Before developing the love to serve others with capturing their life events, I found joy in looking through my own family's memories growing up.
We were blessed to have a mom that took photos or videos during every event and most outings. The photos are endless (and priceless)!
Also yes...this is well before cell phones.. a film camera that needed developed often..
Being raised in a family with ten kids, it's a treasure to look back through the memories, remembering how my siblings looked when they were little chunky toddlers, the many birthday celebrations, and adventures we had running around in the fresh grass chasing chickens (and hiding from mean turkeys) with our imaginations at full force.
I grew my business slowly but after discovering the joy on making others comfortable in front of the camera, made it official in 2015 and then to a full time gig in 2017!
Parents often share how well I do with kids... I give all the credit to how I grew up and the amount of babysitting that took place.
Getting those sweet smiles from your kids is a much needed skill and I live to accomplish the task!
I'm married to the boy I met at the State Fair back in 2002.
Our friendship consisted of seeing each other there every year, and brief online chats during the school year.
We officially started dating in 2018 and married in 2021!
We have the sweetest Golden Doodle, Oakley, that we obsess over.
He'll nap all day next to me and expect to play when Dad gets home.
We really lucked out with how easy he was from day one!
In my free time, you'll find me with my favorite guy.
We love to spend our time at farmers markets or festivals around Des Moines, taking bike rides, camping, kayaking, or just running out for a coffee date.
Grace & Greg
Andrew & CC