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Studio Cake Smash Session in Des Moines, IA | Emerson

This past April I had the satisfaction of photographing beautiful Emerson, who came to the studio for her first birthday and cake smash photos. She was a little nervous at first but in no time she was showing off her cute personality. I loved styling each set with her outfits. We began our session using…

Cake Smash Session Tips | For Clients

Your sweet baby is turning 1! Can you believe how fast the year flew by? It’s time to start thinking about 1 year photos and for a lot of families, this means a classic Cake Smash session! I have some cake smash session tips to help make your baby’s cake smash session as easy as…

Studio First Birthday Session in Des Moines, IA | Sebastian Is One

I cannot believe Sebastian is one! He has been such a joy to photograph this past year for his Watch Me Grow series, starting in his mama’s belly. I have watched him grow from a brand new baby boy to a spunky toddler. It’s so heartwarming having Heather come back to me time and time again….

Ethan Is One! | Des Moines Cake Smash Photographer | Part Two

Today’s post is once again a personal one. It’s about my little Ethan! Last month I revealed some of his first birthday photos, which you can check out here. And now it’s all about Part Two… The cake smashing! Throughout Ethan’s first year I had a recurring theme – In The Forest. I’m obsessed with…

Laina Is One! | Des Moines Cake Smash Photographer | Kiwi Marie Photography

As a photographer who specializes in maternity through first year and families, the types of sessions I book come in spurts. Sometimes I’ll only have newborns in the books, sometimes it will be baby bumps. Lately, I’ve photographed a wave of older babies. It’s been so fun seeing the personality on these boys and girls!…