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.
I'll send sneak peeks in 48 hours, & your full gallery of images will be delivered 2 weeks later. Print them out, put them on the fridge, or make a photo book to adorn your coffee table!
I'd love to learn more about your family & the season of life you're in - complete the quick form on my contact page & let's get to know each other! You'll hear from me within 24 hours.
I know how much you want to hold on to every second. You wish you could freeze time, so you can enjoy this season for just a bit longer. But time doesn’t stop, and all you can do is save each memory through a photo, and revisit it weeks, months and years from now. Allow me to be on the other side capturing you + your loved ones, while you're free to live in the present and soak in every joyful moment.
Ilderina is a true professional. She is the best photographer in Des Moines that I have had the opportunity to work with. She is so positive, prepared, and dedicated. I came to her without any ideas for my maternity photoshoot, but she absolutely had everything under control. The result is breathtaking. I love her editing style and the way she handles the entire process from booking the session to the final step. I highly recommend the wonderful Ilderina! We will definitely be coming back for our next occasion!
Ilderina was such a joy to work with. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to capture our pregnancy announcement. She came prepared, was professional, and better yet, very personable and genuine. She made us feel so comfortable through it all. I love her work!
This was by far my favorite photoshoot I have ever done. Ilderina made it so seamless and comfortable for my entire family which can be difficult with a 15 month old. But she managed to capture the most beautiful moments of my family and I. We are truly blessed to have had such a wonderful experience with her and look forward to doing future shoots with her! HIGHLY recommend her for any family photos and pregnancy reveals!
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.
All your images are carefully 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 time frame in mind (for example - maternity or newborn due date). I typically book portrait sessions 4-6 weeks out, but the more time you allow for planning the location & outfits, the better!
have more questions?
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I currently have weekday availability only for family sessions. Typically, we’ll start 1-2 hours before sunset for the best lighting outside, while mid-day is ideal for a studio or indoor location. When you inquire, I’ll send you a link to my scheduling calendar where you can self-book a date & time for your session.