Hi, friends! I’m working to bring you highlights on some of the very best wedding vendors in the Quad Cities area! Today, I’m thrilled to bring you the first of multiple blog features! Meet Nicole ~ owner of I Do Events. She’s been in business for eleven years and is proud to offer an extensive […]

      You may have seen the link at the bottom of my webpage or on my social media. Yes, I’m a member of the Professional Photographers of America. But what does that mean? It means that I have joined an worldwide association of professional photographers. I care about continually developing my skill through education […]

Hi, friends! Welcome to my first “Things I Love Lately…” blog post! Below you’ll find ten items I am loving and a link to check them for out yourself. No, I’m not getting any affiliate credit for referring you, nor do I have any of these to give away. (Hey, I’m not Oprah!) But I […]

      Wow. What a year it’s been. I can’t say I met all of my goals for 2018, but I did triple my business income, upgrade my website and client management system, invest in two new lenses, and double my wedding bookings, and hit over seven thousand followers on Facebook. That’s nothing to shake […]

You may have heard the news—Ivy Lane Photography will soon be Sarah DeMaranville Photography. I’ve thought long and hard about this change—what it means for the business, for me, for my relationship with my clients. When I began my photography journey, I was eager to tap into my husband’s already-established group of followers, so I […]

If it was possible to know a family within minutes, it was this family. The Andersons reminded me so much of my own family. Their love to laugh and love for one another was palpable.  Though we met on one of the stickiest days of the summer, we kept the laughter going. I can’t take […]

Let me tell you about Ellianna. Articulate. Lovable. Beautiful. Kind.  She is wise beyond her years. I caught her on a sleepy day, but that barely dampened her glowing spirit. Smiles were a little bit harder to come by, but the flowers, field, and chalkboard definitely helped.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from this […]

How many girls get to throw glitter in the air? Roll around in it? Make snow angels? The short answer: not very many. Perhaps that is the source of success for Ivy Lane’s glitter mini-sessions. No other mother in her right mind would allow such a crazy mess in her own house.  Despite the mess […]

Today I met Joseph Oscar and I quickly learned a few things– ~ Joseph has his mommy wrapped around his precious little fingers. ~ He likes to be swaddled nice and warm. ~ He has strong lungs. ~ Daddy Kyle can comfort and calm him in only a few seconds. And, given that Joseph was […]

It all began well over a year ago. Kyle put a ring on it. I was there for the engagement pictures and the wedding day. It only makes sense that I would meet them at Sinnissippi Park to continue the trend. Kyle and Sabrina know they will be welcoming a little boy in mid-July, and I […]