Beautiful – Marion, IA Maternity Photography

Once in awhile I get the amazing opportunity to photograph a friend AND a fellow photographer. Last year I was excited to photograph TWO of my photography friends for their maternity portraits. It’s so much fun getting together with other photographers for a creative shootout!

First was Teri of In The Now Photo. How gorgeous is she? We met Alley of Marie Grace Photography at her studio and photographed on these beautiful grounds! I love the willow trees and the park-like setting.


Then we went into the studio and added a little glamour! I love the purple tones in this image. And of course – she looks amazing!


And this next image was photographed in Nashua. A few of us met up there for another shootout. Sara Scobee, owner of Spirit Photography graciously lent us her studio and we walked around the cute little town and found some wonderful backdrops!


She looked like a movie star!

Teri’s baby is an adorable little guy and I’ll post some of his newborn images on the blog soon.

Then in November Teri and I got together to photograph Alley! Good grief I have gorgeous friends! And what a sweet little family she has (with one more arriving soon!).

We photographed those in a local Sigourney park. It was gorgeous there!

And of course we had to go in the studio and do a few glamorous shots for her too!



All I have to say is WOW!

If you’re expecting and thinking about maternity and newborn photography I encourage you to give me a call — 319.377.7261 or email to set up your session!

Thank you for stopping by the blog.

You can also visit TruYou on facebook, instagram and at the website!





Thank you!

I love what I do and I love that you trust me with your precious memories!
Thank you so much for an amazing year. Looking forward to a fantastic 2018!


Spooky Halloween Photo Shoot – Marion, IA

Every year I like to gather a victim model and have a little fun with a Halloween-styled shoot. This year Laura volunteered and we had a great time. The rain started after about 20 minutes but we managed to get a few fun shots in first! The weather wasn’t going to prevent us from being spooky!

This year I decided the theme would be ghostly.

Can you find her in these images?






This one is my favorite!


Laura did a fabulous job of posing for me! Thanks for stopping by the blog. And a special thanks to Laura for being so amazing!

You can also visit TruYou on facebook, instagram and at the website!

Call 319-377-7261 or email for more information and to book your own session.

Photographer Shootout – Marion, IA

One of my favorite things to do is hang out with fellow photographers! I’ve made some fantastic friends through my membership in PPI (Professional Photographers of Iowa) and two of them came to Marion this spring so we could bounce ideas off each other and watch each other work.

Teri, owner of In The Now Photo and Alley, owner of Marie Grace Photography joined me on a Wednesday in April, and we had a wonderful day.

I recruited my college-aged niece Anna (she’s a senior at the University of Iowa this year) to be our model for the day. She was patient while we talked “shop”, amazing at posing and following direction, and even laughed at our jokes (and let’s be honest – most of them weren’t even funny!).

Here are a few images of Anna created by me that day. These were taken in downtown Marion and in my backyard. Isn’t she gorgeous?




And then after putting up with us for what probably seemed like an eternity to Anna, she had to head back to Iowa City (some lame excuse about studying, homework, etc.). So we spent some time taking some new images of Alley for her website.

A few of those:


These were taken in downtown Marion and also at one of the local parks. Marion offers so many amazing places for photography sessions!

Thank you for stopping by. I’m so thankful to have all three of these women in my life!

You can also visit TruYou on facebook, instagram and at the website!

Call 319-377-7261 or email for more information and to book your own session.