Monday, December 19, 2011


I am now accepting appointments for Boudoir sessions. Give him something he won't want to take back for Valentines Day.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

We moved!!!

okay, not physical locations yet, but web locations--yes! Our new website will be located at For awhile, when you type in our old web lcoation, you will be automatically transferred. But if you have us bookmarked, please just go ahead and update your bookmarks.

Yaaaah for a much shorter website name!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Aunt Colors Clothing

Last weekend I did a shoot for Aunt Colors Clothing's Etsy store. Aunt Colors happens to be my neighbor and a really nice neighbor (I hear those are hard to come by these days.) Aunt Colors (aka Heather) is a very talented seamstress and I was hired to photograph some of her recent designs for her store. So go visit her store on and I bet you will find some fantastic items you can't live without. You really can't find a person that's nicer or more talented at making clothing than my friend and neighbor Aunt Colors. If you don't see what you're looking for, she does custom orders as well.

Here is a link to her Etsy store. Paste it into your browser and take a look around.

She is also on Facebook at:!/pages/Aunt-Colors-Clothing-etc/199509503425007

So here is what you're waiting for--the pictures!

I'd like to say a very special thank you from both Aunt Colors and myself to our fabulous models who were able to come do the shoot on just a few days notice. We really appreciate you and couldn't have pulled it off without you.

Monday, December 12, 2011

My son the basketball player

My son is a 7th grader at Oskaloosa Middle School and he recently joined the basketball team. This weekend I begged him to let me take some pictures of him. He finally agreed and I got some good ones. I tried out a new lighting technique and I really like the way it made the pictures look, these have very little edit to them at all, just sharpening and a curves boost.

Thanks for looking.

This one is Austin's favorite.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wall Art

Wall art is the perfect gift! This year's best seller is the Stormy Cross image. Taken during a storm, it has no photoshop except for a little contrast boost. It's not too late to get a gift for that someone special who has everything. Wall Art is now 25% off. We have a little of everything for sale, so just ask if you would like to look through the collection.

Contact Kelly for details.

There's a gallery on our Facebook page:, or contact us at or 641-295-9682.

Thank you!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Indoor Christmas Cutie Event

This year's event was awesome!! We did 4 sessions this Saturday and it was a success.. Oh, except for the part where I lost the keys to the space and found them, then successfully locked them in the space before the shoot happened. Thankfully, I had planned some extra set up time while we got the spare key!

1st session. Cousins!



More Cousins.. In their Christmas pajamas!

All in all, we had a blast. Thank you to Stef and Tory for helping out at the shoot and thank you to everyone who came!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Verbeek family

Round 2 of Couch in the Leaves.. It was insanely windy in town--I had even put a hairspray alert on my Facebook page to warn my families about the wind (I looove hairspray-a whole other blog post)... But out where we were, the wind wasn't too terribly bad. Temps were beautiful for November (in the 60's!), the sun was beautiful and hazy. ahhh, I love the hazy look the sun gives off when it's high in the sky..

Look at this wonderful family. I just love their outfit colors. They colors are fantastic. If you're wondering what to wear, take a page out of their book; bright, solid, coordinating colors (you don't all have to wear the same thing!)

Okay, so this isn't a couchy one.. But I still like it :)

Modern technology!!


We did two Couch in the Leaves sessions this weekend and it was so much fun! First up was the Goodman family. You might recognize the little baby, I did her newborn pictures not too long ago- remember the little girl in the pepsi crates? Yeah, she's growing up so fast!!! I also did her mommy's maternity pictures too :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Leaves.. Lots of them..

My cousin came up to Osky with his family and we did pictures today. What a beautiful day for pictures! And the leaves at Lake Keomah are absolutely gorgeous! I didn't think they could get prettier than a few weeks ago, but I guess they did.

A family shot of them all..

aaah, adorable!

Aren't they cute?

Such a doll.

What a beautiful family. Thanks for making the trek to Oskaloosa. It was good to see you again!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Dare I say Christmas in October? But it's just around the corner!

Forever Photography has a ton of products for all of your Christmas and winter needs.

From custom made Christmas cards of your Forever Photography images, to Christmas cards premade with winter and Christmas images taken over the years, to gifts such as accordion albums (a huge hit!), to beautiful custom made books filled with images of your family. We also have clothing available--hoodies and tee-shirts. We truly have a big mix of anything you could want this holiday season.

Oh! Don't forget gift certificates make WONDERFUL gifts as well as memberships to the Beautiful Faces program. We have 3 session and 6 session packages available for HUGE discounts.

If you need any gifts for friends or family, please let us know! We're able to meet your needs this holiday season!


Friday, October 28, 2011


Kevin is a senior at Chariton High School. Kevin and his mom and dad came down and we hit some great places for pictures. We scheduled pictures after school so we'd get the best light, but boy did it get cold fast. Kevin was a trooper though and we got some great stuff! We hit Lake Keomah for the pretty fall color and we also hit some alleys uptown. I love all the textures and colors we found.

Love me some grainy black and whites.

Thanks guys for coming up here for pictures. It was great to see you again ! :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Couch in a Field Extravaganza II

Couch in a Field this year was interesting.. So we had 93 degree temps on Saturday, which gave me a sunburn during my first session the sun was so strong.. And the poor people that showed up in sweaters--they were troopers though! Sunday wasn't quite so warm, but in the high 80's. Didn't feel like fall at all, but it looked like it which was all we needed!

The Webb family came all the way from Ankeny. Mom's a photographer and we are going to swap services this fall so I can get some pictures of my kids!

Jennifer, Glen, and Cookie came.. I work with Jennifer. She is awesome! And Cookie even smiled for this picture :)

Felicia, Jessy, and the kids came...

Brent, Tiffanie, and Ronin came...

My neighbors Kelli, Doug, Douglas, Jason, Stef, and Grace came... They haven't had a family picture in 25 years.

The DeGeest family came.. Here's one of their girls. Adorable!

April brought her family; Nathan, Brayden, and Jackson.

Thanks for coming out guys, I really appreciate it. It was so good to see everyone. I can't wait until the next bunch of Couch sessions planned in a few weeks.!!!

So....... I promised pictures of the Couch in a Field event and here they are!!