Storyteller sessions are for the more laid back, candid and carefree.

As a visual storyteller, I'll aim to capture raw emotions and personalize your session to include any small detail you never want to forget. 

You'll let loose, laugh, take in the tender moments and let your personalities shine through.

Storyteller Sessions

Mini sessions are just as they sound. Short and sweet!

They are typically for those that are ok with receiving more traditional images than the raw, candid and emotional.

Mini Sessions.


Mini Sessions

Storyteller Sessions

Receive your images within  2 weeks with full print rights, a mobile app for easy access & social media posting, a desktop link for saving & downloading your images, and you can choose to purchase prints or design your own album all through your gallery!

prints & Products

After planning and coordinating the location and personalized details of your session, we'll be ready to make some magic!

your session

You'll pay a 50% booking fee and sign a contract to reserve a spot on the calendar with me. Then I'll send you a questionnaire to help us start planning your session!

Schedule a Date

How It Works.

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I don't own a studio, but I do offer the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden as a wonderful indoor option for those wanting controlled temps and to avoid harsh weather conditions. It's an additional $15 and I'll need to call to check availability and reserve your date 2 weeks in advance. Or we can book your session at other studios around Des Moines!

Do you have a studio? 

The retainer fee is non-refundable for the date you book with me. If it is less than 72 hours before the session and you need to move the date, we can cancel your current contract and you are more than welcome to rebook on the desired date with a new retainer paid. I do this because I most likely turned down other work/sessions for this date to book yours.

What if we need to cancel our session?

No. I believe in embracing your bodies exactly as they are. I'll generally edit out minor scrapes or bruises if requested or noticable, however, my goal is to capture your real and authentic selves at whatever phase of life you're in.

Can you photoshop images? 

If it rains, sleets or whatever else midwest weather throws at us that is unsafe or unsuitable for a session, I will absolutely work with you to reschedule. I allow one reschedule!

What if there is inclement weather? 


If we are outdoors or in your home we certainly can! I'm happy to personalize your session and include ALL of your family in your photos. Select locations like the Botanical Garden do not allow props or pets.

Can we include props or pets? 

I require a non-refundable 50% booking fee and signed contract to reserve a spot on the calendar with me.  All payments are made online through HoneyBook. Remaining payments are due 3 days before your session date.  

How does payment work? 

Typically, I photograph within 1-2 hours from West Des Moines, IA.  40 miles of travel is included. Additional travel is $1 per mile.

How far do you travel?

Depending on the location and season of your session, I'll send recommended colors and outfit styles. I also will send an entire Pinterest board full of examples to spark inspiration. If needed, you can always email me any questions or photos and I'll provide feedback or helpful tips!

How to you offer outfit guidance? 


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