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About Mallory

Hi There! I'm so happy you're here!

I am based near Des Moines, Iowa and specialize in newborn and lifestyle family portraits. I'm a small town girl, born and raised in Iowa. I'm so lucky to have found one hilarious, sweet man and we're raising three amazing babes! Max (11) Bella (6- thinks she's 16) and brand new Isla! I love the quiet country life, summer sunsets, wild flowers, chubby babies, hot summer days, interior design, and documenting our daily adventures. Did I mention I'm a major homebody?

I've had the immense pleasure of meeting the sweetest clients who've turned into dear friends for 9 years. I love my job and am here to help with every aspect of our session from choosing outfits to location. I'm inspired by nature and gorgeous afternoon sunshine. My sessions are fun and relaxed with zero pressure! We're just hanging out! I love capturing your life as it is, Perfectly imperfect. A toddler with messy hair, uncontrollable giggles, and sweet dress twirls while holding daddy's hand. I want you to look back and remember your child's personality at that moment in your life. Motherhood can be messy, but we'll all miss the crazy when they're grown. I try to embrace it. I truly love babies, kids, and love. I'd absolutely love to work with you and plan the perfect session for your family! 



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Let's talk

Mallory's natural light studio is located

about 25 miles East of Des Moines, IA.


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@lifeinbloomphoto AND my personal mal_vlinden

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