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Jill Brown has over 15 years of experience in the field of photography. She has studied photography at Missouri State University and Maryville University, St. Louis. She spent time working on her personal fine art work for many years and in 2003 started her first wedding and portrait photography business in St. Louis, MO. Jill moved to Des Moines, IA in 2005 and has continued her wedding and portrait business along with her fine art photography. Jill currently has work displayed in and around the Des Moines area as well as work in personal collections around the world. Jill uses both medium format film cameras and digital formats to create her images. This is how the artist describes her work: “My work is a reflection of everyday life and places. I chose the medium of photography as a tool to capture the essence of the person or place. I create images to depict the subject as they are remembered in the mind. Not posed or unnatural, but as a window into the intimate world of the subject.” Jill Brown is a member of Professional Photographers of America.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Jenna + Joe

Jenna and Joe met me out at Water Works Park for their engagement session on a pleasant late October morning.  Temperatures were in the 40s and the winds were calm.  Very lucky for a late October day!  We've had snow here in Iowa as early as the beginning of October.

Here are some of my favorites from this weekend's engagement session!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Falter Family

Jen Falter is one of my very, very, very best friends.  I have known both her and her husband, Nathan,  for over 15 years.  The three of us met in college at Missouri State University where all three of us were studying art.  Jen and I spent many a night in the ceramics studio firing the kilns and working on our projects together.  Often you would find us in the wee hours at Steak-n-Shake, giving ourselves a break and indulging in coffee and cheese fries!  Yum!

Jen and Nathan are extremely talented potters and are know through out the country for their amazing work.  They own a studio in Springfield, MO called Springfield Pottery and have their work displayed in galleries all over the country!  If you are interested in purchasing any of Jen and Nathan's work, please visit their website and let them know!

Here are a few images from a family session I did for them on a visit to Springfield.  (Isn't their daughter just adorable!!)  Enjoy!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Alexander Family

I received a call from a very kind woman by the name of Minnie.  Her dad was turning 70 and the family coming in from all over the country to have a party for him.  (Wow - what a sweet thing to do!).  Part of his birthday present was to hire a photographer to come after the party and take family photos at her dad's home.  This is where I come in!  :)
They were a great family.  Thank you Minnie!

Here are a few from their session, check it out!