INQUIRE for couples portraits



  • 1.5 hour session
  • 75-100 images
  • 2 outfits
  • 1-2 locations


A session prep guide, location + style assistance, digital download & printing rights, personalized online gallery delivered within 3 weeks.

the experience Includes...

Couples & engagements

All of the inside jokes you share.

your unspoken words and energy.

The excitement for your future together.

I  notice...

I'm committed to capturing effortless & Emotive images OF YOUR love story.









I'll send over a virtual proposal where you can check my availability, schedule your session date + time, and make it official by submitting a contract & deposit.


I'll act as a trusted resource and support in the weeks and months leading up to your session, answering questions and providing guidance on things like outfits, locations, + more.


Your session is here! Take a deep breath and get ready to have some fun (no really, it'll be a blast). I'll help you feel comfortable and at ease in front of my camera, so your photos reflect your true personalities.

gallery delivered

I'll send sneak peeks in 48 hours, & your full gallery of images will be delivered 3 weeks later. Print them on save-the-date cards, or make a photo book to display at your wedding! 

I'd love to learn more about you, how you met your best friend, & what you're looking for in a photographer - complete the quick form on my contact page & let's connect! You'll hear from me within 24 hours.



- Adriel + Owen

Ilderina was so easy to work with and a total sweet heart. We wanted something easy and fun that reflected our relationship and she captured that well. We're both a little awkward in front of the camera and she did a good job of helping us relax and have fun... Even when it was FREEZING cold out!! We have received so many compliments on our engagement photos, and we'll always cherish them.

So many Compliments

- Almina + Ramo

One of the best photographers in Des Moines! I’ve worked with her since she started her business and her work is so beautiful!! Also, she does an amazing job at making her clients feel comfortable during the shoot. My boyfriend and I loved our session with her!

We loved our session

- Lindsay + Rusmir

Highly highly recommend Ilderina! Wonderful pictures & made us feel
comfortable the whole time! Thank you for everything, no one else I'd rather have capture all of these incredible moments for us.

Made us feel comfortable


what happens if we have to cancel or reschedule?

If you need to reschedule due to inclement weather or an emergency, your deposit will go towards a new date. Up to 2 reschedules are allowed. There is no additional fee for cancellations, however, the deposit is non-refundable.

Travel within 60 miles round trip of Urbandale, Iowa is included with your engagement session! I would love the chance to join you on an adventure, which might require coverage for gas or a flight + hotel. Tell me about your travel plans when you inquire & I'll create a custom quote for you!

Will you travel to us?

do you provide unedited images?

All your images are professionally hand-edited by me! I've developed a signature style & will only deliver finished photos, so make sure my style fits what you're looking for before you book!

Reach out as soon as possible if you have a deadline (for example - sending save-the-dates or holiday cards). I typically book portrait sessions 6-8 weeks out, but the more time you allow for planning the location & outfits, the better!


have more questions?
send me an email.

Frequently asked questions

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