I seriously CAN NOT get enough of this session!! These babes were totally open to me trying anything and everything with them! We had so much fun climbing rocks and laughing in the sunset. Sabrina was was hesitant because she’s not big on having her picture taken. If you ask me she KILLED IT! These two giggles and laughed their way through an amazing session.
These two had been engaged for a while, but life got in the way. They decided on a whim one day that it was finally time to set a date. They planned their little elopement in JUST 5 WEEKS! It was set at the perfect little church in the small town of Mitchelville, IA with their closest friends and family. It was perfect.
A few weeks ago, I had to opportunity to second shoot for Mary Harvey and it was so much fun! I was so excited to find out she is just as obsessed with her kitty babes as I am with mine. I can’t wait to work with her again this fall!
I am so excited to be tagging along with these two on one of the most important day of their lives together. Shortly after I met Mara and Corbin, Corbin built Mara a Catio for their kitty babes. Please and Thank you!! I tell my boyfriend about her Catio ALL THE TIME! I was actually referred to Mara and Corbin by another bride I am working with this Fall! Shout out for referrals and babes who make the dream work. During their session, they danced, ate flowers, and we laughed so hard! I can’t wait to see where their love takes them!
Check out how cute are they?!
I met VIcki and Jim while I was in Middle school through her daughter Andrea. After years of falling in love they took the leap and vowed to continue to fall in love. It was an absolutely gorgeous day for a quaint little ceremony at the Palmer House Stable.
This was my second session with Sarah and it was so much fun! Our first one we did a cute little vintage session in the Czech Village neighborhood of Cedar Rapids. She contacted me and said she wanted to do a 1960’s inspired session with big, bold colors. I think we nailed it! The NewBo District in Cedar Rapids has tons of little nooks and crannies for some super fun pops of color. She wore the perfect bold blue 1960’s dress and we found the perfect backgrounds for some color pop fun!!
Here in Iowa it’s snowing AGAIN!! If there is one thing I can say about all this snow is that it has made for some awesome snowy sessions with some amazing couples and families! I have worked with Erica for a while now and ever since I can remember Erica has wanted a session done while it was snowing. Today we finally made it happen! It was the perfect day to capture some snowy fun and celebrate baby Fitzgerald #2 making her way into the world!
Today I decided it was time for some photos inside OUR home together! We bought a house just over a year ago and have never had photos in our home together. Why not?! I have NO idea! We love our home. So here’s a little sneak into my home with my main man and our furbabes.
As I enter further into 2019, I made a promise to myself to invest more time and continue pushing my photography forward. The first step is to reflect. Ask myself why am I photographing? Why do I carry my camera around everywhere? Why do I document what I do? And it all leads back to one moment in my life. I remember it like it was yesterday.
April 4, 2002.
This was the day my father passed away.
I remember waking up really early in bed hearing my mom on the phone and I knew. Instantly I knew exactly what that phone call was saying.
Fast forward to September 4, 2015.
This was the day my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Another phone call but this time my mother was one the other side and I was the one listening. My heart crumbled into a million pieces. How could this be happening? I am supposed to have so much more time with the two most important people in my life.
This was also my senior year of college. Thus I was tasked with creating my senior thesis. A photojournalism project documenting the two people I had left - my mother and my sister. If I captured our memories together then they wouldn’t fade like my fathers did.
Little did I know that over the past 8 years I had been documenting them more than I even realized. As though some subconscious voice was telling me that I may not be able to find my memories forever, but these photographs will reignite them within you. Over the next year I would capture my mother journey and the memories my sister and I shared with her.
She is now 3 years cancer free. I continue to capture her, my sister, and the people that share in those memories with us.
So I share with you my mother and my sister. They are the reason I photograph. The reason that I carry my camera with me everywhere.
My losses are the reason I photograph.