Hoffman Family | A beautiful Sunday morning at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa

Who would’ve thought we’d already have Fall weather in August?! It was seriously the most perfect morning for a family session at the Arboretum. I absolutely loved meeting this adorable family and especially 10 month old Lincoln! I may be a little bias, but I think her name is awesome! And I never would’ve thought of Lincoln for a girl, I just love it! If you’re wondering why I’m bias, it’s because my son is named Lincoln too. :)

Anyway, I know mom and dad were a little worried she wasn’t as smiley as usual…but LOOK at how many smiles we got! And not just that, but the sweetest moments between all three of them. This was a great session, I got soooo many wonderful shots and really enjoyed my time with them. I hope they had a good time too! Now…who’s ready for a sneak peek?!

Becky + Jake | An engagement session (plus one!) at the Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa

I had one Saturday left in October and Becky and Jake snagged it for their wedding at the Vista Grande! Now that we’ve had a chance to work together for engagement pictures, I’m even more excited to capture their big day! They really were naturals in front of the camera…I wouldn’t even get all the way through a direction and they were in the pose and ready to go. It was pretty impressive to be honest! They also brought along their adorable two year old son Joey. He tried to avoid me but I took every chance he gave me to get some cute smiles…see below for said cute smiles!

I loved this session so much and can’t wait to watch this beautiful family tie the knot and make it official this Fall! <3

Goodwin Family | An extended family session at the Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa

The Goodwin family was all together last weekend to celebrate Gabriel turning 5! So it was the perfect opportunity to update their family portraits. We had such a beautiful night at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum here in Clinton, Iowa. If you’ve followed my work in the past, you know by now that I LOVE this location! It’s absolutely one of favorite places to shoot. So beautiful year round.

I felt right at home with this fun bunch, especially with Danielle’s 2 boys being so close in age to my own. For real, we had to have been pregnant at the same time for both kids!

It was a fun evening and I’m excited to share some of my favorites!