Dehmer/Snow Family

This was the best piece of luck that has come my way as a photographer.  I was finishing up with Zella baby and this family asked me to roll down my car window.  They had pictures scheduled with another photographer but there had been a mix up with the date.  They asked if I'd be willing to do them.  I had an extra half an hour and they were cute and had an 8-week old puppy.  C'mon!  Of course I'd do them!

Thank you Justin and Amy - you guys are the best and I hope we get to meet again.

Erin + Micah

I had one little session spot left and Erin wrote and asked if she could have it.  Sometimes timing is a beautiful thing.  Erin asked if they could bring Harvey with them to be photographed since he was important to them and part of the family.  I learned two days later that Harvey had a neurological problem and had to cross rainbow bridge.  I was so upset for them and still am.  I am, however, glad we were able to photograph Harvey's final day with the people he loved most. Harvey was happy that Sunday afternoon.  <3


The Williams Family

The last family session of the year --- happened to be with one of my best friends forever.  I met Delishia when I was 20 years old and we worked at a youth home for behaviorally disruptive kids. We worked together for a couple of years and learned so much about what it means to stick with something, love anyway, and be kind when it was most difficult to do so.  We also learned  what it meant to trust another human being - that they will have your back in difficult times (or when you're getting bit on the shoulder, haha).

You all should check out her husband's music in Des Moines, too.  His name is Matt Williams and he plays locally.  He's the most versatile and talented musician I know.