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This sweet babe was so good for his newborn session! I couldn’t get enough of his chubby cheeks and round little face! Such a cutie!

Kessler // Orange City, IA Newborn Photographer

kessler baby boy wrapped in blue

Fresh 48 sessions can get a little tricky sometimes since most babies only have a 48 hour hospital stay. Miss Ruby arrived the night before we received a ton of crummy weather and I was so nervous I wouldn’t be able to get to Sioux Falls for her session but I trekked out in the […]

Ruby // Sioux Falls, SD Fresh 48 Photographer

fresh baby in hospital bassinet

This little man was just the sweetest! I often have babies who are sleepy during their fresh 48 session but he was just sound asleep and so content! He didn’t even seem to notice with I took him out of his swaddle to see those cute little toes! I love fresh 48 sessions for preserving […]

Kessler // Orange City, IA Fresh 48 Photographer

baby boy in hello world onesie

I absolutely love when past wedding couples book a newborn session with me! It is so sweet to see them again and their new bundle of joy! I photographed Grayson’s parents’ wedding back in 2015 and it was SO good to see them again! He is such a little sweetie and I loved his strawberry […]

Grayson // Sioux Falls, SD Newborn Photographer

baby boy wrapped in sea blue fabric

I love helping other businesses create a recognizable brand! Whether that means refreshing a logo design, updating a website, or creating imagery for their brand!   This project was no different! Lauren from Lauren McDonald Film + Photo is a dear friend of mine and I was thrilled to help her refresh her brand in […]

A Dutch Inspired Brand Refresh

When it comes to photographing newborns, there are SO many options for props in the industry! When I first started out, I bought anything and everything I found. While I did come across some great props along the way, I also learned that not all prop shops are created equal. Now that I’m 6 years […]

My Top 10 Newborn Prop Vendors

newborn wrapped in teal knits laying in wooden prop on barnwood

I didn’t grow up dreaming of being an entrepreneur but I did dream about being a Mom. When we had our first son, Micah, I knew I wanted being a mom to remain a priority even with my photography business and part time graphic design job. I continued working part-time for around 8 months after […]

How I Run a Business While Being a Mom

mother with young boys

One of my favorite parts about photographing newborns is all the new momma’s I get to meet! We’re able to chat about motherhood, labor and delivery, and all those sweet newborn moments! I loved chatting with Briggs momma during his session! He slept so sweetly while we were chatting and woke up just for a […]

Briggs // Rock Valley, IA Newborn Photographer

sleeping baby boy wrapped in blue fabric

It’s pretty obvious why you would want to book a session for your newly born baby. As the saying goes, “babies don’t keep.” But, many question whether to book a Fresh 48 (hospital session) or a studio newborn session. I personally think you should book BOTH and I’ll tell you why! Reasons to Book a […]

The Benefits of Booking a Fresh 48 and Newborn Session

fresh 48 session little brother in hospital bassinet

Meet Henley! She was a breathe of fresh air after a sea of boys! I finally got the chance to use some girly colors again! Her sweet momma drove nearly an hour and half to have a newborn session with me! Talk about a compliment! If you’ve followed me for a while you probably know […]

Henley // Alta, IA Newborn Photographer

newborn girl with knit bonnet on mulberry backdrop