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Hello and thank you for visiting! My name is Cara. Wife to a wonderful man Jim...mommy to four adorable children...and the owner of Cara Hocking Photography.
I grew up in Anamosa, graduated from Clear Creek Amana and received my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa.
I watched every single episode of Fixer Upper before building our own home in Solon in 2017. I love shiplap, barnwood, neutral colors, textures and surround myself with the timeless colors of cream and grey.
I love cooking and making healthy organic meals. I balance that out with my love for pizza, chocolate and ice cream! I love being outside...but only in the summer when it's warm. I love sports, hiking and wine...did I mention wine is a must when you have four children?!?
I started my business back in 2009 after the birth of our daughter. I grew up with a passion for photography and decided it was time to follow my dream. Since then I have studied for counless hours and attended multiple workshops across the midwest. I have worked with some of the best photographers in the United States, including Caralee Case, Jennifer Nace and Kristen Mackey.
Since starting my business I have explored many areas of photography. My true passion is capturing expectant moms, newborns, babies and families. The miracle of life is simply amazing. I love getting to meet those sweet new babies and capture those details when baby is so new and fresh. I also love meeting new parents and sharing stories with each other. I am here to learn about you, capture an amazing part of your life and create keepsakes of you and your child/children that will be cherished forever!