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I believe that a successful photoshoot is one where everyone involved is having fun and enjoying themselves. That's why I'm not afraid to play silly games to get your kiddos to laugh during family sessions. When you book with me, you're not just getting a photographer to take your photos. You're getting someone who is committed to personalizing the entire journey for you from beginning to end. I genuinely care about you and will ensure your photo shoot is an experience you'll love and remember forever. It's not just something to check off your to-do list, but a journey that we'll embark on together.

A TIME SO PRECIOUS AND SO DELICATE, IF ONLY YOU COULD HOLD ON TO IT FOREVER

DOCUMENTING MOMENTS TO BE CHERISHED.

New season of life, announcing the biggest blessing, growing a family, delivering the smallest human, little fingers, tiny feet, to watching your little one take their first steps.

INVESTMENT $350

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Perfect for pregnancy announcements + maternity sessions. Maternity photos are best taken around 30 weeks.​

  • 1 Hour
  • Outfit change
  • Outdoor location or studio
  • Complimentary 15-mile radius of Des Moines, IA. Further locations are welcomed for an additional travel fee.
  • Online gallery will full digital rights to download and print high resolution images

INVESTMENT $400

MATERNITY/
ANNOUNCEMENT 

Precious moments are short lived.

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Babes change SO MUCH in those first days, so I love being able to capture that brand new goodness for parents and families! Best times are between 9am-3pm.

  • 1 Hour
  • Siblings welcome 
  • Complimentary 15-mile radius of Des Moines, IA. Further locations are welcomed for an additional travel fee.
  • Online gallery will full digital rights to download and print high resolution images

THE PACKAGES

MILESTONES

investment STARTING AT $400

FRESH 48

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Captured in the comfort of your own home or in my studio in Des Moines. Typically within their first 14 days.

  • 1-2 Hours
  • Parents/Siblings welcome
  • Complimentary 15-mile radius of Des Moines, IA. Further locations are welcomed for an additional travel fee
  • Online gallery will full digital rights to download and print high resolution images

INVESTMENT $400

NEWBORN LIFESTYLE 

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Little ones grow so fast within the first year. This is great to capture tummy time, sitting up, their first steps, eating cake for their one year birthday. 3, 6, 9 months and one year. 

  • One-hour shooting time
  • Parents/siblings welcome 
  • Complimentary 15-mile radius of Des Moines, IA. Further locations are welcomed for an additional travel fee.
  • Online gallery will full digital rights to download and print high resolution images

Sure thing! I will send a style guide upon booking to assist you in outfitting your family in colors, patterns and textures that will highlight your best features and photograph your family beautifully.

​The best lighting occurs within the last 1-2 hours before sunset, often called “golden hour.” The exact time changes depending on the season, location, and weather. I am also open to early morning shoots if your little ones thrive in the morning.




Yes, you can use your photos online and make your own prints. You will also have the option to purchase prints, wall art, and greeting cards through your online gallery.

On average, you can expect to come away with 40-50 images of your family from a traditional family session with me.

Once your photos are ready, you will receive an email with a link to an online, gallery where you can view, download and order prints from.

The freedom to feel comfortable & confident just as you are

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Natural lighting that complements your own beauty & features

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A no-pressure, lighthearted & stress-free environment



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A photographer who can guide you through fun & natural posing cues (that’s me!)



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And the willingness to let go a little, and have a lot of fun



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Smile & laugh. Your kids aren't going to always listen and that is okay. This is what makes the photos amazing and meaningful

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IN MY OPINION, THE BEST IMAGES COME FROM A  MAGIC COMBO OF A FEW SIMPLE THINGS:

love notes

- Mel & Chris

She found the most incredible location for our engagement photos, made us feel SO comfortable and the photos we ended up with are more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. We're so happy we connected with her and can't wait to have her shoot our wedding! 

“Courtney is one of the most kind and talented souls we've ever met.”

- Emily & Trey

We booked a family session with Courtney to capture our daughter's six months and she delivered such beautiful photos. Thank you!!

“THEY ARE SO PERFECT! I don't know how you do it, but they turned out great!! You're the best, thank you!!”

- jess & will

If you're thinking about booking Courtney.. do it! Even though we were a little nervous about being in front of the camera, we had such a good time. We can't even believe how amazing the photos turned out and we're really looking forward to hiring her again in the future!

“She made our couples session so easy and lots of fun.”

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I can't wait to capture this season
in your life.

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