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BABY CONRAD | Three Months Old

THE NENTL FAMILY |  DES MOINES, IA
milestone session

When you spend a significant portion of your adult life wishing for nothing other than to become parents, it becomes something of an obsession. I happen to know this because I did the same thing. And when you finally get what you had always hoped for...you kind of pinch yourself. You can't believe it's really real. Adoptive parents squish those babies a little tighter and the Nentls are no different. I can't believe the journeys we have all gone on to become parents - Rob + Amy included - but here we are today. In love with our tiny humans that are ours forever. 

I'm so glad I get to spend the next year documenting Conrad as he grows. Those chubby cheeks are going to get me every time. I can just feel it. <3

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Kacie + Brian | Engagement

KACIE + BRIAN |  DES MOINES, IA
engagement session

It's evident when a couple is absolutely smitten with one another. Something about the way they move. Like magnets. Kacie and Brian are just that sort of couple. I can't wait to see their photos from their destination wedding this spring (I'm itching with jealousy...someone take me to a beach soon, please...) Until then, let there be donuts.
 

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LUCY


LUCY JUNE  |  DES MOINES, IA
one year old session


I've watched this sweet baby grow over the last year and her tiny, but prevalent personality is already shining brightly! Not only did I get to photograph her first birthday photos BUT we got to do it in my new studio located in Valley Junction which I am OBSESSED with. I don't use it as much as I like right now but come fall and winter,  I think we'll be well acquainted. 

Happy birthday, Miss Lucy June! It has been a pleasure watching you grow over the last year! 

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KELSEY + CALEB | ENGAGEMENT


KELSEY + CALEB   |  BOONE Y-CAMP
Engagement Session


The drive down into the valley where camp resides is a little bit terrifying. A steep gravel hill, with a sharp turn and no guard rails but once it opens up into this magical land where you can scale the side of a 60 foot wall, ride a horse named Buzz, fly down a terrifying black tube, adventure up to the notorious lost cabin, meet a friendly witch and her pet alligator, make life long friends, and even - occasionally - fall in love. I actually know quite a bit about this place as I've been a camper and staff here myself but knowing that Kelsey + Caleb met and eventually became quite smitten with each other here doesn't surprise me one bit. This place exists outside of time and reality and frankly I can't think of any better place to grow a relationship.

Camp is equal parts bravery and magic. Love takes a bit of both. I can't wait to photograph your wedding guys. And if you don't make an announcement halfway through, I'm out. XOXO - B

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MAVERICK

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MAVERICK


MAVERICK   |  DES MOINES, IOWA
Day In The Life Session


When you think of a typical little boy - a little dirt, a lot of noise, trucks and dinosaurs and loving his mama - you are quite literally imagining Maverick. My morning with this sweet boy included tumbling down a slide, splashing in some puddles, climbing through a tree, crawling over a bridge, and a whole lot of dinosaurs. This sweet boy is a whole lot of fun and I can't wait to see the mischief we get into together as he gets even older. 

Dinos rule! XOXO - B

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2017 GRADUATES


SENIORS | 2017
Graduation Weekend


It is graduation weekend and I am SUPER excited for all of my seniors I worked with this year! You're all incredible young people and I can't wait to see what your next years bring you! Do amazing things, guys. I'm totally rooting for you.

Congratulations Class of 2017!!!

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KIRSTIN + RYAN | MATERNITY


KIRSTIN + RYAN   |  NORWALK, IOWA
Maternity Session


When I walked up to their home, Kirstin came toodling out barefoot, carrying shoes hollering, "Don't mind the chickens! Ryan had to butcher some this morning. Oh look, you forgot a clump of feathers!". It was at that moment I knew this session and all subsequent sessions that we'd be doing with their new addition over the next year would be AH-MAZING. They're my newest Belly to Birthday clients and I am THRILLED to have them!

Not only did I get to meet the chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats but we played in the fields, walked along their little creek, and chased the sunset. They are truly the sweetest people and I am so happy to chronicle their life they're building together on their very own homestead. 

Save me some eggs guys, I'll see you this weekend. XOXO - B

 

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NORA | ONE-YEAR-OLD


NORA  |  DES MOINES, IOWA
One-Year-Old Session


This little bug has been one of my mini clients from her very first few months and it has been so cute watching her grow! She and her mama are the absolute cutest together. Even though Nora is only one, they are already the best of pals and it is amazing to watch them together. I will miss seeing this little bug every few months - as you can tell, she's pretty darn sweet. 

Happy first birthday little Miss Nora! 

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DELANIE


DELANIE  |  DES MOINES, IOWA
Senior Class 2017


Delanie was absolutely thrilled about having something a little artsy and a lot exciting for her senior session. We chatted about everything from going to camp to silly graduation rituals to upcoming college plans and I am so excited for her upcoming adventures! 

A gorgeous young lady inside and out, I can't wait to see what she accomplishes. Congratulations, Delanie! 

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