Merrielle is TWELVE, young and spunky. We had a lot of fun taking her portraits and she totally owned being in front of the lens. So many stunning favorites in this collection, downtown Des Moines! This girl is ready for senior photos! ;)
If you've followed our work long, you've got to see the Van Gundy family pop up a few times! They have 2 beautiful girls, and a third on the way! We are honored to document their family each year as it grows and changes — sometimes chaotic, and always fun. Allen & Chelsea have been married 4 years and have an almost 3-year-old daughter, Emsley, an 18-month-old daughter, Ellarie, and are expecting their third daughter this winter. Please enjoy all of the sweetness of their session!
Ryan & Sharday chose a wonderful day to get married — August 26! This Summer Saturday is also our Wedding Anniversary, so we may be a little biased! We were honored to capture the beginning of their story while feeling such gratitude for our own marriage. We started off documenting the wedding ceremony downtown at the Scottish Rite Consistory, where it was actually incredibly perfect weather for the last weekend of August. They ended at the Golf Course — a perfect fit for this golfing bride & groom pair — where they celebrated with their reception at Hyperion Field Club. Welcome to the married club, Ryan & Sharday, it truly gets better and better!
Sweet Clara was so alert and content during her at-home session. And only 2 weeks into parenthood, Drew & Meridith looked even more content and at ease! They were MADE to do this. Loved getting a peak into their home and brand new family of 3 — 4 if you count their amazing dog :)
Drew & Amy's wedding was full of beauty. The weather, the vivid greens of early summer and the sweet interactions between the two of them, all made for a gorgeous day. From the anticipatory moments getting ready to the courtyard dancing at dusk, it was a perfect celebration. Congrats to Drew & Amy, we wish you all the best!