I have been shooting seniors and families like crazy. With the rain that we had the beginning of summer, I had to do a lot of make-up work at the very end of June and first few weeks of July. I never get sick of shooting seniors. Even when I had to do back-to-back sessions to make up for all of that rain. They each have unique talents and personalities and it’s so cool to see them come out of their shells. Each shoot is a whole new process. I really enjoy meeting each one and kind of chipping away at the nerves together to get to that sweet spot. Even people that I’ve known literally their whole lives, like Mary, I get to see a new side of when we are taking their photos. Mary is a dancer, and you all know how much I love dancers. We had a great night balancing on the edges of buildings and lying in the middle of streets. Will post more of this beauty, later.
Here we go class of 2019! I don’t start shooting seniors until they’re done with their junior year. Call it a formality, but I like to be authentic. I had two beautiful shoots this week. Thanks, handsome Owen, for putting up with the peanut gallery. I had a great night taking your photos and distracting your mom and m2. 😂 #mmpdsrs#wdmvalleyclassof2019#valleylax#iowaseniorphotographer
Happy birthday, beautiful Maeve! We know you are going to do amazing things. I feel a little better knowing that you’re in the world to take care of things. All of the Lages love you so much. #marylandpike#mmpdsrs#flashbackfriday
I have been photographing so many inspiring people over the last six weeks or so. I want to describe them as beautiful, because they all are. But mostly they are cool, uncannily centered, talented and smart. I love photographing seniors because you get one-on-one time with these people who are about to rocket launch into their next, and for most, first big journey. This is the lovely Maura from her shoot in June. Make sure to swipe right to see them all. She's amazing. Make up by @ivyboydmakeup hair by @lindseymollenhauer #dchsclassof18#mmpdsrs#iowaseniors#iowaseniorphotographer#dsmseniorphotographer#desmoinesseniorphotography#iowaphotographer
Senior season is here! I met beautiful Lauren when she was just a few hours old. I can't believe that she is graduating next year. You're beautiful, Lauren! Enjoy your senior year. It's going to go by so fast! #mmpdsrs#dchsclassof18#desmoinesseniors
Sweet Grace, i'm so lucky I know your mama so I get to know you for the rest of your life. You are so beautiful inside and out and have always stayed true to yourself. I can't wait to see everything that you accomplish. Love you! 😘 #mmpdlovelies#mmpdsrs#dchsclassof17
Every time I think I have it figured out, motherhood teaches me something new. This girl made my only real dream come true on the day that she was born. There have been many times when I have taught her things, but she has also been the teacher. She has shown me, within the last year particularly, what it means to be authentic, resilient and courageous. She is exactly the kind of person that I hoped she would be and I had nothing and everything to do with it. I am beaming with pride, Sadie Jay. With this kind of start, their are truly no limits to what you can do. You are my heart. ❤️ "Faring thee well now, let your heart proceed by its own design. Nothing to tell now, let the words be yours, I am done with mine." #borntomecassidy#godisgoodallthetime#dchsclassof17#mmpdsrs#sweetsadiejay#desmoinesseniors#iowaseniors#iowaseniorphotographer#thetwelfthyear#desmoinesseniorphotographer
Well I got one in, but I think this might be a job for @paigepetersonphoto. And not just because she slipped me 9 minutes of attitude for this 10 minute shoot. I just kind of want to be the mama for this experience. #mmpdsrs#dchsclassof17#wasntshejustababy#sweetsadiejay