This past weekend I traveled to the southern Illinois to photograph Brian and Kristen’s wedding. Oh my, friends, talk about wedding goals! My purple-loving heart was overjoyed with every beautiful detail at Brian and Kristen’s romantic Pointe D’Vine wedding in Quincy, Illinois. Kristen put together the dream team when it came to wedding vendors. Abby […]

May 23, 2018

the post

The morning of our trip to see the state capitol in Des Moines was finally here. There was a late-April chill in the air, so I made sure to put a jacket on before telling my smiling roommate goodbye. I walked out into the chilly morning air to meet Joey, who was once again waiting […]

May 20, 2018

the post

We were spending every free second together. Talks of the future continued to lay just beneath the surface. In our hearts we knew this quite possibly could be the last dating relationship for both of us. We agreed we wanted to be in this for the long haul: marriage. As mere college freshmen though, we […]

May 17, 2018

the post

Warmth flowed out of the BMW’s vents. The February cold slowly disappeared and I was finally able to relax in my seat. Joey and I were packed up and ready to hit the road. Our destination: a weekend in Des Moines for our college ministry’s spring retreat. Two days and a series of conference sessions […]

May 10, 2018

the post

A few weeks into our “talking” stage, it was time for something a little more real. A real one-on-one date with Joey. I dressed up in my best jeans and a cute top. He picked me up in that silver BMW and we headed to the fanciest place two recent high school graduates can afford: […]

May 3, 2018

the post

Oh my, do I have some pretty to share with you today! This couple and their wedding have quickly become one of my favorites!! I had the pure joy of capturing Seth and Corrin’s pink Bella Sala wedding in Tiffin, Iowa this past weekend. These two are the sweetest. Every moment of their day was […]

May 3, 2018

the post

Spring has finally arrived in Iowa! After a month off after giving birth to Rowan, I’ve been itching to get back outside to enjoy the weather and photograph some amazing people! For my first session since his birth I traveled down to Burlington, Iowa to hang out with two of the best! Let me tell […]

Apr 26, 2018

the post

I’ve got great news to share with you! I’m beyond excited to announce that my recent styled shoot at Little Lights Events has been published on The Perfect Palette! I’ve been waiting for weeks to reveal the images. Now that it’s officially published, I can share until my heart is content! To celebrate the launch of my new […]

Apr 3, 2018

the post

Texting with Joey continued. He was eager to go on a date. I was apprehensive. We were too stubborn to ever be a match, right? My sister, Kaitlyn, was back from college for the summer, so she, a friend, my mom and I had a fun girl’s trip to the mall. The whole time we […]

Mar 13, 2018

the post

The texting continued. We didn’t know where this was headed, but it sure was exciting. During one of our texting bouts, I boasted to Joey that I’d been told I gave the best hugs. He told me he’d like to see if that was true. How clever of him! As new graduates, we were enjoying […]

Mar 7, 2018

the post