Family Portraits

We specialize in on-location fine art family photography. Going to a location that is meaningful to you and your family allows us to create portraits where you and your children are relaxed and yourselves. We want to show your family as you are and how you relate to each other.

We will create beautiful heirloom products, such as our wall portraits or albums so that when your loved ones walk into your living room they can tell what is most important to you – your family.

A Perfect Photo is one that captures a Perfect Moment
“A Perfect Photo is one that captures a Perfect Moment” – some words that came to me as I was editing this photo of our child swinging on his swing set, and gazing into my eyes (probably my camera lens, technically). Maybe there truly isn’t a perfect moment, but in your memory, it becomes perfect. The last […]

A Perfect Photo

Obey: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
This free kids activity is from our son’s AWANA Cubbies “homework”. We are working with getting our 4 year old son to listen to us and obey, so this was great timing to find this activity. Not satisfied with the hand-written “OBEY” that we had initially came up with, Kevin designed this simple printable sign […]

Free Kids Activity – Obey Printable

A few months ago, we went to visit our good friends, Crystal and Adam in Indianapolis.  Crystal and I had both been pregnant for the first time at the same time (our due dates were about a week apart) so Crystal and Adam became really close friends partly because we were sharing in the same […]

Liz, Zachary, Evan and Matthew’s Children’s Session – Des Moines ...

Family walking in the park
It was a beautiful Spring day when we photographed this family.  The Ericsons have been friends of ours the past couple of years so it was very special to photograph them.  The kids were excited to be photographed since they already knew us which made things easy for us.  They were such a fun family […]

Ericson’s Spring Family Portraits

Two women talking and laughing at birthday party.
Lilly came running up to us as we stepped into the room and grabbed our son’s hand.  “Aiden, let’s go get some cake” she said.  And the two cousins were off, hand in hand, enjoying the party. Looking around the room, Grandma realized how rich her life is to celebrate this milestone birthday and to […]

Grandma’s 80th Birthday – Des Moines Family Reunion Photographer

9 Month Old Photo
These past 4 years photographing Andy’s and Sarah’s family has been so special to us. We first photographed the talkative and fun-loving Charlotte whose smile just makes everyone else around her smile. I think she will always be one of those people that puts everyone around her at ease. Then Sarah and Andy had a […]

Gemma’s First 2 Years – Des Moines Children’s Photography

Baby boy crawling on wood floor
We were so happy when Jenny called us a few months ago and told us she wanted us to photograph their new little one’s photos.  Having photographed their daughters, Genevieve and Caroline, through the Grins and Giggles Club and we grew really close to the family, it is such a privilege they thought of us when […]

Finnegan’s 6 Month Photos – Des Moines Children’s Photography – ...