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Downtown Des Moines Skyline | Rachel + Ethan Engaged

Rachel and Ethan are one of those couples who are just meant to be, and you can tell! They are just the sweetest and we had a blast touring around downtown Des Moines for their engagement session!   Because of these two, I am now obsessed with Parking Garage Locations and getting the Des Moines skyline! […]

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Kelli + Heath Romantic Magnolia Wine Kitchen Engagement

Kelli and I planned this charming engagement session at the Magnolia Wine Kitchen just in time as it has sadly recently closed. I was really glad we got to utilize the beautiful space. It was the perfect atmosphere for this romantic Des Moines engagement session! I can’t wait for their wedding later on this year!  When […]

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Sarah + Zach Warm Winter Engagement | Botanical Garden Center Des Moines

Sarah and I have been planning this engagement session since before the holidays, and she knew right away that she wanted to have photos during the warmer seasons! With her wedding being in September, doing summer photos was going to be cutting it close! I threw out there that we could totally go to the […]

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My Name Change and Why I did it | Fine Art Iowa Wedding Photographer

I made the decision to change the name of my business. One might ask why I would do this. Well, I had asked my business coach if my name Capture Life Portraits made sense for a wedding photographer.  We briefly talked about it, but she did say that she thinks using my name in my […]

Personal

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Sentimental Small Town Iowa Wedding – KayeLea + Cameron – Fine Art Iowa Wedding Photography

For those who know KayeLea, there was no shock that her wedding dress and makeup was nothing short of Glam and Glitter! It was absolutely stunning, and 100% perfection! The drizzly rain was no match for this day, as we had a stunning rustic and  industrial  styled venue, the Freight House in Chariton Ia!  KayeLea […]

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Joyful Downtown Des Moines Iowa Engagement Ellen + Mack | Iowa Wedding Photographer

Ellen and Mack are one of the coolest couples I have ever met.  Their energy and vibe was so energetic and upbeat! I knew right away that this engagement session was going to be a blast! They both tell me that they have never gotten professional photos together before, and then proceed to be mind […]

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Romantic Harvest Des Moines Anniversary Beau + Lexi | Iowa Wedding Photographer

I was so excited when Lexi reached out to me about doing an anniversary session to celebrate her and Beau’s first year as a married couple! Lexi is an interior designer so I knew she was going to look amazing and was down for some creativity!   Practically giddy with excitement, I thought up things we […]

Anniversary

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Kayla + Nick Engagement | Des Moines Engagement Photographer | Iowa Wedding Photographer

We had this grand morning all planned out. Kayla and Nick’s Des Moines Engagement Session was taking place at Grays Lake and would be at sunrise. We got there about 30 mins before the sun was to be out, planned the perfect spot. A few minutes before we decided to brave the cold and take […]

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Elevate Your Wedding With Classy Paper Goods | Wedding Tips for the Midwest Bride

Hello there, and welcome to another weekly wedding tip!  With Fall into full swing is has been crazy around here!  Last time we talked about the best shoes for brides, bridesmaids and photographers! If you missed out on that post you can catch up here! One of the things I have learned this past year […]

Education

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Stephanie + Nathan | Des Moines Engagement Photographer

Today’s Iowa Engagement Session was a fun one indeed! Stephanie and Nathan decided to start out at the arcade bar Up Down, in the east village in downtown Des Moines. It was so neat and fun because this is where they had their first date! I love that personal touch they put into their engagement […]

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