Thanks for checking out my website! I'm Taunie and I love photography . . . All kinds of photography. I thank my dad and my grandpa for instilling a love of photography and a passion for creativity in me from a young age. My grandpa was an artist who taught me how to draw and my dad never left the house without some sort of camera in his hand, whether it be his old 35 mm Canon or the clunky video camera that he shot endless home movies with. Now, I take pictures wherever I go. To me, it's so important to preserve memories and capture those important moments . . . and the best are when they're truly IN the moment, not posed. I specialize in candid photography . . . I want the photos I take to tell a story and convey emotion.

Now that I've told you about why I love taking pictures and my style, let me tell you a little bit about me personally. I have two children -  a daughter who's 9 and a son who's almost 3. My son lives with a rare congenital heart defect which has required him to undergo 3 open heart surgeries and will result in more in the not so distant future and as he grows. I've found that taking photos has helped me tell his story, the joy and pain that comes along with any kid who has a health issue.

I'm married to my high school sweetheart and we live in Urbandale, IA, where, along with our two beautiful kids, we also have two rambunctious dogs. I work full time during the week and spend my weekends taking pictures for my amazing clients. I'm addicted to The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Bob's Burgers and Minnesota Vikings football.

Feel free to shoot me an email at or call/text me at 515-669-6858. Pricing can be found on the Home Page under "Pricing". You can also check me out on Instagram and Facebook! Thanks for looking!