HEY THERE, I'M TRACI!

JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO

Hi!  I'm Traci!  I started shooting weddings shortly after my own wedding in 2009.  My background in weddings didn't start off solely in photography!  I also got to dip my toes in coordinating and floral design, so I know of a lot of other wedding tid-bits!  The best part of planning, for me, is sitting down and spending time with my couples over coffee or a drink, and using all of my experience to help them organize their day.  I want it to be super fun and definitely less stressful for my couples, and I can totally help with that!

 

Places that are just a little off the beaten path will always be my favorite!  I'm a country girl for sure, and while I love the city, there's just something about golden light shining through old trees that has my heart!  A session with me usually means some walking--walking down nature trails, through tall grass, up hills, down back roads, around lakes, and the like!  I love the relaxed vibe that comes with photographing people in nature! 

I love hanging out with my couples, and I want to hear your story and spend time with you because I fully believe that connection is what makes my work real and relaxed.  You can always spot a fake smile or an overly posed photo.  I want my couples to look like themselves, and for their surroundings and diligently planned details to show up just as they really were.  I go for a true-to-life style, and I feel like shooting and editing things as naturally as possible is what maintains that timeless quality you'll want handed down for future generations to see!

the rest of my life

ALL THE THINGS I LOVE

my bff/protector/personal handyman/silent cheerleader/husband, Josh, who after 10 years of marriage has my heart more each day

 

yoga pants for when I'm at home (but never in public)

 

southern California--specifically San Diego...and the beach towns around it

red wine

small towns--on the beach, in the mountains, in the Midwest--I love them all

 

 

 

our two dogs

hanging out with Josh while he cares for his cattle or works on house projects

 

 

 

traveling to see new cities

​coffee

 

 

food!  also all things that have anything to do with it--cooking, grocery shopping, growing veggies, recreating recipes, etc. ,etc.

reading about functional health, clean eating, toxin-free living, homesteading, and basically anything "crunchy"

 

having great conversation with

good friends

Traci does an absolutely amazing job! With her it is like doing a photo shoot with a close friend that you can be yourself around. We loved our engagement photos and can't wait to see our wedding photos!"

-Cari + Zach

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OUTDOORSY, ADVENTUROUS, TIMELESS

WEDDING, ELOPEMENT & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

IN SOUTHWEST IOWA-OMAHA