Des Moines, IA Photographer | Lake County, CA Photographer
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Goodbye California, Hello Iowa!

March 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Thank You Lake County!

My family and I had such and amazing time wintering in Lake County, CA. We stayed in a great home we booked through AirBNB called the Villa Vino in the Riviera West Neighborhood of Kelseyville. What I loved most about our winter home was getting familiar with the neighborhood. I spent many afternoons hiking up the neighborhood to get amazing views of Clearlake. I'm going to miss the turkeys visiting us every morning along with the fresh air and smell of pine and rain. It was definitely a wet winter raining probably 1/2 the time we were there but in Lake County when it rains my favorite thing to do is pack the fam in the truck and chase rainbows! It really was a great winter! 
Because of all the rain, I had several families cancel their sessions and understandably so. Several families however took a chance on the rain and didn't mind getting a bit dirty for their family photos. I can't thank these families enough. Huge thank you to all of you, I appreciate you so much! Until next time Lake County, you will be missed! Now Booking Des Moines Spring Nature and Blossom Sessions!

Not that we actually saw much of a Winter here in Des Moines but I couldn't be more ready for Spring! Spring is the time we take advantage of all the beautiful new blooms, blossoms and foliage WITHOUT the worry of POISON IVY. We don't have too long however before the tall brush and poison ivy take over pushing us to shoot on trails only. Apple blossom sessions are even more limited to about a 2 week window before the blossoms shed their pedals and new fruit can be seen. I'm now opening up my availability and booking sessions for these limited time Nature and Bloom Sessions! Contact me today to get your session scheduled. 

Join Us On Our Roadtrip Out West! Book a Session Now!

December 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Join Us On Our Roadtrip Out West! Lake County, Book a Session Now!

Hello, friends. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. I totally thought after the autumn passed things would slow down on my end and time would be on my side, I was wrong. After fall photo sessions and the busy season of Christmas, we're now packing up and heading west and I'd love for you to journey with us.

It's been over two years since Carl and I left California to move back to Iowa. In that time, I've been able to concentrate on my photography business by taking some classes and upgrading my equipment. 

In honing my craft, I've found a passion for artistic portrait photography. Thanks to new and returning families, I had a fantastic fall season taking photos at my favorite outdoor nature spots! In the fall season, Iowa is absolutely beautiful!

Now that old man winter is on our heels, we're packing up the truck, hitching the camper, and heading to California! Those of you who know me well know that camping is not something I typically enjoy to do. Don't get me wrong, I love naturing but I also love the comfort of my own home and more specifically, my bed! Thanks to the camper, I'll survive!

I am excited to spend two weeks on the open road, exploring some of the most beautiful places nature has to offer. Currently, our first destination is Golden, Colorado. We don't have any specific plans after that. We are going on a whim, taking it day by day - wanderlust. I plan on sharing about our road trip on my social media accounts so please feel free to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. I can't wait to share what I hope will be amazing photographs. 

We plan on ending our road trip and beginning our winter getaway in beautiful Lake County, California, on January 16th. We will be spending 6 weeks in Lake - I can't be more excited! It's been too long and I can't wait to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones.

In Lake, I plan on scheduling photo sessions. I'm so excited to scout out local spots on the lake, near the ocean, and in the redwoods! Below is my availability.  I'll be booking sunset, mini, and private sessions. If you'd like to book a session with me while I'm there, please get in touch with me soon via facebook message or email and I'll get you scheduled on the calendar. I'd be honored to capture your family memory while I'm there!

Thanks so much for all of your support over the years! I'll catch you on the road!

Love, Lisa.

Lake and Northern California Photography Session Details Below. 

Contact Lisa for full session details. 


Now Booking Lake County, California.

During my six week stay I will be booking sunset sessions for the following dates: 

Friday, Jan 20
Saturday, Jan 21
Sunday, Jan 22
Friday, Feb 10

Mini Sessions for the following dates and times:

Saturday, Feb 11

Sunday, Feb 12

Not available during the designated dates? No worries, I will be booking a small amount of sessions outside of the designated dates. Email me at to schedule a date!

The Underwood Family

November 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

What a joy it is to hang out with awesome families such as this one. These boys are sure to melt your heart! <3