that’s a wrap.

Spent a frigid and snow-kissed night doing the last shoot for the 2014 season.
(Ok-still have a couple of stragglers and holiday travelers to fit in before the year is over.)
But for the most part, that’s a wrap.
I had a GREAT 2014. Maybe the best year, yet.
Thank you, thank you to all of my lovely clients (friends.)



The first time I photographed this boy, he was a newborn. (sigh.)

I couldn’t find any of those prints tonight, but I found some from when he was a little older.

Now he’s this guy.

He thinks he’s on his way to becoming a psychiatrist, but I think he might want to take a detour to NY.
On top of being incredibly smart, he acts, he sings, he’s in the show choir . . .

He’s got an easy, smooth look.

He’s a natural in front of the camera.

Caleb, it’s been fun to watch you grow up. You’ve made everyone so proud.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do. I can’t wait to see.

belly q

These beautiful people are having a baby!
I photographed their engagement and their wedding and I’m so happy that they are expecting very soon.
It’s such a blessing to witness people’s journeys.

kyle + mackenzie

My mom said that she doesn’t like that I don’t tell little stories about the people in my blogs, anymore.
SO. . .
Mackenzie and I had the best first bridal meeting. EVER. We met on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Pride Fest to check out a potential band for her wedding reception.
We had a blast.

The second time we hung out, I got to meet Kyle.
We spent a beautiful fall night driving around the countryside for their engagement session.

Kyle and Mackenzie love Madison County and their dog and the country and music and all things authentic.
They spent many days exploring these back roads and this place became a big part of their heart story.

And we met a donkey. Score.

Kyle’s pretty quiet (at least with strangers in his truck), but it’s easy to see how he feels about Mackenzie. 

They are having an amazing wedding next June that I am already so excited about.
The ceremony is in Mackenzie’s family home’s back yard (rolling country hills). The reception is in Brenton Skating Plaza in downtown Des Moines.
Some of the best vendors in the state are on board.
But I’m happiest to be a part of their celebration and to know these people and witness this love.

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