journal

Kingston & Co. • Iowa Newborn Photographer

Fresh & tiny and all of the heart eyes!! Welcome to the world Kingston! I’m a little late in posting this blog, so by now, you’ve been learning a lot about how things are earth side, and I’m sure your mommy and daddy are slaying the parent game! So, as most of you (or maybe…

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kristin’s truth • motherood

Did you know that almost 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage? Twenty-five percent. I honestly had no idea that the number was that high and maybe that’s because not too many people talk about it. I don’t blame them, though. It’s traumatic and difficult and there’s almost a stigma surrounding anything other than a beautiful…

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kirsten’s truth • motherhood

I first met Kirsten and her babies last spring time for their family session, and upon first impression, she looks like a momma with all of her ish together. Not that Kirsten doesn’t have her “ish” together, but I never would have thought she felt the way she does. And that’s kind of the point…

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natalie’s truth • motherhood

    Before motherhood became a more prominent factor in my life, I’ll admit that I was embarrassingly ignorant to a lot of what it entails. I didn’t understand why fake pregnancy announcements were hurtful, I had *NO* idea how conceiving a child & carrying it to full term heatlhy was truly a freaking miracle (think…

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Gabe & Co. • Des Moines Iowa Family Photographer

love to blog, but blogging is *a bit* time consuming, and I’m always going back and forth on whether or not I should even. It’s always my “later” goal and something I’ll get to next year or next month or next session. Whatever. I’m just going to rock it and make it my own and give…

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megan’s truth • motherhood

I’m just going to start this post with something like, I’ve written a thousand different beginnings and none of them seem to feel right or good enough for what I have to share about Megan. Talking with Megan has been so refreshing – refreshing in the fact that I feel like someone gets what I’ve…

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cassi’s truth • motherhood

I am so thrilled to share with you all the story of Cassi (and her cutie Gemma!) I am also nervous and keep going back and forth on how I want to share these stories, so forgive me as I’m sure there will be a variety in the way I present these. I think the…

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my truth • motherhood

Even before becoming a mother, motherhood was a part of my life. Motherhood is a part of every woman’s life whether or not we have children of our own, and I’ve learned the truth of this through talking with other ladies. At one point or another, almost every gal has had to defend her experiences…

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