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I just love getting to know all of my senior clients, and Miss Clare was NO exception!  Here are a few of my favorite images from her senior session this past season as we ran around downtown Iowa City, Iowa and on the University of Iowa campus. There is just so much variety in that […]

June 6, 2018

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Can I just start out by saying I love being a Quad Cities Wedding Photographer! I love meeting so many new clients from Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline and beyond! Sometimes you just know. When I meet with clients, sometimes it feels like more. Like more than just meeting potential clients and you just know you are […]

February 6, 2018

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Hannah and Brandon are simply the cutest.  Their love is so tangible and the way Brandon looks at Hannah….. I wish that everyone could have the love these two share.  These two were married this past Saturday at Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  The day was filled with color and those sunflowers […]

October 23, 2017

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Keith and Cassie have managed a long distance relationship while also being moved from multiple locations in a short amount of time; thanks to the Air Force.  In fact, as I am writing this; they are traveling back to Utah where they now live…and Keith will leave for training on Friday.  As Cassie said Saturday […]

October 9, 2017

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Brendan and Bridget are seriously, the cutest ever!  They are fun, quirky and love where they live; Downtown Davenport, Iowa.  So naturally their wedding festivities were held in the downtown area.  We also found some great little spots in the area to photograph their first look, bridal portraits and of course; the bridal party portraits! […]

September 5, 2017

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I had a last minute idea to do a New Year’s Eve themed shoot at my studio with some potential ladies who want to be a part of my Senior Model Crew.  (and when I say last minute, I mean 2 days notice!)  It was a little crazy getting everything pulled together, but I am […]

January 1, 2017

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To say this engagement session was laughter filled; would be an understatement.  In fact; the understatement of the century!  The entire time, we laughed, talked, walked, and acted like fools.  Just like I LOVE my engagement sessions to be.  Who doesn’t want to laugh, have a fabulous time, and get some snuggle time while they […]

November 9, 2016

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Day 3 of our California trip involved lots of driving, walking and of course enjoying the sunshine.  We visited Venice Beach and the famous boardwalk.  Let me tell you, it is everything you see in the movies!  So many people, from all walks of life, enjoying the surf, the sand, and of course, Muscle Beach. […]

September 22, 2016

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You guys, I seriously could photograph California all day!  Like, they have the best light, old cars, and the architecture…..be still my heart!  I just had to jump in and show a glimpse of day one exploring the coast.  From north of Malibu, through Pacific Palisades to Los Angeles.  The marine layer created some amazing […]

September 19, 2016

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From the first time I talked to Tiffany, we clicked.  Our mutual love for San Diego (lucky girl lives there full time) and of small town Iowa helped to strengthen her decision to book with me.  When it worked out that I was going to be in San Diego, we quickly arranged time to meet […]

August 30, 2016



Hey there, I'm Shasta! Authentic palo church-key, tattooed fanny pack hard live-edge plaid. Leggings pickled selvage next level vegan occupy.


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