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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Happy Friday, friend! If you’ve been following along with my blog, don’t worry—you’re not seeing double! Last weekend was a double-wedding weekend for me! I’m incredibly grateful for cooler temps over the last week. Fall is my favorite season, but it usually doesn’t come around until later in September. The beginning of September here in […]

Sep 14, 2018

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After meeting Ben and Carina last fall for their engagement session at Iowa State University, I knew waiting for their wedding day to come would be hard. I wanted to photograph them again immediately. They were kind and friendly. And SO fun to photograph! We laughed their entire session. Every time I talk with these two, […]

Sep 12, 2018

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This week’s weather predictions had us nervous. Thunderstorms in the forecast every. single. day. Yikes! BUT, the morning of Brett and Steph’s wedding the sun shone bright. Not a drop of rain touched the ground until just after the start of their marriage ceremony. I was dancing on the inside. Why? Because I’ve been looking […]

Sep 5, 2018

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