There is nothing better to this photographer, who grew up in the country, than to head out to the middle of nowhere, and get to hang out with a girl, a horse, a goat and a million kitty cats!  I am a small town girl at heart, even though I live in the city, so this was very fun for me.  I love getting my shoes dirty every now and then!

We had a blast shooting around their farm, using stuff as props that I’m sure Sara thought would never look good in a photograph!   I wanted to ride her horse out into the sunset.  Oh and let’s not forget photos of her and her BF with guns?  FANTASTIC!!!

Thank you Sara for an amazing time!


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Such exciting news for the Keechs’!   They have welcomed baby Owen into their home.  He came in the exciting way most newborns do, but a bit differently for Katherine and John.   Owen was adopted and they flew out to California for his birth, stayed for a spell and then brought him home!! So exciting!!

I have been in contact with Katherine for a while, knowing that they were trying to adopt, and then of course the sessions we have done in the past while they were waiting.  You’ve seen them on the blog before, I’ve worked with them many times.  They are a super fun family and the twins are now 5!

Owen is settling in nicely and has 2 wonderful brothers and a sweet mama and proud daddy to love him!  I’m so happy for them!

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Psalm 128:3


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WOW.  Let’s see…so much has been happening..and I’m so far behind on blogging sessions!!  This wonderfully fun session took place in August!!  I am now working part time at HyVee on First Ave in Iowa City (come in and say hi sometime) so I am running the business a little differently than I have in the past.

This family was so much fun!   They all live scattered and were together in Iowa City for a week and they contacted me to do family photos as a surprise for their mother.  How sweet is that.  We shot their session on the grounds of the church that their mama is music director of and it was beautiful.

Everyone is enchanted of course, with the first grandchild/niece in the family!2015-11-02_00012015-11-02_00022015-11-02_0003


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I’m so pleased to share with you the family portraits of my dear friend Rachel!   Rachel runs Informed Choices. The medical clinic that I volunteer at on a weekly basis.  She is a wonderful, strong woman and she has a beautiful family.  I am truly blessed to call her friend.

Rachel knew of this gorgeous spot, hidden away in the timber just south of Solon, IA.   I had no idea what to expect when we started hiking into the woods, but it was just beautiful and the flowers were blooming perfectly!

I have this spot tucked away in my bank of perfect session locations that’s for sure!  I’m not disclosing it’s location either!  *Giggle*

I’ll stop rambling now…you have to check out her adorable family!

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Psalm 127:3-5 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”

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Leave a comment for this totally adorable family, and if they get 25 of ’em, they receive a complimentary 11×14 print of their choice!



  • Katie Van Heukelom - Love the one on the tree branch! So cool!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Arch - I like the tree branch one, too! Great job! I also like the denim theme.ReplyCancel

  • Donelle Milcic - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Powell Robb - Such a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • andrea farrier - What a blessing from God your family us. And adorable, too! ReplyCancel

  • LeonWanda Stutzman - wonderful pictures of a special family!ReplyCancel

  • Carole Sherman - Awesome pictures Rachel!! Love them!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Arney Boyd - Your family is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Scranton - Great pictures !ReplyCancel

  • Mary Arch - So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Richeal Mack - Very nice pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Elsbecker - What a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

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Meet Ryan.  He’s salty.  Hey, he told me he was!! Ryan is graduating from  City High school and then headed off to Wheaton College in the fall.

Ryan contacted me because he said Rebecca (one of my other seniors) highly recommended me! How nice of her to do that huh?  I’m so glad he listened, because Ryan was a blast to work with.

We headed downtown and hit up some of my favorite spots, and then tried City Park.  However, God had other plans for that location because as soon as we parked, it started raining!  We did get a few shots off before running back to the truck!  He was such a good sport about it all.

Best of luck to you, Ryan, as you head off to Chicago for school in the fall!

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Leave a comment about Ryan’s portraits, and if he gets 25 comments, he receives a complimentary 11×14 print of his choice!

  • Megan Schnoebelen - Ryan Happy Graduation!! What fine looking young man and what splendid pictures! :)ReplyCancel

  • Carol Arch - Great photos as usual, Amy! Congratulations Ryan!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Johnston - Love the trombone photo!ReplyCancel

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