There is nothing so sweet as an expecting mother. A days-old baby. A laughing senior. Seasoned marriages, hands grasped together. Or a toddler running with abandon while the sun sets soft in the distance. A father's kisses and a mother's hugs. Your daughter dressed in her favorite dress with a flower tucked behind one ear. 

One of the many lessons I've learned as a portrait photographer is this...each passing year holds its own beauty . You might not want these photos now, but someday you'll want to remember. 

FOr All Seasons of Life

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She's the Best!

Ana is our family's go-to photographer -- she's the best and makes you feel totally comfortable! We trusted her with newborn photos for our daughter and they were even better than we could have imagined! Ana is very thorough and always ensures you get everything you want. We recommend her to anyone for any occasion!

Kevin & Kelsey


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She felt more like a friend

Ana felt more like a friend than a hired photographer when we met her for the first time at our consultation. She is such a genuine, down-to-earth person and SUPER talented! My daughter felt so at ease with her -we knew right away that she was a great fit. We loved every one of her senior pictures. The only down-side: it is going to be impossible to choose my favorites!!

melanie & peyton


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She made me feel beautiful

I had my senior pictures taken by Ana two years ago. At 17 years old, I was still feeling self conscious of my appearance and nervous to be the center of a photo shoot. Ana was sweet and charming. She made me feel so beautiful and confident throughout the entire session, which is so important. I couldn't have asked for a better senior photo experience.



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Graceful & Soft

I had such an amazing experience taking my senior photos with Ana. The style & the way she captures her seniors is unique and has such a graceful, soft tone that compliments everyone's beauty in so many different ways! I had such a great experience that I convinced my cousin from Nebraska to share this experience with Ana! Wouldn't want anyone else to take my senior photos..I'm glad I choose to do mine with Ana



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An amazing photographer!

Ana is an amazing photographer!! Capturing my little girl with photos is extremely important to me and before I found Ana I had my little ones photos taken with a several different photographers. None of them come close to the quality of photos that Ana captures! The farmhouse studio and the surrounding land creates the perfect backdrop. 



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she made me feel comfortable

The shoot was so much fun and seemed to go by so quickly. It was full of lots of conversation and laughter, and she made me feel so comfortable in my own skin. Being in front of a camera can be nerve wracking sometimes, but Ana made me feel so beautiful with her constant positive comments. It was such a wonderful experience and made my heart feel so full and warm.






Des Moines Senior & Family Photography


A simple & joyful experience

Senior and family sessions are typically booked 2-6 months out although I encourage you to send me a message at anytime!  Maternity sessions should be taken between 27-30 weeks and newborns should be photographed within the first seven days after birth!

When is the best time to schedule my family, newborn, maternity, or senior session?

Some, but not all, of my packages include full digital rights to your photos. I strongly encourage my clients to print their photos through me as the quality is truly unmatched!

After the session, will I have the right to print my photos?

Your session will take place at the Ana Woods farmhouse studio and surrounding acreage or at a location of our choosing.  Our studio provides a cozy natural light space that is perfectly suited for newborn, childhood, and senior sessions!

Where will our session take place?

You will receive your photos three weeks after your session date on an online gallery! I shoot film which means it takes a little extra time for your photos to be processed but I promise, it is worth the wait.

How long will it take to see my photos?


For investment details and availability, please send me a message using the contact form! I accept a very limited number of sessions each year and portrait sessions begin at $550.

For Gracious hearts & seekers of beauty






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