Sloane: Newborn, Part One [Iowa City, IA Newborn Hospital Session]

Shelby and Joe, along with their big brother Colin, welcomed this gorgeous little peanut on February 7th. Shelby had inquired about whether or not I would be willing to come and get some hospital photos a day after the birth, as newborns change so fast and she wanted to document this time. I just loved the idea, and so the day after Sloane was born, I stopped in and did a quick session, as a precursor to their regular newborn session (coming soon on the blog as well!).

If you love this idea as well, I'm happy to substitute a hospital session for a maternity session when you purchase the Belly to Baby package!

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Anastasia and Alex [North Liberty, IA Family Photography]

Have you ever seen a more gorgeous brother and sister? These two contacted me about doing a photo session as a gift for their mom for Valentine's Day and I could have photographed them forever. Seriously, so gorgeous. Sweet too! I'll let the photos speak for themselves...

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Featured: Brides by Jessa [Coralville, IA Business Photography]

I met Jess last spring when she and her husband Frank were expecting their first little one, and I photographed them again when Liam arrived in July. After having her little guy, Jess decided to go for her dream of opening a bridal store at the Iowa River Landing in Coralville. The store opened in late December, and I finally got a chance to go and visit Jess and take some photos of Brides by Jessa!

When I asked Jess what she wanted people to know about her store, she replied with the following..."I am doing this for myself. My goal in life has always been to be able to wake up and spend my entire day doing something I love, and I have achieved that. I am doing this for Frank and Liam. The fact that I truly enjoy what I am doing every day benefits my husband and my son. I am the best version of myself, and am therefore the best version of myself in my roles as a wife and a mother. I am doing this for my customers. I feel that every bride should have that “Say Yes to the Dress, Kleinfeld" type of experience, and it is my mission to accomplish that for every single person that walks in my store."

Jess is truly providing a high end experience for her brides and Prom clients, offering a beautiful array of dresses, veils, and jewelry from various designers. All clients are asked to book an appointment, which can be done on her website www.bridesbyjessa.com. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Emerson [Coralville, IA Lifestyle Newborn Photography]

Sweet Emerson belongs to my good friends Carissa (from CTW Photography) and Brian, and she joins a house full of love with big sister Suki & Etta, and brothers Jack & Marius - all furry of course. ;)

I am so grateful for the opportunity to photograph this little peanut, and she was just the cutest, sweetest little baby. It's easy to see that Carissa and Brian have transitioned very easily into their new role as parents, and Emerson is one lucky little lady. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

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