Leah // Senior

It may have been mid-January, but the day I went out to shoot Leah's senior portraits felt more mid-March! The sun set slowly and the winds seemed to disappear. A rare Iowa day. 

Getting out of the house in the middle of winter to capture this gorgeous girl's photos was a breath of fresh air. It was even more fun to hear about what she has planned post-graduation.

Leah will be participating in a cross-cultural missions program called World Race, where she will travel for 9 months in 5 different countries. Leah will spend her days living out of a backpack and sharing the good news of Jesus as she learns to trust Him more. 

Take a peek at her blog if you want to know more about World Race or if you would like to partner with her financially.

I had to post this cute one of Leah and her mom :)

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David // Senior

There is always that one day in the autumn season. You know, the one where the air is crisp but warm enough to leave the jacket at home. The light is still golden through the early-evening and the trees show off the perfect mixtures of green, orange, yellow, and red.

David happened to score that particular day for his senior photo session. It was such a joy to photograph him amidst the beautiful colors. Autumn, you were too kind.

Chloe // UNI Senior

Chloe and I met during my sophomore year in Rider Hall at the University of Northern Iowa. As I have noticed Chloe all over campus, I have observed that she has truly taken advantage of her educational career at the University of Northern Iowa, participating in PSE Business Organization, Student Admissions Ambassadors, various UNI Outdoors to the Appalachian and Grand Canyon, and working as a Pair in Rider Hall for one year and an RA in Bender Hall for two years. She has also studied abroad FIVE different times during her years at UNI, two of them with Camp Adventure! 

This UNI-themed photoshoot was planned to be able to encompass the memories made during her time at UNI, as she soon leaves for student teaching next fall. Thanks Chloe for an amazing mini-session, and for reminding me of all the great opportunities that UNI has to offer!

Emily // Senior 2015

I first met Emily when I was a junior in high school. This short, spunky 7th grader (at the time) waltzed into the Genesis Youth room at Trinity Bible Church, smiled, said hello to everyone in her sight - making friends with everyone she came into contact with.

Okay, okay, okay. I don't really remember the exact moment we met (although it was at Genesis Youth group). However, knowing Emily I'm sure this description wasn't too far off! Emily ran cross country throughout junior high and high school and loves spending her free time in a good book. It was fun to take the things she is passionate about and capture them in her senior session. Emily, I am excited to see how God uses you in your time at college!


Kyla // Senior 2015

After coming back from a summer in Florida, Kyla was my first senior session at the end of the summer! I was so thrilled that she was willing to wait several months for me to come back to Iowa to take senior photos. What a sweetheart :)

Kyla thought it appropriate to go out to the place where she has had the most memorable childhood experiences. She spent many weekends out at Fontana Nature Center out near Hazleton, IA with her family, playing in the water, fishing, and looking at the animals living at the nature center!

Kyla, your playful imagination and laughter is so natural. It was a blast visiting someplace new I had never been! Thanks for the adventure and have an awesome freshman year at North Iowa Area.