Showing posts with label Des Moines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Des Moines. Show all posts

Tru Salon Fall 2014 Editorial Shoot [Coralville, IA Editorial Photography]

This is the third editorial shoot that I've done with the girls at Tru Salon in Coralville, and it seems like I leave the session feeling more inspired than before. Holly did the hair for their Fall 2014 shoot, using L'Oreal Hair Chalk, and I thought it looked amazing!

I am so thankful to have met the girls from Tru, as they are incredible artists and it is a privilege to be able to photograph their work. I love doing sessions like this which stretch my creativity and allow me to branch out with my photography, so THANK YOU to Holly for choosing me to be a part of this!

Hair by Holly
Model: Brittany

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I know this doesn't show off the beautiful hair color that Holly mixed for the shoot, but I was just playing around and this is one of my personal favorites, in b&w. 

2013, what a year!

So this post may be a few weeks late, but you know how time flies. ;) Anyways, I just wanted to take a minute to post an image from each of my sessions last year - I can't thank you all enough for your support, encouragement, and for choosing me to photograph you & your loved ones. Not to be too sappy (ok, maybe just a little sappiness is perfectly acceptable) but I am so grateful to you all, without you I wouldn't have been able to pursue something I love full time. I hope to see you all again this year!

The L Family: Coming Soon [Des Moines Family Photography]

I've had the great privilege of knowing Nicole, James, and Oliver (see his 2 year photos HERE) since the summer of 2010 when Nicole hired me to take Oliver's baby photos. It's been so much fun getting to go back every year and see how Oliver has grown, and I was doubly excited this year when Nicole shared a secret with me (though it's not a secret any more!). Obviously I couldn't share these until Nicole made her announcement to her friends and family, but we took these photos at Oliver's recent session to help her share her exciting news. Nicole shared her news with everyone this weekend, and gave me the go ahead to share these with all of you as well.

Congratulations to Nicole, James, and Oliver! I hope you have a happy, healthy pregnancy and I look forward to meeting baby #2!

Thanks to Nicole's friend who owns the Etsy store "What's Your Sign" for the use of the chalkboards! Click HERE to view her store.

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Oliver: 2 Years [Des Moines Children Photography]

This is the third year I've had the privilege of photography Oliver and his parents, Nicole and James. I am always so thrilled to get invited back into clients' homes and these three are some of my favorite people. Aren't they just the cutest little family? Oliver was full of energy as always, which was great - it made for a really fun session and kept everyone on their toes. We decided if Oliver was a rock star, his rider would include plenty of graham cracker goldfish crackers + chocolate milk. Quite a delicious snack if you ask me!

Nicole and James, I hope you guys like the preview! Thank you again for a great session and for letting me spend the morning with your adorable family, it was wonderful to see you all! :)

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I think this one was when Nicole had him do his fake laugh, which was hilarious.
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Can't forget the obligatory foot shot!

These photos of Nicole and James interacting with Oliver are some of my favorite pictures EVER. So, so sweet.
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This photo cracks me up, because we did a photo like this last year and Oliver made a similar expression. I feel a tradition coming on...
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