Des Moines Family Photography

Family, newborn, Maternity + Milestone

I'm a Des Moines family photographer capturing candid, heartfelt moments for fun-loving families.

Because our days turn into months that turn into years. Your toddler who was just taking his first steps is now stealing bases in little league and will be studying for his driver’s permit before you know it. 

As a mom of 13 years, I've experienced this and I’m telling you...time doesn’t slow down. (It actually seems to speed up.) Which is why I'm here for you - to document your family as you are right now in this season of life.

I'll plan a fun, relaxed session where you can simply enjoy being present with your family - playing, laughing, loving - while trusting that I’m positioning you in flattering ways to capture both intentional and candid moments.

And I won't just leave you with a set of jpegs to end up buried on a hard drive. I have made the process of ordering heirloom quality prints, frames and albums very easy so that you and your children can enjoy them on your walls and in your hands...forever.

pregnant mom kissing toddler on dad's shoulders during maternity family photography at Ledges Park near Des Moines


Every Family Session Includes:

  • My Family Session Prep Guide + styling guidance
  • Pre-session planning to customize a fun, relaxed and meaningful session for your family
  • ME as your photographer (the only photographer for my business)
  • Flexibility for baby’s arrival, inclement weather and sick family members 
  • A shareable online gallery featuring a slideshow of your fully edited images set to music
  • Ability to order professional prints, frames and albums directly from your gallery

Session lengths vary depending on family size, ages of children and location. Family Sessions are limited to immediate family members only.

If you are interested in an Extended Family session, please contact me for more details.

son laying head in mom's lap as they gaze into each other's eyes and hold hands

Investment Details

family / newborn / maternity / milestone

All sessions require a Creative Fee of $250 to cover planning, preparation, shooting and editing.

Digital and Print Collections start at $600 and are available for purchase after you view your final images, guaranteeing you only purchase what you love!

In order to create a more personalized experience for my clients, I only accept 4-5 family sessions per month.

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"Jill was absolutely amazing to work with! We had so much fun and she captured every moment perfectly."

—Grace, family client