From time to time, I will have a few hours set aside for some quick mini-sessions, or discounts on photography services. They will fall into this category.

Saturday Sep 1, 2012

2012 Holiday Cards | Orange County Photographer

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Seasons Greetings, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah!
No, I’m  not crazy—the holidays are coming. And this year I want you to avoid some holiday stress by ordering your holiday cards early. As an added bonus, you’ll save $$$!
Get a jump on the holiday chaos this year, and order your holiday cards early. Beginning September 1st,  schedule a portrait session and receive 25 free portrait-holiday cards. Regular price for this session and card offer is $230, but until October 15th, pay only $99.

Ordering a portrait package as well?  Receive an additional 30% off your order! If you already had your 2012 portrait session, order your cards by November 1st and receive 20% off your holiday card order.

You’ll love the three new 2012 holiday card designs!


Wednesday Jan 4, 2012

Valentine’s Mini Sessions | Des Moines Child Photographer

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I have one day to shoot some mini sessions for Valentine’s Day!  You will get a 15 minute session, 5-8 proofs in a private, online gallery, 2 5″x7″ prints, and your choice of 32 mini Valentine cards or 24 4″x5″ flat Valentine cards.  The shoot is for up to two children.  All of this for only $99.  Each additional child is only $15.  Additional cards and prints will be available to purchase as well.  Sessions will be January 22nd, from 2pm to 5pm.  The location is tentatively at my home studio, but if the weather stays nice, we will probably venture outside!

If you’d like to see the cards I made for my kids last year, you can see them here.

I’ll post samples of the new cards soon so you’ll be able to plan your kids wardrobe!

Click here to schedule online, or call me at 515-650-3369.

Monday Jan 31, 2011

Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids | Des Moines Children’s Photographer

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A few years ago, the school photographer for my kids had offered personalized Valentine’s Day cards for the kids to give out during the Valentine’s Day party.  I thought it was a great idea, except for the part that it would use the standard school portrait, and the cards were not that exciting.  Every Valentine’s since then, I’ve promised myself that I was going to do a photoshoot with my kids, and make their Valentine’s Day cards.  This year, I finally did it.  What a great time, right?  The kids, my husband, and I went out to Centennial Park in Waukee yesterday, and spent less than 10 minutes shooting about 140 photos.  It was a balmy 20 degrees out, with overcast skies, and a snowflake falling here and there, and yet my kids were still game enough to take off their jackets for just those few minutes.  My wonderful husband came along to hold the reflector (which peeks into one of the outtakes below), but also to keep the kids laughing.  He is really SO much better at it than I am.   Actually, I think they laughed more for me than for him because I would tell my husband, “OK, make them laugh!” and the kids would just start laughing.  Seriously, he told one joke and then had nothing, but just the thought had the kids rolling.  Here are some of the outtakes of the shoot, and the final product of their cards which will be printed on wallet sized photos to be given out at school.

And the final products…

Thursday Dec 23, 2010

Enter to win “North America’s Cutest Kid” Contest | Des Moines Childen’s Photographer

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I am SO excited to be a participating photographer in the 2011 International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (

Is your child North America’s Cutest Kid?  I’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! The grand prize winner will win a $2500 savings bond, a $2500 travel package, and a $100 Target gift card.  The second and third place runners up each will win a $500 savings bond and a $100 Target gift card.

Model Search Special starts January 1, 2011 and ends March 31, 2011:

$75 entrance fee includes a 20-minute model session, an 8×10 print, and one image submitted to the international gallery.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (  Every family member who registers their information on the Charity Model Search Website will also receive 1 complimentary vote.  The top 5 paid votes, and the top 5 complimentary votes in each region will move on to the final judging round for a total of 50 finalists.

Grand prize international winner and runners up will be determined from the 50 regional finalists. The winner and runners up are selected by photography experts.

Contact me now at 888-280-4414, or by email, to enter your “Cutest Kid” in this exciting contest.    Sessions must be completed between January 1st and March 31st 2011.

*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit

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