let me give you the lowdown

Easy + fun. Let the kids be kids (or teens be teens). Children are their most genuine selves in front of the camera when they can simply be themselves. Capture the beautiful chaos of your family through an interactive session. Family sessions are ~1 hr to allow for moving around, change in scenery + variety. If you are interested in extended (large) family, please reach out.

details + info

beautiful keepsakes

laid-back experience

custom online styling

easy prep before the session

I get it, mama. You are busy and each day you are just trying to get by, but also savor these moments. So let's make this easy.

what you can expect


Jess not only took wonderful photos of our family-but seamlessly captured each of our personalities in the photos."

"I was shocked at the genuine nature that she was able to catch..

hear it from past clients

iowa city, IA

what is your style?


Candid and in-the-moment. I want to get those small details and emotions (i.e. joy, love, protection are some of my faves). I won't be focusing on "say cheese" portraits, but instead all of the special moments developing between you and your people. My sessions involve prompts/ideas and some directing, but in an interactive way.

Where Do Sessions Take Place?

Outdoors in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area or at your home. My fave outdoor locations (see blog) include space to roam + adventure.

Please fill out a contact form to inquire. You can expect to hear back from me within 24 hours and we can discuss session date and time.

You are not alone with this! But I am here to tell you-don't worry! I always recommend sharing with your fam that our session will be fun + interactive. I will reinforce with your family that we are here to have a good time. My sessions are based on play and interaction and most children warm-up pretty fast.

Why yes, I'm glad you asked. I will send you a product guide after you book your session. You can order gorgeous professional products directly from the online store linked with your gallery. I am happy to schedule an in person consultation as well.

let's get started.

ready for fun family pics?