Natural momma

Pretty Jodi and her beautiful belly just weeks before her due date. This is my sister-in-law and I couldn’t beView full post »

leah + greg

Leah is adorable. Greg is pretty hysterical. Together they are two very happy people who were married on a beautifulView full post »

beautiful autumn

Autumn and Lenny drove in from Chicago so I could photograph her perfectly pregnant belly. Autumn has the kindest soul.View full post »

happy lauren – des moines children photography

A little over 6 months ago i photographed this little beauty’s mom while she was still pregnant. I just love whenView full post »

katie, parks and some crutches – des moines wedding photographer

katie and parks were married in march on one of the first nice days we have had in what feels like years. It was aView full post »

amanda & jason

In a perfect world there would be a rule that all photo shoots must end with a cold beer. Well, in my perfect worldView full post »

just a few seniors – des moines senior photography

I pretty much finished up shooting seniors and then had a baby. I recently realized I never blogged about any of them.View full post »

Attention 2011 Seniors

Attention 2011 seniors!! Paige Peterson Photography is currently looking for senior reps for your class. Only 2 repsView full post »

need space? i’ve got space!

we are coming up on the one year mark of having The Studio, in the east village. We feel so lucky to have found thisView full post »

sweet baby stella

This is sweet baby stella. She is so sweet and beautiful. I was able to photograph her at her home at about 8 weeksView full post »

jennifer and matt

holy crap it was cold!! Ok, so you could actually say that about most of this winter but this day was freezing!View full post »

mom and dad

These are my parents. I love my parents. I was able to do a quick, and very cold, photo shoot of them before this nastyView full post »

magda + billy – des moines wedding photographer

Magda and billy were married in jamaica. By a rasta man. I am admittedly very jealous of this fact. I really wanted toView full post »

jessica + brad – des moines wedding photographer

I have a lot of weddings to post from the end of 2009. The first one up is Jessica and brad. I actually went to highView full post »

It’s a girl!!!

I just wanted to do a quick post about our new addition!! On November 19th we were blessed with a new baby girl. HerView full post »

orders and such

Just a little reminder/announcement that if you have already recieved your gallery, but have not ordered you have untilView full post »

joyce + nick

joyce and nick, where do i begin! first off, this wedding was on the hottest day of the year. no question. it wasView full post »

ali + matt

we have all heard the term, “match made in heaven,” I can honestly say that Ali and Matt are truly that. AView full post »

September is full

September is completely full. I am down to just a handful of spaces (5) left in october for family/kids/seniorView full post »

casting call

just a heads up for all of my acting clients, there is another casting call this weekend……. click HERE toView full post »

lindsay + bart

lindsay and bart were married in a cute little church in Cummings, Iowa. Lindsay was such a great bride. She was soView full post »

tana & jaime

holy cow! Tanana got married!!! I’ve been privledged to know both tana and jaime for about 10 years now. AfterView full post »

10 years

There is something wonderful about doing anniversary shoots. Often,the only couples who come in to do this type ofView full post »

courtney and kent + 2

i can’t begin to tell you how excited i was for this photo shoot. I haven’t seen Brewer since he was aboutView full post »

little buddys first photos

Jason and I had our 22 week ultrasound on tuesday and got to see our ‘little buddy’ for the first time.View full post »

Fall family sitting deadline!!

Just a quick note for all of you waiting to schedule your family sitting for this fall. I am taking my last shoot onView full post »

Selah is 1

Sweet baby selah just turned one today!  I figured I should hurry it up and get some photos up on the blog forView full post »


Sam was one of my first senior sessions for the year. I think I was having more fun on this shoot then she was! ItsView full post »

Joyce + nick = 8.8.09

I consider myself to be one lucky photographer. I have some amazing couples this year for weddings and that makes meView full post »

bethany & ted

another beautiful wedding. Bethany and ted were married on May 16th in west des moines. Ted is the founder of My AngelView full post »

sweet baby noah

i was able to take part in photographing noah’s parents wedding three years ago and was beyond thrilled to hearView full post »

someone just turned 1!

my youngest niece, Dylan, just turned 1 yesterday! I am pretty excited to do her one year photos next week and will beView full post »

alison + matt = 7.11.09

this darling couple is my July 11th wedding. I am so excited for this wedding! These two are beyond adorable. They wereView full post »