The End of Winter

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I am so happy that it is almost the end of what seems like a very long winter for the midwest. I can not wait for green, flowers, and warm sunset sessions. This photographer is missing that sunset! Although we did have a couple warmish days here and there. I got my kids outside a… Read more.

My Family 2017

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I realized that life and work as a photographer really caught up with me last year. I never had time to blog about what my family had been up to, then we had our baby and I got busy in newborn survival. Haha. I am not always good about discussing my personal life. I spent… Read more.

Momma & Me Sessions

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  Spring Minis I am so excited to offer these sessions this year! I am so fortunate to have had a doula at 3 of my children’s births. The wisdom, love and care a doula can give a birthing mother and her family should be standard care for every birth. Unfortunately here in the U.S…. Read more.

Aundrea & Keaton

Des Moines Photographer | engagement session | First home | Couple Session | Kara Vorwald

Aundrea & Keaton| Des Moines Photographer I am still pregnant and technically on maternity leave, but lets face it, I can’t stop not being busy! hahah! Aundrea is one of my main second shooters and I am lucky to also call her my friend. If you have had a wedding with me this year, you… Read more.

Earhart Family

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 Earhart Family | Des Moines Photographer I had a lovely time with the Earhart family. The kids were so brave as we attempted to face a cold & very chilly evening. We tried playing some games to warm up and it helped for a few minutes but ultimately blanket snuggles won out. Next time, I… Read more.

Beth & Brian Family

Des Moines Photographer | dad with twins | family photographer | Kara Vorwald

Beth & Brian Family| Des Moines Photographer I got to photograph this sweet family the other night. Beth & Brian are kind, wonderful people, with their twin daughters Penelope & Louisa. Those girls are wild, curious, & adventurous souls. LOL They definitely kept me on my toes trying to capture them. Good thing I am going… Read more.

Brauer Family

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Brauer Family| Des Moines Photographer Savanna & Dan’s family have been long time friends of ours. Their family has been so special to us. Savanna & I have been pregnant buddies with all 3 of our kids together, & it was my honor to take a few photos of her family and new baby! Little… Read more.

Shannan & Greg

Des Moines Photographer | Des Moines wedding photographer | Iowa Sate Capitol | Kara Vorwald

Shannan & Greg | Des Moines Photographer Venue: Marriott Downtown  Second Photographer Thanks to: Emma  I loved being a part of Shannan & Greg’s wedding day! We made the most of a hot September day by photographing in the Iowa State Capitol building. Which I think complimented Shannan’s wedding dress so well as it reminded… Read more.

Ashley & Michael

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Ashley & Michael | Des Moines Photographer Venue: Schafer Century Barn Second Shooter Thanks to: Aundrea Eilers Video: Lance Floral: As You Wish Floral I am horrible at blogging, but hang with me. Lol I had a wonderful time photographing this charming wedding yesterday! I loved all the details Ashley had done for the barn!… Read more.

Jani & Duane Wedding

Des Moines Photographer | Back bone state park | Wedding photographer | Kara Vorwald | Dundee Iowa

Jani & Duane Wedding | Des Moines Photographer As a Des Moines photographer, I had a wonderful time yesterday with Jani & Duane at Backbone park. Their wedding was like a magical fairy land! Duane was so giddy all day, just so excited to marry his best friend. We got to frolic in the woods… Read more.