welcome to the blog

Rothy’s the Better Flat for Photographers

As an Des Moines Iowa wedding photographer, I am on my feet a lot during the day and I need shoes that are comfy but not ugly. I have been a loyal tieks wearer for the past year, but I think this shoe has finally met its match in almost every way! You can find […]

Personal

The Full Post  »

Kayla + Nick – Veterans Memorial Building, Cedar Rapids Wedding

This past spring, Kayla and Nick were married inside the most beautiful ballroom at The Veterans Memorial Building for this  Cedar Rapids Wedding.  It was so beautiful, and every photo was taken inside, but my favorite parts for sure was when Kayla read Nicks note to her. I was even able to use my dress […]

Weddings

The Full Post  »

my clients love that i don’t shoot with film

Hello there non photographer lingo speaking person.  You might be wondering what this post is about and why you should really even care about film vs digital. Whats it matter to you what equipment someone uses and what does it mean for your experience and images. Well….. a whole lot actually.  I’m going to lay […]

For Brides

The Full Post  »

Heartfelt Glen Oaks Country Club Wedding | Joy & Andrew

When Andrew’s brother was giving his toast at Glen Oaks Country Club, he mentioned how Joy was exactly what her name is, and when she enters a room she just makes it brighter and I completely agree from experience! I met Joy at a wedding bridal show here in WDM, and in a sea of […]

Weddings

The Full Post  »

Why Printed Photos Hold More Value than Digital

  The thing is, digital photos have a really short and fragile lifespan. As an Iowa photographer, I am here to tell you why printed photos hold more value than digital images, and why its important to get your images printed. In today’s world, it’s not official until it’s facebook official, if you didn’t post […]

For Brides

The Full Post  »

Ella + Phil Married | Ushers Ferry Cedar Rapids IA Wedding

Ella and Phil had such a beautiful Ushers Ferry Cedar Rapids Ia Wedding!  The way Phil looks at her, and can make her smile will just melt your heart! From their beautiful first look at Ushers Ferry, to their traditional Catholic Wedding, its hard to choose a favorite moment from their day.  We started the […]

Weddings

The Full Post  »

Danielle + Daniel | La Poste, Perry Ia Wedding

Danielle and Daniel are finally married! WOOT WOOT! (Yes, Dan and Danny, if you call for a Dan either one will answer ya!) Their wedding was in the middle of a heat wave but that did’t stop them from having the most stunning day! Danielles bridesmaids were always nearby with portable fans to keep here cool.  […]

Weddings

The Full Post  »

The First Look – Is it Right for You? | Iowa Wedding Photographer

Ahhhhh the first look! I will be completely upfront and honest with you all. I. Love. First. Looks.  As far as the wedding photography aspect goes, it really just stream lines the photo aspect of the day, making all of the more coordinated must haves like family formals and wedding party photos get done before […]

For Brides

The Full Post  »

Joy + Andrew Engaged | Iowa Engagement Photographer

I knew that Joy was going to be a bride I would LOVE to work with the second she inquired! She was so detailed in her responses and shared her vision with her wedding day with me! Meeting Joy and Andrew up for a glass of wine proved even further how much fun this couple […]

Engagements

The Full Post  »

Vendor Spotlight | Iowa Floral Designer

      Hey there bride!  I have decided to get a little creative and showcase some of my favorite local Iowa vendors by giving them their own spotlight!! This way you have the chance to see some of their work, and get to read up a little about them! It’s like a referral on […]

For Brides

The Full Post  »