The Bontrager Family

City Park was the perfect setting for this adorable family of four's early Fall session. Just the right amount of shade and sun made for the perfect lighting in these photos. I love this album because it captures the laid back easy going personalities of Natalie and Nevin, along with the playful fun spirit of Zion and Calvary. We also got to take some fun pictures to celebrate Zion's 2nd birthday and Natalie and Nevin's 5 year wedding anniversary! Love capturing milestones :)

 

Macklyn 6 mo.

This little girl LOVES bath time! So naturally I was so excited when mom said she was bringing a little tub to use for her 6 month session. When your this adorable it doesn't take much to get a cute photo, even better is that Macklyn was right at home in her tub and happy as can be!

Nichole & Travis - Engagement

It was a perfect summer evening at Palisades for this couples dreamy engagement session. Everything from the sunlight gleaming off the water to the way they looked in each other's eyes was simply magical. Couple's like these two are a photographer's dream! 

Jones Family

Lake Iowa has to be one of my favorite places to photograph. It seems like every session I do there is pure magic! Not only was this family photogenic but they were such a joy to be around. I especially love the connection you can see between the sisters! Ending the session with Cora's 1 year cake smash was the icing on the perfect shoot :)

Bri & Nate - Engagement

I LOVE being able to shoot couples I have a personal history with! Brianna and I used to dance together growing up and I also used to work with Nathan at Nike a a number of years ago...So, I was more than tickled when they asked me to be their photographer for the big day! These 2 have been dating for SO long, I know I'm not alone in saying this engagement has been a long time coming! They are truly meant to be together though and its so evident in these pictures, especially the laughter that they share almost continually throughout it! Couples who are best friends take THE best photos :) SO excited for their wedding in August!

Dunlay Family

I absolutely LOVE doing sessions at a families home! The Dunlay's had recently had their outdoor patio area completely re-done and it was so beautiful. All the kids were so much more comfortable being at their house and were able to open up to me much quicker! I love so many of these shots but especially the ones of sweet baby Vivian, obviously my camera and I couldn't get enough of her :) 

Grayson

I LOVE being able to photograph newborns, mostly because I am obsessed with babies, but also because (although it takes a LOT of patience) the outcome is always worth it! The way a mother looks at her child is just so beautiful to me, its the purest love. I adore the way Hope and Greyson's relationship was able to be captured in these photos! Can't wait to watch this little cutie grow up, and to see Hope go through the crazy journey of motherhood. Love you guys!

Greta Prom

Iv'e known Greta since she was just a little one. Her family has been close friends of my family for a long time, I even used to babysit her! :) That's probably why I still can't get over how drop dead gorgeous she looked Saturday for the Williamsburg prom! The Sheri hill dress screamed Greta and looked like it was made specifically for her to wear. The braided updo, the matching flower earrings, the nude heels, the flawless makeup...this girl had IT! I still can't decide which photo is my favorite because they're all so stunning. 

The Zuber Family

This amazing family got together to celebrate their parents/grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. We all had such a fun time at their family farm taking photos on hail bails and trying not to get anyone too dirty in the mud! I'm so glad they invited me to capture this special day for them and provide photographs that will last a lifetime. 

Brittnee & Justin - Engagement

It was a beautiful fall evening at Palisades State Park that set the scene for Brittnee and Justin's session. Not only are these two easy going and fun to work with, but their chemistry is so natural and evident throughout these photos. I already had the pleasure of photographing their newborn baby girl earlier in the year, so I was very excited when they asked me to photograph their engagement/wedding as well! Can't wait to celebrate their big day September 24, 2017!