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There was lots of excitement getting all the cousins together for this photoshoot. What a joy to see how much fun they all have together! There was lots of running, climbing, and laughing. We did get an occasional standing still picture, but the candid shots are what will make this photo session memorable!

Blocker Family

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This family makes taking pictures so easy. They have the most adorable little ones, and they have the best backgrounds! The first time I got pictures of them was after little Emmitt turned 1. Now I got to meet little Ellie and capture some 1 year memories for her too. Thank you Knebel family for […]

Knebel Family

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Beautiful weather, lovely location, and the best family to work with, it doesn’t get any better for a photo shoot! When I was just starting my photography business, Sharon had asked me to take pictures of her mother’s birthday celebration. I remember feeling so unsure if I was capable of taking on such a large […]

Stoakes Family

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“You are my today, and all of my tomorrows.” Erica and Matt had a destination wedding in Georgia, and they celebrated with friends and family in Traer on September 25th. We had a breezy day, but the temperature couldn’t have been better. When scouting out locations for their family portraits, I had one option in […]

Quigley Reception

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Evan was my first official senior photo shoot this summer, and he has set the bar high for everyone else! The weather was questionable that afternoon, but I’m so thankful we gave it a shot. The rain held off, and the overcast sky gave me a little flexibility on what direction I could shoot. By […]

Evan 2022

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A week before this family session, I went out to the family farm to scout out some spots and to see where the best light would be. I love taking pictures out in the country because there are always really neat places for backgrounds! Fast forward a week to the day of the photo shoot, […]

Dengler Family

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We had lots of laughs during the DeBoef family pictures. Everyone was teasing each other and joking around, and I can personally guarantee those smiles are absolutely genuine. You can tell they love being together! At the end of the photo shoot, I found out that it was Lucas’ 16th birthday. Thanks for being such […]

DeBoef Family

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Last summer, I got to take pictures of this wonderful family, so when they asked me to take their engagement pictures, I didn’t have to think twice. Matt and Erica are the sweetest couple, and the girls are adorable! Not only are they friendly and polite, but they are also full of joy and laughter. […]

Matt & Erica

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Grace and Ashton have grown up as close family friends, and Ashton is a special part of our lives. Saturday was a milestone for both our families as we watched our kids participate in North Tama’s Junior Senior Prom. Ashton picked his tux all by himself, and I was so impressed with how nice it […]

Ashton & Grace Prom 2021

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I recently had some parents ask if I’d make some basketball banners, and I quickly went to work scheduling a time to get some pictures of each senior in uniform. Jace’s mom, Marla, asked if I could get some additional images of Jace in the gym. My camera has been put away for a while […]

Jace 2021

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I was so excited when Sara told me about the big surprise of Travis coming home on leave from Alaska. She said they hadn’t done family pictures for a long time, and this was the perfect opportunity to get them done. Going into December, you never know what to expect for weather. Luckily, it was […]

Knoop & Waller Family

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There is something special about taking senior pictures on a family farm. From the equipment to the buildings, the backgrounds always have so much meaning behind them. Dylan’s pictures were no exception. We were able to get pictures with grain bins, sheds, tractors, fences, hay bales, corn fields, and his pickup. In addition to the […]

Dylan 2021

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Once fall arrives, you never know what the weather will be like. We scheduled Caleb’s pictures for early in November, and the day of his session ended up being windy and freezing! My husband and I had scouted a new location a few days before his session, and I thought maybe it would be a […]

Caleb 2021

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Kayley impressed me right from the start. She took the initiative to schedule her own senior pictures! Normally parents are the ones to contact me, but Kayley independently set everything up herself. Her main goal was to have lovely images, and I’m pretty confident that she has lots of images that meet that expectation! Several […]

Kayley 2021

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Brecken was probably one of the most laid-back seniors I’ve ever worked with! He was up for anything, and the session was so relaxed. Skateboarding and football were two areas he really wanted to highlight, as well as getting pictures with his truck. I love when seniors want portraits that include things that make them […]

Brecken 2021

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This young man has impressed me for years with his musical talent. Between playing several musical instruments and his singing voice, his musical abilities are never-ending. He is an amazing runner and cross country manager, and he is incredibly smart. It is obvious he puts 100% effort into everything he does. Logan, you are not […]

Logan Kennedy 2021

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We were able to customize Rylee’s session to get lovely outdoor portraits, as well as basketball, softball, and track pictures. This young lady is so incredibly athletic, so those sports pictures will be cherished for years to come. I loved hanging out with you, Rylee. Looking back at all the giggling pictures made me smile. […]

Rylee 2021

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You probably recognize this handsome young man if you’ve ever been in the Traer grocery store. He’s one of the super nice employees that works down there! After Jesse and I visited during his initial consultation, we decided to stay local with his pictures. Out little town of Traer has some great places for backgrounds! […]

Jesse 2021

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We had the perfect evening to take family pictures at the Podhajsky family farm. Nya, the family dog. also came along, and she did such a great job! I’m pretty sure she was smiling too. The twins were such a delight, and they followed all my directions perfectly. If I had to pick a favorite […]

Quigley Family

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Every time I look at the Even Family pictures I smile. I’m sure you will understand what I’m talking about as you browse through their images. After watching all the laughing and giggling during their photo shoot, I knew their pictures were going to show so much love and joy. We had a gorgeous late […]

Even Family 2020

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Have you ever said to yourself, “How did I get so lucky?” That was going through my head as I was taking Ellery’s pictures earlier in August. I had Ellery as a first grader, and that adorable little 7 year-old grew up to be a lovely young woman. I’m certain you will agree after looking […]

Ellery 2021

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During Stan’s initial consultation, I learned he was part of the Steel Shooters Club in Traer. He is quite skilled in shooting, and has the medals to prove it! Getting some pictures at the shooting range was a priority for him. He also wanted pictures with his car and studio shots. The day of the […]

Stan 2021

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I meet with every senior before we actually do their senior shoot. That way I get to know exactly what he/she wants out of their pictures. Madison decided that she wanted more of an urban look, pictures with her dog, and lifeguard shots. She also loved the idea of flowers, but that wasn’t the highest […]

Madison 2021

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I had Dalton as a first grade student, and he was always so polite and kind. Those characteristics were still quite evident during his senior photo shoot. It was so nice to catch up with him and see where life has taken him since first grade. I’m excited to watch him continue to excel during […]

Dalton 2021

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When you have a senior who excels in sports, getting pictures of those memories is a priority. I’ve seen Tate’s passion on both the football field and baseball diamond, and I was thrilled to take pictures of this young man in his element. I was able to get pictures of his brother Brecken on the […]

Tayten 2020