In the quiet Iowa countryside, along a narrow gravel road, stands the beautiful, historic St. Francis Church. Its tall white steeple peeks out from the surround miles and miles of cornfields. It was in that quaint 100+ year old country church that Shane and Laura’s marriage story began. It was the most perfect setting for […]

Sep 10, 2019

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Her father twirled her round and round the dance floor. As they swayed underneath the glittery chandelier, everyone’s gaze turned towards the screen. There they were. Two decades ago; dancing and swaying around the living room. Tears formed in the corner of my eyes (and I’m sure they eyes of everyone in the room!) as […]

Aug 8, 2019

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You guys, I just had a dream come true! I finally got to take a visit to one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in all of Iowa — Ashton Hill Farm Cedar Rapids! I’ve been drooling over the space via social media for years, but with a wedding there this September, I couldn’t wait […]

Jul 26, 2019

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Iowa summers always bring the promise of swealtery, humid days. While Jesse and Kate’s wedding day may have been quite warm, that didn’t stop them from having the most beautiful celebration at the Graduate Iowa City following their St. Mary’s wedding ceremony in Riverside! Kate chose St. Mary’s as their ceremony location because it’s the […]

Jul 2, 2019

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My eyes filled with tears behind my lens as I watched the smile light up her father’s face. He embraced his daughter as they slowly made their way around the dance floor, swaying back and forth. Tonight he held his little girl close because her life with her new husband was about to begin. That […]

Jun 6, 2019

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Between the readings and prayers, they caught each others eye. Their gaze held. To them, in a room full of people, there was no one else. The day had finally come. No more waiting, only forever in their sight. The excitement was almost too much to bear. In just a few moments Kelsey would marry […]

May 16, 2019

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Happy Monday, Friend! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving — filling up on all the good food while spending some quality time with your family! This year brought so much to be thankful for! Last weekend I finished out an amazing 2018 wedding season with one of my new favorite weddings! Kyle and Emily planned […]

Nov 26, 2018

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Suddenly they swung. Her ballgown shifted and together they swayed. With a jump and a twist they crossed the dance floor back and forth. As the song went on “you’re my best friend.” Everyone knew, the lyrics were so true. What a joy it was to capture Aric and Kayla’s gorgeous peach and teal Iowa […]

Oct 10, 2018

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September was quite the whirlwind of a month. With five weddings in just five weeks, I was pretty busy! I’ve loved every moment though. Because photographing beautiful days for the most amazing people fills my heart with joy! I finished out the month with Eric and Taryn’s private family farm blush and burgundy wedding in […]

Oct 3, 2018

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They kissed. Everyone cheered. Confetti fell. In an instant of glorious celebration, their dreams came true — they were husband and wife. And I got to capture it all. I’ve been looking forward to photographing Brian and Katelyn’s NOAH’s Event Venue West Des Moines wedding all year long. I first met these two on a FaceTime date. […]

Sep 27, 2018

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