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“My family would never look like that.” You see all the beautiful family photos on your facebook and insta feed, and think “Oh gosh, my family could never behave long enough to get photos like this.”   Well I am here to tell you that it’s totally possible! And I have 4 tips to help […]

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2020 has changed a lot of Iowa Wedding Plans. I know a lot of couples have been changing their wedding plans recently, including a lot of my own couples! Switching up the guest list to have a smaller wedding has been the trend and necessity for 2020.  But, you know intimate weddings don’t have to […]

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Today is a bittersweet day for this wedding photographer.  It’s the day after Erin and Ryan had their amazing wonderful wedding day and it also means that now there is nothing else left to plan for photos.  As an Iowa wedding photographer, I am dedicated to getting to know my couples more than just hey […]

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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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