One Goal Down + Please Vote!!

As those of you who have read my 101 in 1001 know, one of my goals (#32) was to babysit my little brother Sam while my parents took a trip for their anniversary. I completed that goal when they went to Charleston from March 3rd-10th and it was definitely an experience!! It isn't easy going from having no children (ok, well, a 4 lb Yorkie) to having a 5 year old (that's going on 25), and I absolutely have a newfound appreciation for mothers everywhere (especially my own)!

During the time Sam was here, he kept me on my toes, and I got to experience some new things in the Iowa City area like the playground at the mall (best to go early before it gets too busy), storytime at the library (he wasn't a fan, sadly), and the Children's Museum (where was this when I was a kid?? That grocery store is fantastic!). Although it was difficult at times, it was also pretty fun to spend some time with my little brother. Here's one of the photos I took of him while he was staying with us...


I also wanted to mention that KCRG's A-List voting has started, and if you would take a quick second to vote for Jen Madigan Photography, I would appreciate it very much!! You have to register (sorry!) but it only takes a minute and I would be forever grateful (just click on the banner below to begin). All of your support over the past 7 months has been fantastic - thank you to each and every one of you who has allowed me to photograph you and your families.

Check Jen Madigan Photography out on the A-List!

Also, if you're thinking of getting family photos, need senior pictures, engagement photos, etc this summer/fall - now is the perfect time to book! My 50% off sitting fee special is running until April 14th (session doesn't need to take place by then, but it must be booked by then to get the discount) - don't miss out!! Email me at if you have any questions or would like to schedule a session. I hope to hear from you soon!

Alyssa and Sydney

When reflecting back on the session I did on Saturday with Alyssa and her daughter Sydney, the word "gorgeous" keeps popping into my head. I'm sure when you look at the photos, you'll see why that is - Alyssa is due in April with #2 and her daughter Sydney will be turning 4 soon...and honestly, have you ever seen a more beautiful mother/daughter pair?? I love all of these photos so much, I had a hard time narrowing it down for the blog, so you get a pretty big sneak peek this week. Alyssa, I hope you guys like the photos as much as I do, and it was an absolute pleasure getting to take photos of you both this weekend. Thanks again.

IMG_3763 copy

IMG_3743 copybw

I think this moment between mom and daughter is just so sweet!
IMG_3753 copybw

IMG_3732 copybw

IMG_3750 copy

IMG_3755 copybw

IMG_3789 copybw

See what I mean?? Gorgeous!
IMG_3825 copy

Sydney informed me that baby #2 is going to be named "Blueberry". Could she get any cuter?!?!
IMG_3769 copy


You can see a few more of this beautiful mother and daughter by clicking HERE.