Meet Cara

wife | mommy | photographer

SOMETIMES YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THE VALUE OF A MOMENT, UNTIL IT BECOMES A MEMORY | Dr. Seuss

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!

Please contact me here so we can get started planning your session!

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