Monday, April 24, 2017

Amanda and Kiel - Quad Cities Maternity Photographer

There is so much I could write about these two and their strength and love.  I only just met them at their maternity session and we talked until it got dark.  I will be there to photograph the birth of their baby boy.  This birth session will be something extra emotional, extra powerful.  You see, their baby boy has a severe heart defect and will only live for a short time following birth.  Because of these circumstances, these two are cherishing every detail of their pregnancy and birth that they can.  They are holding onto every little detail as those memories of the details and the images of this experience will be all they have someday.  

The strength these two have is something I have seen very little of.  They know that they will soon say hello and then goodbye to their precious baby.  I cannot begin to imagine what that would feel like.  From the short time I spent with them, I was given permission to share a bit of their story.  They are being so open and honest about it all.  I learned that these two have done so much research and have prepared themselves the best they can.  We all know that nothing can prepare someone for something like this.

I was amazed by Amanda and Kiel and feel so incredibly honored that they have decided to invite me into this life altering, intimate moment to capture it in pictures.  On this gorgeous spring evening, we just enjoyed getting to know each other and celebrated capturing images of this life they have created.

And I HAD to share this picture.  Even though they aren't the forehead kissing type (or so they told me they aren't!  Ha.), I'd say this is pretty adorable! ;)

Thank you Amanda and Kiel for spending your evening in front of my lens. You two are so incredible and I am so happy to have met you and so honored to photograph these special moments so you can treasure them forever!  Much love to you two!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Leitch Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

It was a lovely day when I got to meet this adorable family.  I had so much fun with them!

Little man is about to be ONE!

And he is adored beyond words!

He even got a little snack of bark during his session!  Ha!

Thank you so much for spending some time with me!  It was such a pleasure to meet you all!  I can't wait for you to see all of the pictures!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Emily - Class of 2017 - Quad Cities Senior Portrait Photographer

I had so much fun photographing this gorgeous senior last week!  She was so sweet and obviously gorgeous too!  I learned that she's a Hawkeye at heart (smart girl!) and will be heading to the University of Iowa in the fall!  I also learned that she definitely knows how to be in front of a camera. :)  She made my job easy!

I love that she also wanted to do some tennis shots...

Thank you, Emily and Kari for making my time with you so much fun!  I loved having Emily in front of my lens and have so many more pictures that I cannot wait for you to see!  Best wishes to you, Emily as you start the next chapter of your life...GO HAWKEYES!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Bowman Family - Quad Cities Family Photographer

I always say this, but I love photographing families of all boys.  This family has 3 boys almost the same ages as mine and so I immediately felt connected to them!  Don't get me wrong, little girls are so much fun to photograph, but the challenge of photographing little boys (who often are not a fan of being photographed) is always a challenge I'm up for.  These 3 and their lovely parents were so easy to photograph!  I loved meeting them!



Hilarious!  These were all natural reactions to Mom and Dad prompting here!

Thank you for withstanding the cold for your session!  It was so wonderful to meet and photograph your gorgeous family.  I can't wait for you to see all of the pictures!