hi, friends! i am a family lifestyle, portrait & travel photographer who lives for capturing the beautiful-messy-every-day-glory that we call LIFE, for families throughout ankeny, des moines, urbandale, johnston, waukee, the rest of iowa, and beyond!
when i'm not making photographs for families, you can probably find me goofing around with my littles, hiking up in ledges state park, slooooowly sipping an unsweetened black iced tea, or photo-traveling the country with my littles. we love to explore new places together, and there is no place too far!
and now for twenty-one randoms to help you get to know me . . .
i LOVE God, my littles, game nights, snickerdoodles & getting lost in a great book!
i've lived in 4 states - WI, TX, CA, IA — in that order - midwest is best.
i love all things snow - building snowmen, forts, tubing, skiing, and snow angels.
my littles & i are packer fans (my hubby is a cowboy).
i love to laugh ... and think it's a cure for just about anything.
i can recite all 50 states alphabetically in 20 seconds.
i love LIVE music and rollerskating!!
i really don't like pickles (or folding laundry).
i shoot with a canon 5d mk iv with my left eye — both eyes open.
i was born apple - you will not change my mind.
my parents, siblings, & littles are apples ... but my husband…is a PC. face palm
i love the words ninja, persnickety, wicked, stoked, sweeeeet!
i often make up my own ridonkerous words as well.
i've been known to make a mean pineapple upside down cheesecake.
my quesadillas aren't bad either.
i love summer storms and dancing in the rain.
i LIVE for photo-traveling the country w/my littles - we've covered 1/2 the US together.
i looooove yummy light and the shades of fall.
my family lives across the US, from middle-of-nowhere alaska to michigan.
every age and stage has been my favorite, where my littles are concerned. yes, even 2.
i dream of life in the country ... it'll happen, someday.
photos (right) courtesy of mike olbinski, ashley hempel, weeno Photography, & zak schwank