Alli and Michael are looking forward to welcoming a baby boy in January, which is coming up fast! I love documenting this time in an expecting couple's lives - the anticipation of the unkown, love filled hearts, and pure excitement of what's to come is captivating. It was a casual and laid back shoot; I enjoyed chatting with the Voss's as we strolled through Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa. I asked the age-old question, "Are you guys ready for this?!" And of course, they will be totally ready when he arrives! Alli and Michael enoyed their last moments in the spotlight before baby comes, which is something they'd recommend to any couple planning a maternity shoot! Just relax and enjoy your time together. Keeping it simple and natural helps capture the true essence of your relationship. It will be fun to look back on and show these pictures to your child someday.
It's beginning to look a lot like FALL! I'm so excited because it's my favorite time of the year! I love everything about it...football season, pots o' chili, apple cider, Halloween, the crisp cool air, sweaters and scarves, beautiful leaves...just everything! And not only is all of that awesome, but it's also the best time for photography. I have lots of clients who decide to wait it out for some good Autumn foliage to make up their natural backdrops. We were lucky to have a gorgeous morning over in Albany, IL for the Van Kampen's family session. Tadd and Mindy decided now would be a good time to get these portraits taken since Brayden just celebrated his 4th birthday and they are all very excited about welcoming a new bundle of joy into their lives next Spring! I'm so beyond happy for them and can't wait to meet that new beautiful baby!
Here is a little sneak peek of their session!