Today was a perfect day for editing as it rained for most of it. As I’m writing this, the sun is getting ready to set and what a beautiful end to a rainy day.  I’m listening to the Walter Mitty soundtrack (have you seen the movie?!) and editing a bit more of last night’s family session… this one’s drenched in sunshine.

This image for some reason makes me think of God’s love… and how He really does pour it on us…like sunshine streaming down.

I love this family. I’ve been able to photograph them several times now and see the little one’s grow. I love how sweet this momma is, and what a precious moment to capture. More to come!

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My how time has flown… Look how much Mr. Colton has grown! Check out his newborn images here. Mom wanted a special set up for both birthday boys, and had someone make sock monkeys, and sock monkey hats to match. She had been collecting some wonderful props that I felt rather envious of! haha! Check out the sweetness!

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Just about all leaves had fallen, and the air was chilly, but this family was full of fun. When greenery has left us we can always look for those lovely tall grasses for pretty scenery. They provide the perfect place to play in. We began just before sunset and ended with that pretty pink twilight afterglow. Here are some of my favorites from the session.

When Asher had turned 6 months old, the family not only continued with his “grow with me” sessions, but thought it was the opportune time to also do some portraits for the whole family. The location we decided upon was a state park in North Liberty called Potato Creek. I hadn’t been there in years, but remembered it having a big lake and bike trails. It has a lot more to see than what I remembered, and turned out to be an awesome location. His adorable sister Braelyn was a big helper. It has been a blast to watch Asher grow. I’ve photographed him as a newborn, a 3 month old, and now 6 months. I’ll also be following him all the way to 12 months, so expect two more sessions with this growing family. If you’re interested in a “grow with me” package you can email me at, or fill out the contact form on the bottom of the home page.

The family also wanted to announce some news… their having baby #3!

The mini accordion albums came in from this Little One’s session and I thought I’d show you a little peak! Everyone seems loves these handy albums, as they are perfect for a purse, fridge, or desk. It really is a great way to show of your family! And it comes with most sessions!