Just Grandma and Me {Donna + Lillian}

I got to meet sweet Lillian last Fall at a photo shoot with her mom and dad. Lucky for me, her Grandma Donna contacted me shortly after to set up her own session with me!

Donna recently moved to Iowa from the western side of the country to be closer to her sweet granddaughter and of course her son and daughter in law too. She was able to bring work with her and set up an office in her beautiful new home. It was important for Donna to capture this stage of life and I took my job as her storyteller seriously. We photographed some of the things that make her who she is. Her craftiness, kitchen skills, love of reading, Christianity and the love she has for Lillian.

I loved walking into her world for an hour on a sunny Winter afternoon to get to know her and her family a bit better and photograph what I hope will be meaningful images they always hold dear. I’m already looking forward to working with them again someday!

Torrie and Carson tied the knot and danced the night away

What a great love story Torrie and Carson will have to tell future generations. Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Boy is a military man. Girl is attending college. They beat the odds and make long distance work. There’s a proposal. Wedding planning happens while being thousands of miles apart. But then they come together surrounded by the most important people in their lives and they commit to marriage, a lifetime together. The great thing is that if they can beat the challenges that come with a very long distance relationship, they can handle anything life throws at them.

You know just by the way Carson looks at Torrie that he would do anything for her. And Torrie is such a strong and beautiful woman who is head over heals in love with her man. I loved this wedding day! Because it was a true, giddy, butterflies in the stomach, pure kind of love. This day was about more than just the wedding itself, but about the whole marriage going forward. And those are the best kinds of wedding days. I couldn’t be more happy for Mr and Mrs Williams!

Baby Ketch Maternity Sneak Peek

I love, love LOVE doing the Baby First Year plan and am super excited to meet baby Ketch in just a couple months! Her parents did amazing at their maternity session!

Since they live in Illinois and I’m in Clinton, Iowa we met in the middle and did their photos right by the Mississippi River in Fulton, IL and some inside Heritage Canyon. While the canyon is always awesome, it was pretty muddy so we didn’t fully explore this time. That’ll happen in March! We weren’t worried though, there were plenty of opportunities for great photos, as you can see below!

If you’re thinking about doing maternity pictures, just know you can do them any time of the year and document this special time! :)

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