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welcome to life in bloom

Hi! I am so happy you're here! I would love the opportunity to work with you! First things first, you can call me Mal! I am a natural light photographer, specializing in newborn and lifestyle family portraits in my studio and outdoors in lovely Iowa.


I'm so lucky to have found one hilarious, sweet man and we're raising three amazing babies out on the farm! Max (13) Bella (9) and our wild little Isla Cole (forever the baby)


My passion for photography began when I laid eyes on my sweet Max. I've set my focus on raising my family and running my business. The absolute best part of this job is meeting families and helping them to preserve their precious memories all while making new friends along the way. At the end of the day I have one goal - to preserve this season for you. The one that you’re living today, because motherhood is an ever changing journey.


When I'm not working I am enjoying our quiet country life. You can find us barefoot in the tall grass, watching gorgeous sunsets, grabbing wild flowers from the ditch for our kitchen island, and cruising around country roads. 

Nothing brings me more joy than watching my children grow, and I'd love to capture yours. 

Let’s connect and create something meaningful, timeless, and honestly beautiful, together.




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I have a private, natural light studio that I designed to be a home-away-from home for my clients. It was built with newborn and motherhood sessions in mind, and is also amazing for branding sessions, head shots, and inclement weather.

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