Recent Weddings

Happy Tuesday! I can’t believe we’re already to October and I’m starting my busiest season yet (6 weddings in 5 weeks!)! Today I get to share Bobby and Nicole’s Red Barn at Pine Creek Iowa wedding with you! The last time I was with these two, it was right before everything shut down in March. […]

Nicole & Bobby | Marengo, Iowa
Red Barn at Pine Creek Iowa Wedding

October 6, 2020

Weddings

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Iowa Sunset Engagement Session

I have the joy of sharing a BEAUTIFUL engagement session with you today! It’s sessions like Debbie and Luke’s Squaw Creek Sunset Engagement that remind me why I absolutely love being a wedding and engagement photographer! Debbie and Luke met while they were in college. While they dated, every month for a year, Luke wrote […]

Debbie & Luke | Marion, Iowa
Squaw Creek Sunset Engagement

October 1, 2020

Engagements

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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 […]

Iowa Fall Backyard Wedding

September 22, 2020

Weddings

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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 […]

Why do a First Look at your wedding?

August 25, 2020

For Brides

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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 […]

Intimate Bella Sala Wedding

August 5, 2020

Weddings

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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 […]

Summer Iowa Lake MacBride Engagement

July 28, 2020

Engagements

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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 […]

Yellow Iowa City Fossil Gorge Engagement

July 17, 2020

Engagements

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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 […]

Ashton Hill Galena Wedding Venue

May 26, 2020

For Brides

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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, […]

Our 6th Anniversary

May 24, 2020

Personal

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