Dream Dress and TruYou

About this time last year I had an idea that it might be fun during the boring, cold, sad winter months to find a way to think spring!

That’s when I decided to approach the owner of Dream Dress and see if she wanted to collaborate. She said yes and this is now year two of Jill and I working together. I am having so much fun meeting all of these amazing Dream Dress Ambassadors. Such sweet, beautiful young women! And photogenic too!

Here are some of the images that showcase the shoot we did at the National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library. What an AMAZING venue! You should check it out some time!


You can also find Dream Dress and the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library on Instagram!

Be sure to check out TruYou on the website, facebook and instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!


Join The TruYou Teen Team

If you’re a class of 2021 or 2022 teen and interested in being on the model team for TruYou now is your chance!

Apply now!

There will be four photo shoot opportunities in 2020 for you to participate in — fill out the form below to get started and to find out all of the details!

Deadline to sign up is January 20th, 2020.

You will have an amazing time!

Please note: Joining the model team requires a small financial commitment (it will be applied to your senior session) and a commitment to use TruYou exclusively as your high school senior photographer.


Thank you for your interest in joining the TruYou Teen Team.

Watch for an email at the end of January with more information.

Be sure to check out TruYou on the website, facebook and instagram!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back soon!


John – Class of 2020 – Linn-Mar High School

John was the first senior I photographed in the Linn-Mar gym and we created some awesome images! He was up for anything and that always works well!

I’ve had such good luck with guys this year – so cooperative and really nice guys!

Basketball is a big part of John’s life so let’s start with some of those images:

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After photographing in the gym and the locker room we headed outside – luckily the weather was perfect!

Who knew there were so many fantastic places right on the Linn-Mar campus for senior images?

Loved his bow tie!

We ended up the session with this gray hoodie. John was fantastic with his serious look!

If you are looking for a senior experience that is unique and fun – check out the TruYou Photography website for more information.

TruYou is currently offering a fantastic special. If you plan to book in 2020 – you donw’t want to miss out on this incredible deal. You can find details here: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Special! This expires TOMORROW!

Be sure to check out TruYou on the website, facebook and instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!


A Little Bit of Magic – Marion, IA kids photography

It takes a little bit of imagination to pretend there is a dinosaur (or two) hanging out in the forest with you but these kids pulled it off magically (you’ve probably already figured out the dinosaurs aren’t real, correct?).

First up I’m going to share some of Aaron – he was fantastic at playing pretend! He had SO much fun and was thrilled when he saw the images and he was walking next to a dinosaur in the forest!



This image was his favorite and he now has a poster of it for his room!TRU_6346
This little guy had quite a lot of fun too. He’s only three – but he still knows how to use his imagination. Carter enjoyed his day with the dinosaurs. These are friendly dinosaurs – so he wasn’t in any danger (in case you were worried!). His birthday this year was Dinosaur-themed so he had several posters framed to display!



And how fun are the following images of Josh and his sister Ashlyn. There was a lot of laughter that day and they were impressive with their acting skills!




I’ll be offering these fantasy sessions again in 2020: Dinosaurs, Woodland Fairies, Princesses. Maybe even Mermaids? And also – Dragons? What do you think? Good idea?

Make sure to watch the TruYou Facebook page and Instagram for more information in the spring! These are limited edition (only offered a certain month) and you do NOT want to miss out!

Be sure to check out TruYou on the website, facebook and instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!