Saturday, November 16, 2013

Catching up on Sneak Peeks

Goodness gracious!  It has been half a month since we have been able to post previews and sneak peeks!  We have been out shooting TONS of amazing sessions that we are excited to share with you soon!!!  Here are a few sneak peeks to start with!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nick Class of 2014 | Valley High School Senior Des Moines Iowa

We had the most BEAUTIFUL October afternoon to shoot Nick's senior photos.  And his choice of location was PERFECTION!  I loved the urban feel with his serious demeanor, it totally fit HIM!  Check out some highlights from his senior session!

Graham | Des Moines Newborn Photography

Ummm, yeah.  It's been, what...two weeks since we last posted.  I'm a blog slacker, I admit it!  We have been CRAZY busy.  Hubby and I just completed our first marathon (did I say CRAZY yet?  CRAY-ZAY!)  It was really hard (duh!) but I wasn't expecting HOW hard....I am so excited that we finished and although that day we SWORE we would never do it again, we are already plotting to do another one (Chicago?) in a few years....

And on top of all the crazy life stuff, we have had SO many awesome photosessions!  I posted a sneak peek of Graham a few weeks ago and here is more from his session!  I am a bit bias I know, he is my cousin's first little one, but he is seriously one of the cutest babies I have EVER seen!  Good  job mom and dad!!!
 Here is a quiet little look into the life of Graham, just a few days new!!!

Congrats Frannie and Eric!  He is absolutely beautiful and you guys are going to be the most wonderful God-honoring parents! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sneak Peek | Graham | Des Moines Newborn Photography

Here is a little sneak peek for sweet Graham's mommy and daddy!  He is SOOOO cute.  Beyond words, cute!  Congrats Frannie and Eric!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sneak Peek | Theo | Des Moines Children's Photography

What a HAPPY baby!!!  LOVED this mid-day photosession with Mr. Theo!  He was so stinkin' adorable and full of cute faces and smiles!!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Carr Family Photos | Des Moines Family Photography

We were so thrilled to help the Carr family update their photos!  We had the privilege of shooting their family photos 2 years ago and were excited to see how much the kiddos had grown and changed!  We were shocked to see that they had gone from quiet, shy little ones, to spunky, outgoing kids!  It was a blast to laugh and giggle about monkeys dressed in tutus, Nascar, and birthday parties!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Graham Family | Des Moines Family Photography

Every year for the past 3 years now, we have had the privilege of photographing the Graham family.  It is always so much fun to see how kids grow from year to year, and this family is no exception!  Seeing this stunning young woman and handsome young man really start to blossom into teenagers has been amazing!

And mom and dad were awesome this year being playful and loving!  LOVE that!  If you haven't considered getting photos taken for those "in between years", you know, the ones in between 1 years old and senior graduation, you really should!  It's SO fun to see how your kids are changing!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Soccer and Sneak Peeks

This weekend was PACKED to the brim with activity and I (Nicole) am FEELING it today!  I have been sucking down coffee and trying to stay awake...

So our Saturday started with a GREAT photosession for the Graham family.  Check out their GORGEOUS kids! 

Plus my little man (okay my oldest son, but I can't believe how old he's getting) had his first ever soccer game!  SO exciting and he LOVED it!!!
Two more photosessions (preview soon!) and an Iowa vs Iowa State game rounded off the night!  GO HAWKS!  Plus hubby and I are training for the Des Moines Marathon, so we ran an 18 miler on Sunday.  Whew...yep, exhausted!  But an AWESOME weekend and AWESOME weather!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sweet Dreams | Little Pea

My (Nicole's) little Pea had a playdate this afternoon. After a few hours of ballerina, Barbies, nails, and hair, she was EXHAUSTED. Within minutes of her friend leaving I found her on the couch completely zonked out! Sweet dreams little princess!!!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fabulous Friday: Bike trails!

Deb here and I have a new toy:  A bike! (That isn't me in the picture.  I am borrowing this instagram from Nicole's stash.  Don't tell her!)

I seriously LOVE cruising around on it, discovering the fabulous bike trails that are all over Central Iowa.  Fabulous five fave trails so far:

5.  High Trestle Bridge Trail between Madrid and Woodward ... however I wouldn't recommend it on a Saturday afternoon.  It is everyone else's favorite at that time too as they enjoy that fabulous bridge!!

4.  Waukee to Adel.  This one is still on my to-do list -- but it was an old favorite from 20 years back.  Love the scenery.  Love the Adel Dairy Shoppe ice cream. 

3. Waukee to Dallas Center.  WOW -- a smooth, wide, mostly-level path that was just finished this year.  My husband flies down that path (he's the exerciser in the family); I putz along!  Works for both of us.

2.  Bill Riley Trail in Waterworks Park.  This is my planned trail for the weekend.  I've walked it with some of you, camera or umbrella-light in hand.  Looking forward to racing along on 2-wheels. 

1.  Clive Greenbelt Trail.  This is an old trail, a little rough in spots and it makes me hum 'The Long and Winding Road'.  But it just feels so ... comfy.  Great blend of park and city, quiet streams and highway underpasses. 

So ... do tell ... where do you ride?   Helmets on and I'll see you out there!