September 22, 2020

Iowa Fall Backyard Wedding

Tears filled his eyes as he wrapped his arms around his daughter. He brought the microphone to his lips and talked of his love for her. Then Kelsey’s dad turned his eyes to her mom. Their eyes — filled with tears — met and acknowledged their intimate family bond. Halfway through the daddy/daughter dance, Kelsey’s […]

August 25, 2020

As you plan your wedding, you may be asking yourself what’s the big deal with doing a first look? It’s tempting to want to be “traditional” about your wedding day and not break the age-old rule of not seeing the bride before the ceremony. I however, think there is more to be gained on your […]

August 5, 2020

I can’t believe I finally get to share my second wedding of 2020! It’s been a long year with not a lot of weddings due to the pandemic. But, exactly one year after first talking to Jenny on the phone, I got to capture her and Jake’s intimate Bella Sala wedding in Tiffin, Iowa! The […]

July 28, 2020

Hey there, friends! I have another gorgeous engagement session to share with you! I met up with Amanda and Cooper for their Lake MacBride engagement session and it is absolutely breathtaking! (you’re going to want to keep scrolling to see what I mean!) Amanda and Cooper met in undergrad during their last few years of […]

July 17, 2020

Iowa City Fossil Gorge Engagement

It feels so good to be back! After four months of not shooting due to COVID, I finally got to photograph an engagement session! It felt SO good! Melissa and Thomas made the transition back so easy on me with their beautiful Iowa City Fossil Gorge engagement! Melissa and Thomas met at the University of […]

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 […]

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