May 26, 2020

I finally got the chance to see one of Western Illinois’ (and Eastern Iowa!) newest and prettiest wedding venues: Ashton Hill in Galena, Illinois! I’ve enjoyed working with the entire Ashton Hill team at their Ashton Hill Farm location in Cedar Rapids. Even before seeing the plans for the Galena location, I knew it would […]

May 24, 2020

Today we’re celebrating our 6th anniversary!! This anniversary is not happening quite as we’d planned. Our plans had us out-of-state for a wedding and then a few extra days away, relaxing together. Instead today is a more casual day. And you know what? I’m okay with that! Since our plans now have us at home, […]

April 22, 2020

What I would change about my wedding

After almost 6 years of marriage and four years of being a wedding photographer, I’ve had quite a bit of time to reflect on what we did to celebrate our wedding day. I still absolutely love Joey and my wedding day as a whole and wouldn’t change that beautiful day for anything! But, I’ve found […]

March 24, 2020

We’re currently living in an unprecedented time. As things with the COVID-19 situation progress, everything in our lives beyond home has closed, canceled or postponed. Even weddings haven’t escaped without change. Cody and Renee handled the situation with such grace and peace. Rather than cancelling their big celebration altogether, they opted for a much smaller, […]

March 20, 2020

In the midst of crazy things going on in our world (ahem, all cancellations due to COVID-19), a fun engagement session is just what we all need! From the moment I met Nicole and Bobby over coffee, I’ve been beyond excited to shoot their Red Barn at Pine Creek engagement session! Nicole and Bobby first […]

March 18, 2020

I remember the day so clearly. I hadn’t been feeling well. Utter shock filled my body as I watched the (very bold) line appear a split second after the test began. I was pregnant. At that time Evelyn was 9 months old and we had no plans of adding another baby to our family so […]

March 16, 2020

Happy Monday! Spring is definitely on the way, which means more beautiful sessions to share! I’m excited to be sharing Sarah and Brandon’s Squaw Creek Marion, Iowa engagement session with you today! Sarah and Brandon were introduced by mutual friends almost TEN years ago! They hit it off immediately and have been inseparable ever since. […]

March 9, 2020

Happy Monday, Friend! Every four years we get one extra day (aka Leap Day!). With that extra day comes a little pressure to use the time well. This year, I think I really did! I got to spend the sun-filled evening with Canaan and Jordan as we strolled around Iowa city for their Old Capitol […]

February 14, 2020

To my forever valentine: I love doing life with you. I might’ve fallen for your charming eyes and handsome good looks, but I’ve stayed for your strength. You always challenge me to be my best and you back me with infinite confidence. I love lifting each other up as we pursue our dreams together. When […]

January 30, 2020

It all started a little awkward. One of Kelsey’s friends set her up on a blind date with a guy named Tommy. The day of the date arrived and Kelsey still had no idea what Tommy even looked like! When he arrived, it was dark outside, so she still couldn’t get a clear picture of […]

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