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I had been dying to photograph at this location for several years but just hadn’t had the perfect outfit to utilize it. I do pre outfit consultations with all of my clients before their sessions to make sure that we are bringing their visions to life. After all-these are their senior photos to treasure forever […]

June 13, 2024

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Meet Miss S-An Iowa City Boudoir Photography Session. What is boudoir? That is a question I get asked a lot. And that answer is very individualized. Boudoir can mean do many things to different people. For most women-it is a chance to regain/rebuild confidence, to find themselves again. As women we have a tendency to […]

January 18, 2022

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Josh and Paige ended up with the perfect end of summer; beginning of fall day at the barn wedding venue in Clear Lake-Diamond Oak Events. If you haven’t had the chance to visit-literally the perfect venue in small town Iowa. Lots of trees, green space, hanging lights in the trees for after dark dancing and […]

November 11, 2021

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A gorgeous outdoor wedding in the summer at Rapid Creek Cidery is always a joy to photograph. The Cidery provides a stunning backdrop for their couples.

June 19, 2021

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Senior sessions are what I started Mississippi Pearl on and they are still hands down my favorite sessions. As a senior photographer photographing high school seniors from Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Muscatine, Tipton, West Branch and beyond is where you will find me basically June through November. You will also see us in Muscatine at […]

April 29, 2020

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When I first met Sara and Jeff; I couldn’t help but instantly become friends with them! They are both quirky and funny and love their cats. They even brought their cat with them to their engagement session. This was definitely a first for me! Normally my couples bring their dogs, but it was fun to […]

February 6, 2020

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I loved hanging out with Kate and her mom for her senior session. Kate attends school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and wanted something a little different for her session. We found lots of graffiti walls, modern locations and of course this amazing outdoor location that doesn’t even look like we are in Iowa anymore 🙂 […]

December 11, 2019

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There are lots of barn wedding venues in Iowa. But not a ton of options in Eastern Iowa. And even fewer that have such an amazing array of options on property. Maddie had a vision of rustic glam for her wedding day. When I walked into the venue at Brophy Creek in Dewitt, Iowa; I […]

September 25, 2019

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We photograph weddings/receptions at The Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center several times a year and each one is so beautiful.  James and Hannah’s wedding day was no exception and nothing short of perfect.  James and Hannah are simply the cutest couple; Ever. The way that James quietly adores Hannah is evident in everything he does, […]

February 20, 2019



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