In October, I hit the road for a shoot in the Amana Colonies in Iowa. The colonies were founded over 150 years ago by German immigrants and are made up of 7 different villages scattered over more than 26,000 acres where they farm, make highly crafted furniture and woolen products, as well as meats and specialty food items. The entire operation is pretty self sustaining. We spent 4 days shooting everything from cattle herding and farming to their historic woolen mill operation and lumber mill criss crossing the beautiful rolling hills of central Iowa. Thanks to Bill Thorburn (with maybe a big nudge from my sis) for bringing me on board for such a great assignment. But man, they roll up the streets pretty early down there! Dinner by 6 or you’re eating at the pump n’ go.


Photographer: Jim Henderson 

Creative Director: Bill Thorburn

Art Director: David Schrimpf

Copywiter: Carol Henderson

Marketing Director: Jeff Popenhagen

Account Manager: Alison Stienessen

Photo Assistant: Duane Lage

Agency: Thorburn Group