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des moines & beyond

i have to commute to work tomorrow.

The boy I liked started treating me like shit. Avoiding me. Avoiding himself. Swatting away feelings like mosquitos. He ended our relationship over a text message. He told me he didn’t have time for a relationship. He told me he didn’t have time to be

Dinner with Ginkgo

Ginkgo Goods is Antoinette and Lisa Lavalle. They’re a local Mom and daughter duo, catering company and natural goods shop in Des Moines, IA. Read a bit about them below! “Lisa and Antoinette found themselves at a crossroads, both burnt out from long restaurant hours. Still, Chef Lisa and manager Antoinette felt creative and energized […]

Abi + Ben

Abi and Ben had the most beautiful, intimate micro-wedding on the roof of their apartment building. I could cry just looking at these photos. The love in the air between these two, but also among the whole family was palpable. I was treated with the utmost kindness and hospitality and they were SO fun! When […]

Rewind Hotel Styled Shoot

The Rewind – a comfy, retro-inspired hotel – recently opened its doors in West Des Moines. We had a day to get cozy in their honeymoon suite, complete with branded bath robes and appetizers courtesy of Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse downstairs. Models: Carl Lane and Ashley Oxenreider

Lavender Blue

I have worked with Lavender Blue for about two years building their brand identity. I have designed a new logo and website for the floral company, as well as identifying style and color scheme for the brand. An important part of creating the brand for Lavender Blue was making sure their online presence communicates the […]


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