About Me

Hey, nice to meet you!

My name is Deze'Rae and I am the lady behind the camera. I am a wife to an amazing husband and we have a beautiful blended family of 6! I know, we might be crazy but I wouldn't change a thing! I love pizza, dark chocolate,  a good love story and adore seeing my family grow together. I am a giver,  I love to make people happy. I just can't help myself. I am also a licensed cosmetologist as well, pairs perfectly for styled sessions!

I have been using a "fancy" camera since 2011, all self taught and would say since then, online courses and just plain ol' trial and error experience have been my way of figuring out the fundamental aspects of a photography. A whole lot of love for showing others how I see the world and a whole lot of finding who I am as a photographer! 

My love for photography fuels me to shoot what is speaking to me, so because of this, I shoot seniors, couple's/engagement, maternity, lifestyle newborn, small elopements and boudoir. 

My style is really unique as I LOVE Airy + Moody yet clean edits.  I do feel there is importance to the perfect turn and smile pose however I am here to get those original moments, the love, laughter and emotion that we as humans have. Now don't let this scare you, there is a little behind the scene prompts used but they are simply to help with direction and set the tone for the session. Please take some time to review my gallery to make sure we are a good fit for each other. 

So on this note, feel free to ask me anything, really I am an open book! I look forward to working with you on the life event or milestone you have for me! 





Deze'Rae McElmeel Photography

Monticello, Iowa 52310

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