Beautiful, finished artwork for people who love family photos and don’t want another DIY project.
Hi, and welcome to our little corner of the internet. We hope you’ll cozy-in with a cuppa joe and allow us to introduce ourselves. We can’t wait to meet you!
His & Hers is a Des Moines, Iowa-area portrait studio created to provide you with wall-worthy images featuring those you love best. We believe photographs are meaningful. Real, tangible, beautiful… the kind of photographs you laugh and reminisce about in 20 years. Our tribe. Our loved ones. Captured as forever-keepsakes. But, in order to have those moments for the future, we capture them now.
We wanted to build a small business that not only creates beautiful images but also fills the niche of offering stunning real, tangible keepsakes – an album to reminisce with, beautiful cards to send our loved ones, real photographs to admire on the walls. This generation is the most photographed generation in history, but with so little to show for it in the spaces we occupy most… our homes, workplaces and loved ones’ homes. Our phones capture moments, social media may see our highlights, but when Facebook disappears, what will we have left to show?
We’re determined to change that!
We are Randy & Darcy Milder – a husband and wife team of nature-inspired artists who love to practice what we preach. When you visit our studio, you’ll see lots and lots and lots of real, tangible artwork. We love flipping through gorgeous albums, and looking nostalgically back on our family’s moments in print. You’ll be able to imagine your spaces showing off your brand-new baby, growing family, or graduating senior. We can’t wait to show you the products we believe you’ll love as much as we do!
We have been in your shoes! Big life moments approaching and no idea who to trust to capture them. Sound familiar?
We wanted a transparent, trustworthy, and likable person behind the camera. We wanted someone whose artwork made our soul sing! We wanted to be able to share our favorites on social media. We wanted to know how to safely display, save, and share these memories for the long haul. We wanted someone to show us the best images and the best products for those images. And we weren’t finding it – so we decided to become the photographers we wish we could hire. His & Hers was born in early 2009.
We capture your best moments with the enthusiasm, service, trustworthiness, and expertise we wish for our own family. It’s more than just some family photos to us. It’s our history and our stories and our tribe captured timelessly in beautiful heirloom keepsakes. Let’s start planning your session.
HIS – meet randy
Randy is a native Iowa City kid, turned residential designer. He is an ISU grad who loves cheesy 80s movies, 80s music and gummy bears. He’s super handy and crafty, and loves DIY house projects. Randy is a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and usually handles the “big kids” we shoot. He dreams of one day escaping off-the-grid to a ranch in Montana. When he’s not shooting seniors, he helps with posing and safety in our newborn sessions, keeping a steady hand on baby. In his free time, he shoots urbanscape architecture, wrestles the boys and puppies, or attempts to conquer the never-ending honey-do list.
HERS – meet darcy
Darcy is a Naperville, IL-born, Iowa transplant who specializes in photographing mothers and babies. She is an Iowa grad who loves the Cubbies and the Bears, and she knits most of the cozy knits you see on our babies. Darcy loves animals and volunteers at a pet rescue. She argues 90s alt music is the best decade of music! She is an italo-phile who loves to travel – she’s visited 14 countries, 34 states, and a couple territories, so far. She dreams of retiring to Tuscany not far from a vineyard and owning chickens and goats who wear pajamas. When she isn’t shooting babies and their loved ones, she’s often found curled up with her kindle and a lapful of puppies.
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