As I’ve mentioned before, Fall has to be my FAVORITE season!  While brother has been in preschool it has given Andi Grace and I some time to explore Iowa City and we’ve been doing all of the fall things together.  This week we discovered Sidekick Coffee and Books.  Iowa City mommas…if you haven’t been, you […]

October 9, 2019

Sidekick Coffee and Books

Is this momma-t0-be gorgeous our what?!  McKenna and Darren were so incredibly natural behind the camera.  The made the session so beautiful and effortless.  What a joy it was capturing this sweet season of life for them.  Congratulations you two!  You’re going to make incredible parents.

October 7, 2019

McKenna & Darren Thompson | Maternity Session

Fall season is here and we’re staying BUSY this year! When your family sessions are THIS sweet I can’t help but overshoot my sessions.  We shot this session at Palisades State Park on an overcast morning…but it finally felt like fall!  We had such a crisp cool morning for this session and got it in […]

September 30, 2019

The Clark Family

With Fall officially starting in just two days I kicked off my fall sessions yesterday with the most adorable family session!  It doesn’t get much sweeter than a stunning couple and a baby in overalls.  Am I right?!  This session had me craving a pumpkin spice latte, chunky knit sweaters and has gotten me so […]

September 21, 2019

Hello Fall; Hicks Family

Swooning over this lifestyle newborn session!  Welcome to the world Jayden Michael…though you only weighed in at 5lbs and 8oz you’re doing big things.  You’re showing so many how faithful Jesus is and how good His plans are.  Your mom and dad have waited so long to meet you, and now, here you are! The […]

September 3, 2019

Baby Jayden

I’m a bit biased but I think that this little guy is the sweetest and most squishy newborn that I’ve ever laid eyes on.  After a long labor Zeus Alexander finally made his grand entrance into the world…weighing in at a whopping 10lb 3oz.  What a joy it was being there and watching my sister […]

August 20, 2019

Zeus Alexander Spear

I say it every time I finish a maternity, birth or newborn session.  There’s just still something so captivating about creating new life.  Something so raw and beautiful about bringing a new person into the the world. Tara and Jordan have such a beautiful birth story that is being written.  Through their journey to Baby […]

July 22, 2019

Maternity Session: Baby Bergland

Welcome to the world Baby Ronan.  Oh, how sweet and squishy you are!  It has been such a blessing getting to know your family.  They’re something special.  And your mom!  She’s amazing Ronan!  At 10lbs and 14oz she worked hard to bring you into this world!  She did it with such beauty and grace.  What […]

July 3, 2019

Baby Ronan

Before we entered into the world of foster care we went into the process with the mindset that if a child were to enter our home, we would NEVER give up on them.  We would never waive a white flag in surrender because things got too hard.  We spent time in prayer before saying yes […]

June 17, 2019

White Flag

Growing up and being obedient wasn’t an option in our household.  We obeyed because it was expected.  My parent’s demanded obedience and respect because they desired to raise children that respected authority and to raise children that would one day be great contributors to society.  I grew up in a home where you obeyed or […]

May 22, 2019

Trauma and the Brain






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