Iron + Lace
Iron + Lace
Quad Cities Lifestyle + Portrait Photographer
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photos by the amazing Shared light photography

my roots

Hey there -  I'm Maggie and I'm glad you found your way to me - I can't wait to get to know you and your family and what makes you all the beautiful tribe you are. I consider myself a newbie in the photography world just starting my business as a side gig in 2015 and going full time in 2017 - but I've always been an artist at heart. I've loved to draw, paint, and design from a young age and photography is the perfect outlet to combine my passion for people and art. I'm an Iowa native that is often found checking out the local scene with my sun-kissed blonde little boy and fireman husband.  Having my son in September of 2016 has completely changed the way I view and interact with families. As if I wasn't a softy before - it's even worse now! They are my constant inspiration for capturing family interactions. If we aren't at the gym or grocery shopping, we are often found in our kitchen dancing around the table to throwback 90's jams or the latest Disney soundtrack. I have my Halloween costume planned by August, I spend far too many hours on pinterest creating a never-ending to-do list for my husband redecorating our 1979 home and I can't say no to a home-brewed cup of coffee, trips to Target, sushi and craft beer. 

 
 

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my vision

There is nothing I love more than people and what makes them click. I love documenting your story - whether it be kissing an owie, walking through the farmer's market, dancing with your fiancé in a field, or the daily happenings at your brick + mortar. 

I thrive off your moments and not poses. I have no expectations that your kids all sit and perfectly smile at me - in fact - I prefer they wouldn't! Just Kiss. Tickle. Hug. Giggle. Even cry at the skinned knee or the stolen toy. It's these moments that matter. Imperfection is beauty. Authenticity is beauty. And that's what I'm there to help you remember. 

Life's intricate details make us who we are and it is ever evolving and changing. The people closest to you are changing with you and are begging to be documented. I want to freeze time just for an hour so you can look back and remember exactly as things were. 

Are you ready to document your story? I would be honored. Let's connect and start planning something amazing just for you.