happy birthday to an absolute beauty! i’ve known ashley for nine or ten years now, give or take a year, and she’s always been a powerful source of light & goodness. i remember being drunk off my ass in my mid twenties and crying at the bar in cedar falls, iowa where she was bartending. she came to my rescue and comforted me even as i sobbed, most likely unintelligible, until i was breathing and calmed down. i have other memories, too— watching “boy meets world” in her bed & feeling certain she was too cool to be hanging out with me. apple pie shots. maxi dress envy. thinking, wow, she looks like dawn from the babysitter’s club but as an adult. anyway, birthdays are important and she just posed for me over at @retroboudoir and generously allowed me to share anything from her gallery, so i wanted to throw a happy birthday post her way— thanks ashley. you’re stellar.
jeff is one hundred percent gaga for my studio. #catsofinstagram
the sky looks like orange sherbet. you ever get some rainbow sherbet and then stir it all up to see what color you get? . . . . . . . . . . . #iowa #iowacity #terrytrueblood #iowacityphotographer #iowaphotographer #iowaweddingphotographer #chicagoweddingphotographer #brandipotterpresets #creativeweddingsco #iowaengagement #justengaged #isaidyes
ice, ice, baby.
Happy birthday to one of my good friends who started out as one of my speech students. He’s hilarious, a phenomenal concert photographer, and really goddang nice. Hope your day is special, Aiden! Big hugs from meeeeee.
i did a portfolio day for @retroboudoir and it was fantastic. my general apartment is hideous but my studio room is perfect. here’s tambari killin it in one of the pieces you can wear in my client closet.
yesterday, i got to spend a little time with one of my 2021 couples. we walked out onto the ice at terry trueblood and ryan fell on his butt.
I got to see another one of my favorites today!
behind the curtain . . . . . . . . . #iowaphotographer #iowa #iowacity #iowaweddingphotographer #midwestweddingphotographer #weddingphotography #boudoirphoto
alex is here for the weekend. u ready?