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Rae and Landon came all the way from sunny California to Iowa for a February engagement session!!! (Lucky for them it was a warmer day we had here!!) It’s always so much fun getting to know couples during the engagement session! We got to explore a little bit of downtown! I love using parking garages […]

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One of the biggest parts of a wedding that set’s it apart from just any event is the flowers! It’s one of my favorite details to photograph as well! I always say if you have beautiful florals and a great photographer you are golden! But sometimes it’s hard to know what pieces you should spend […]

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Laura and Shaun Had such a beautiful intimate wedding this past summer at the celebration farm in Iowa city. I personally love a smaller wedding where couples can just really focus on the people who are around them are all close family and friends. One part about this wedding that I will always remember is […]

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So I am sure most people know me as a local Des Moines wedding photographer, but what some of you might not know is that I am also a lifestyle and fashion photographer for an online women’s boutique that local here in Iowa!! A couple of weeks ago we went on our spring photoshoot trip […]

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So a lot of times I ask my couples if they are going to do a receiving line or not. This might seem like a strange question because why would your photographer care whether or not you do a receiving line? In reality, it can actually take up quite a big chunk of photo time […]

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Iowa is full of amazing and unique locations for photos! From urban locations, to State parks there is going to be something that will resonate with any couple! Sometimes, as an Iowa wedding and engagement photographer I love learn about my couples and what they love to do together! This way we can create a […]

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A month ago, I was so excited to be able to photograph a talented new Florist!! Kathryn, owner of Beautifully Bloomed is such and amazing and kind soul! She really wanted bright images that made her blooms stand out and pop! It was so much fun and getting to know her and watch her create […]

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Surviving the holidays when you are newly engaged can be fun but also daunting sometimes depending on your family. Hi I’m Kirstie, a wedding and engagement photographer located here in Des Moines Iowa! I love helping couples have the best time during this short engagement period in their lives! These are just a few tips […]

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I had so much fun getting to know Jake and Emily as a couple.  Almost a whole year ago we did their fall engagement photos and they were just so beautiful and they were so much fun as a couple so I knew their wedding day was going to be a blast! They chose on […]

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“Blake and I actually met through Bumble, an online dating app. Neither of us expected much going into it, but it was completely meant to be. We were so perfect together and knew pretty early on that we didn’t want to be with anyone else!” Erica and Blake had one of my favorite spring weddings!!! […]

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