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Voted 2017 Favorite Kid/Baby Photographer by Des Moines Parent Magazine! 

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How it all started... Maybe this passion started in 1988 when I was memorized by the magic of my mom's borrowed Polaroid camera. Maybe it was the excitement of picking up one hour prints to relive our family vacation. Whatever it was, the photography bug bit me hard when I was young and hasn't given me a moment to recover.

Who am I? A Des Moines native chasing a life-long passion for photography. I live in Windsor Heights with my charming husband, amazing stepdaughter, and three naughty dogs. When we're not shooting or editing photos, you can find us working on DIY home improvement projects, traveling, or enjoying dinner out with friends.

What kind of gear do I use?  My gear bag has five Sony bodies, eight lenses, 5 portable/outdoor flashes, studio lighting, and wireless flash triggers.  When shooting weddings, you'll find me wearing two cameras, ready to capture every moment!

I never leave home without... Chapstick!

You'll always find me in... ballet flats or flip flops; I don't do heels!

When I'm not working, you can find me... at Target!

I heart... cheap sunglasses, good pizza, dogs, and newborn babies.

Why should you hire me?  I run my business a little different than most. Some studios lure customers in with a heavily discounted package and then apply pressure to purchase additional photos at steep fees. Others provide a discounted sitting fee, and require you to purchase photos directly through them within a set time frame.

My approach is simple; provide quality images at an affordable cost with zero pressure.

I'll capture as many images as possible during our photo shoot either in my studio in Windsor Heights, your home or at an outdoor location. After each session provide each customer with a web gallery of the best photos, cropped and edited. This usually includes fun, candid photos that really capture the moment.

Once I get the thumbs up from you, the gallery will be opened for you to purchase prints and specialty items and the images will be available for download and a print release will be provided to you. You are under no obligation to purchase prints through me, however you will want to use your print credit!

Pretty simple, right?

Questions? I can't wait to hear them!


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