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Taking Photos of Your Own Family | For Photographers

One of the perks of being a professional photographer is that you always have photos of your kids that aren’t just taken with your iPhone. While there’s nothing wrong with phone pictures, having quality photos that you can take for free is always a bonus. But sometimes taking pictures of your own family can be…

Best Bedtime Routine Products | Babies and Newborns | For Clients

When you’re pregnant you get SO much advice regarding just about everything. From which diapers to use to which foods are best, it’s sometimes overwhelming. But one piece of advice that I always think is tried and true, is starting a bedtime routine and sticking with it. The thing is, newborns just don’t understand the…

Getting a Newborn to Sleep For Their Session | Des Moines Newborn Photographer | For Clients

One question I get asked quite often is how to get your newborn to sleep for their newborn photo session. The great thing about photographing newborns is, well, they sleep all the time! And when you’ve done as many newborn sessions as I have, you learn some tricks along the way. The most important thing…

Same Prop Different Baby | Des Moines Photographers | Flokati Rug

Same prop different baby is a fun and simple post but something I wanted to write about for a while. Now, I have a large stash of props but not too many at the same time. I strive to have a great variety without being overwhelming for my clients. Some I use more than others. One…

The Best Time for Newborn Photos | Des Moines Newborn Photographer | For Clients

Congratulations, you’re pregnant!  Or maybe you JUST had a baby and realized, “oh no!  I haven’t scheduled newborn photos yet!” Have no fear – I’m here to help!  Oftentimes new moms and expectant moms are unsure of the protocol for newborn photos – especially if this is your first baby.  Should you book your photographer…

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