Wedding at Carper Vineyard in Norwalk, Iowa

September 1, 2022

Ceremony at Carper Vineyard & Winery

Amy and Wyatt’s wedding at Carper Vineyard in Norwalk, Iowa was one of the most memorable days of this summer. After their engagement session last fall, I couldn’t wait to see them again! These two are some of the most caring people I’ve ever met. Amy was seriously more worried about everyone else’s comfort than she was about herself. It was clear early on in the day that these two surround themselves with people just as kind and genuine as they are.

From the moment I arrived, a large group of their friends were outside draping fabric over the ceremony arch in such a way to fit Amy’s vision. Family and friends were bustling around making sure everything was coming together. They all stopped to introduce themselves though!

Sunset Portraits on Film

Family was everything on this day. Amy had Wyatt’s dad walk with her as she revealed her wedding day look to her father. Wyatt’s mom officiated their ceremony. Her deep knowledge of her son and Amy’s relationship made the ceremony rooted in heartfelt emotion. Speeches from their family revealed so many special details about the life Amy and Wyatt have been building and their future ahead. Every moment of this day was precious and enjoyed.

I shoot a bit of analog film at weddings to give me color references for the digital photos. We had fun soaking in the sunset during their wedding reception to capture some of the beautiful views that Carper Vineyard has to offer. Amy and Wyatt focused on enjoying each other, which makes my job as a wedding photographer even better. I love being creative with real moments, rather than staging something for the sake of the photo.

Amy and Wyatt, it was such an honor to photograph this day for you! You are the sweetest souls. You took the whole day with ease and made everyone feel so welcomed. I still can’t wipe the smile off my face as I think back to these moments celebrating you!

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