Welcome, Baby Lauren! Birth Photography – Burlington, Iowa

Birth photography is one of my absolute favorite facets of this career. Seeing a woman become a mother, a new little baby take her first breath, the look of shock and relief on mom’s face as she realized she is done, that she did it, that her little one is here.

I arrived at the hospital less than 20 minutes before little Lauren made her grand appearance to the world. As my doula friend Lisa says, when you think you can’t do it, it’s already done. So very true! Krystal was amazing, making it through her labor and delivery unmedicated and all natural. Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-01Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-02Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-03Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-04Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-05Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-06Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-07Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-08Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-09Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-10Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-12Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-13Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-14Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-15Baby Lauren Birth Photography Burlington Iowa-FB-16

This moment, this is the moment that always brings me to tears!

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Happy first birthday, Liam! Wendi Riggens Photography

How did this little man get so old??? Liam has the best little personality and smiles every time he sees me. We joke that he is my future son-in-law.:)Love him!


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Aubrey is the Cutest Little Santa! Wendi Riggens Photography

Three months is such a fun age! I get to see some sweet little smiles and get lots of cuddles! Aubrey was a Christmas treat in her Santa hat. And she is a champ at tummy time, too!!




The Cutest Little Brother & Sister! Wendi Riggens Photography

Nolan and Izzy are the CUTEST little brother and sister (besides my own kids, of course)! Nolan has the brightest little eyes, and Izzy has the best smile. And even though Daddy still tries to eat them at every possible moment, they are the sweetest family!



Vintage Toys – Happy Birthday, Ellie!

Happy 1st Birthday, Ellie!

For the last year, we have been working on this fantastic series of Vintage Toys (and books and games)! It came to me while Nicole was pregnant. I had this idea for the paper dolls, and from there things just sprang to life! Some of the sets were easy and some (See N Say, Chutes and Ladders) were hours and hours and hours of work. It was so worth it in the end, though, and I love how they turned out!

All in all, we put together sets of:


Mr. Potato Head

Paper Dolls

Fisher Price Chatter Phone

See N Say

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Jack In The Box

Chutes and Ladders

Paddington Bear

Little Golden Books

Happy birthday, beautiful Ellie! You are such a sweet little girl and even though you only smile for me when the camera is down, I still love you!


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