About Christina Kennedy, photographer and owner

Christina Kennedy is a custom portrait photographer who specializes in pregnancy, infant, child and family photography.
Sunday Nov 13, 2011

11-11-11 Babies | Des Moines Newborn Photographer

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Yesterday I had the honor and privilege of photographing six newborns who all shared the birthday of November 11, 2011.  I love photographing newborns, and the best time to capture their newness is within the first week of their birth.  Yes, I can even come to the hospital to capture this precious memory for you!

If you’re interested in having me capture images of your newborn, please call me at 515-650-3369, or here prior to giving birth so I can pencil you in on my schedule.  Then just keep me posted on your progress so I can make sure I’m available.




Sunday Oct 16, 2011

High School Seniors in my gallery | Des Moines Senior Photographer

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I have finally added a section for High School Seniors in my gallery!   These are some recent images I’ve captured during a group shoot out with other photographers from the Des Moines area.  We set aside one evening in the studio, and one half day on location to photograph several seniors from local high schools.  I had so much fun with the other photographers!  But I REALLY had a blast with these kids, uh, um, young adults!!!!   And you know what?  THEY had a blast too!    I loved hearing, “I don’t like having my picture taken,” when we started.  But by the end, their tune was, “I didn’t know it would be this much fun!”

If you are a senior who wants to have to fun having your photo taken, give me a call at 888-280-4414, or contact me online.

Monday Mar 7, 2011

The Bridges of Madison County | Des Moines Photographer

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As a new resident to Iowa, one of the things on my “must see” list was to find and photograph the Bridges of Madison County, made famous by the book of the same name by Robert James Waller, and the corresponding feature film starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

One cold day in February, I found out that my husband would have a day off when the kids were going to be in school.  I convinced him to go with me to search for and photograph the bridges.  We drove out to Winterset, IA and stopped at the visitor’s center for a map.  We were able to get to 4 of the six bridges before we had to return to retrieve the kids from school.  Below is a small set of the images I captured.  I know they may seem cliché, but I like them none-the-less.  My husband and I had a great day together.  We both carried a camera, both had some really great shots, tried to stay warm, had lunch – and overall fun adventure.  The Bridges of Madison CountyWe are hoping to make it out to the last two bridges before we move again.  To see more images of the images I captured, be sure to visit my Flickr Gallery.  The bridges we visited were Hogback Bridge, Cedar Bridge, Holliwell Bridge, and Imes Bridge.  The two remaining are Roseman Bridge and Cutler-Donahoe Bridge.  You can read more about the bridges here.

Tuesday Feb 15, 2011

Christina Kennedy Photography is on the move… again! | Des Moines Portrait Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:52+00:00 February 15th, 2011|News, Portraits|0 Comments

Yes, that’s right.  We are moving again.  Just a recap for those of you who have been following.  We moved from Orange County, California to West Des Moines, IA in July, 2010.  Then we moved to Clive, IA in September 2010.  Now we are moving again, to Gainesville, Florida!

No, the reason is NOT because I don’t like the snow and the cold.  The truth is that I have been LOVING the snow and the cold.  The reason is that my husband has been offered another position in Gainesville, and it is a really great opportunity for him.  We will be doing the same thing we did last time – hubby moves first, the kids and I follow once school is out.

I will continue to take sessions until the end of April, so if you’ve been thinking about getting a standard session in, please contact me ASAP to get it booked.  I will also be opening up some Spring Mini-Sessions soon, so stay tuned for those.

And if anyone knows of a family that will be looking to rent/lease a 4 bedroom home in the Des Moines area (Clive), an excellent neighborhood near excellent schools (Waukee School District), available starting this summer, please send them my way!

Gainesville families, please join my mailing list to be kept informed about Grand Opening Specials!

Also be sure to contact me now about Fall and Winter sessions!  I look forward to meeting you!

Contact me at 888-280-4414, or online to book your session.  You can also view my gallery.

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Sunday Feb 6, 2011

A few of my favorite images | Des Moines Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:52+00:00 February 6th, 2011|Babies, Bellies, Families, Kids, Newborns, Portraits|0 Comments

One of my photographer friends posed a challenge to me and some other photographer friends to put some of our photos into a slide show and post it on YouTube.   This is what I put together, and you can find it on YouTube, but I also wanted to share it here.


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