're wondering, it is lemon with buttercream frosting)

Next on my agenda: shooting a 2 year old's birthday party, an engagement session, another wedding, and moving at the end of the month!