Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ariana | 2014 Senior Portraits | Waverly, IA Senior Photographer

Ariana is absolutely stunning.  She has the most magnificent curls, a laugh that sounds like glitter, and talent that any girl would be jealous of!  Not only does she play the violin, but she's BA at tennis aaaaand she's kinder than a baby kitten. ;)  Ari, thank you for letting me take your seniors & for showing me all the sweet spots in your hometown! I had so much fun.  Have a fabulous senior year!

Monday, September 23, 2013

let's enjoy fall....together!

fall is here.

somehow, she snuck in through the open window while summer danced out the door on a warm breeze. and autumn is already seizing her opportunities to decorate the browning, crunchy grass with even crunchier leaves and the skies with silhouettes of birds flying southward each evening.

autumn is full of both sugar and spice, exemplified in every pumpkin spice latte bought while wearing your warmest cardigan. she brings hours of family fun and bonding—regardless if you spend it raking leaves, picking apples for homemade cider, or cheering on your latest rookie football star on friday nights.

this beautiful season manifests herself in every nook & cranny of your life, but she doesn't stay for near as long as you think she will. 

that's why I'm helping you enjoy the gorgeous fall weather, your family & your favorite sweater with fall family mini-sessions! they're the perfect way to spend some time together and get a head start on a family photo for that christmas card. (you know they always sneak up on you!) 

details are below—please shoot me an email or a phone call if you are interested in grabbing a spot! let's take some time, spending it outside in the glorious beauty of fall, with the ones you love the most, while this season lasts:)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Erin Rose | Mentor & Portrait Session

If there was such a person as Asian Pocahontas, this girl would be it.  She has a spirit that is creative, unbridled, and imaginative—with deep liquid brown eyes that rival the glimmer of early morning light on a mountainside lake.

Erin assists me with weddings and the occasional senior session, so when I had the itch to dress up for some photos of myself, Erin was the first person I turned to. Luckily, she's up for waking before dawn to tramp around in morning dew and exploring small towns! 

Our morning adventure quickly turned into a mentor session—something I'd never given thought to before. Are you interested in something of the sort? Shoot me an email...if a few people are interested in such a thing, I might just set something up! ;) And since someone has been bugging me to show off a bit of what we came up with that morning, here are a few of the photos that I captured of Erin!

Amelia Renee:)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Ellen | 2014 Senior Portraits| Cedar Falls, IA Senior Portraits

let us read, and let us dance,
these two amusements will never
do any harm to the world.
|| Voltaire

Ellen is a stunning woman—everything about her is elegant, from the smallest movement of an eyelash to her lovely laugh. When she came to me with some ideas of more natural photos in the woods & a creek, I was all about that. We had a blast making our own path to find the perfect spot...something I know she'll do in the world once she graduates high school & enters college! Continue to shine brightly always, Ellen!