I’m a big fan of trees. Aspen trees, pine trees, birch trees, willow trees, you name it. My mom often found me as a child at the top of them hanging out into the world, eyes wide open, dreams aflare. They are still my go-to for sessions, I love the green background and the way that it timelessly makes a statement of art that you are featured in on your wall.
My husband and I have two kids, and two businesses each, and last year adopted a 15 year old because we just had SO much spare time. ;)
I am fluent in two languages: English and Sarcasm. It’s my good friend and my secret weapon when working with Groomsmen. That and Blue Steel...
I am a firm believer that we could all use just a little more sunshine and adventure in our lives. I love new experiences, travelling the world, or finding a hidden grove of majestic trees in a park just outside of town that we’ll sneak into at your session.
When you look back on your photos, I want you to see you as you really are. I promise to get down on my hands and knees and make your kids giggle. I promise to document their freckles, their missing teeth and their self-cut hair. Grandma and I will have a little chat about the farm she grew up on so that she feels like she knows me and she can smile. Your dad is going to have a hard time showing his pearly-whites, but I am going to tease him about it and he’s gonna grin. This is supposed to be fun, quick and painless. I’ll make sure it is!
I have floated back and forth between primarily shooting just engagements and weddings to families, kiddos and seniors. This is based on my personal life with kiddos, and that the couples I work with often become friends that shoot with me for years and years, bringing their children back. This is my favorite.
I love using your own chemistry and stories to allow you to fall in love with each other again at your Engagement Session and really strongly suggest to my couples to plan a date night just after. I am even known to give some pretty fabulous food suggestions (although I think I say Jimmy Jacks 90% of the time, just sayin’).
It’s my 10th year in the season y’all. That’s a decade! Not sure how that happened, but I am happy to use the 100+ weddings I have shot to help you seamlessly plan your timeline and day. Myself and my super laid back, candid shooting, kick-ass Assistant Torey will be the best investment serving you on your wedding day, and we are a lot sweeter & prettier than a binder!
If you can’t grasp my vibe from this (way too long) about us page, I am super easy-going. I won’t get easily flustered at your session and I get it if your fiance thinks photos are the worst kind of torture. He will feel differently after your session, I promise. Give me a holler and let’s see if we can capture that magic you’ve been dreaming of. The two of you, in your favorite new dress, golden hour, a grass field and a bottle of wine.
I'm Torey, Erin's second shooter. I might be hanging around at your engagement session, wedding, or mini shoot! I'll be taking candids, details, and side shots. My favorite lens is the telephoto, aka super heavy huge one! I'm super laid back and quiet, but I'm really just wondering if anyone would notice if I took my shoes off in the grass. ;)
This is my third season shooting with Erin and Nature's Grace. We make a great team and I absolutely love every moment of being outside in the scenic Iowa landscape, the creative process, seeing and capturing, and the adventure of what we call "Wedding Day".
Fun fact: I met Erin on one of my very own big adventures- my Husband and I hired her to be our Wedding Photographer and we bonded over our love for trees, hikes, photography and kiddos. I have been along for this crazy ride ever since!
Thanks for reading, and see you at your session!
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