Spooner Family | A family session in a cool alleyway in downtown Clinton, Iowa

I was so excited to hear from Kara! I first met her in May when I photographed the Clinton Community College nursing pinning ceremony. My dad hooked me up with that gig; he’s one of the instructors for the nursing program and thought it would be great for them to have the event documented. This was my second time photographing the pinning and it’s been such a privilege to watch the hard work pay off for the students. Kara sat with us for lunch after and we got to chit chat, she’s so kind and I know my dad loves working with her as well. So when she emailed me to ask if I could do her family pictures of course I said yes! Thankfully we found a date that worked during this crazy busy Fall photography season and even got super lucky with the weather.

Even though the handsome men in her family were a little less than thrilled to have family portraits taken, it didn’t take them long to relax and make it a fun experience! I loved their session and the photos we got from it…here are some of them!

Tucker Family Highlights

You may recognize Amanda from your own session/wedding with me, she's one of my lovely assistants! I love working with her, and it's easy to remember "The Amandas." 

It was great getting to meet her whole family and spend some time capturing their portraits, letting miss Amanda be on the other side of the lens for a change! 

It's not very often I get to do the urban style for families. Seniors, yes. Families, not as common. It was seriously so much fun taking these in an old alley in downtown Clinton! The girls had a lot of fun with it and their mama did an amazing job putting together the outfits. Each sister got to express her own personality and style, while still coordinating the whole group. I was so impressed! 

Tristen's Sneak Peek {senior}

I met up with Tristen for his senior photo shoot at an alley in downtown Clinton. I love when clients want something a little more "urban" because it's a change of pace from the typical scenery. Don't get me wrong, I love pretty parks too, but it's fun to switch it up! And speaking of switching it up, we also went to Clinton High and did the second half of his shoot next to/in the pool since Tristen is a swimmer. This was my first time taking pool-shots and it was so much fun! Huge thanks to his coach for letting us take over a few lanes to get some awesome shots.

Here is a little sneak peek of the photos while I finish up the rest.