Back in May, a few local wedding vendors and I put together a styled shoot, and it was a really great experience! It started with meeting Katie, from August Wolf Floral Design and we both agreed it would be fun to collaborate on a shoot together!   We gathered together some more amazing vendors and […]

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Ohhh this is such a bitter sweet blog for me to write because that means the wedding is all over. 🙁  I know I say this probably after every wedding but I truly feel like I get to work with the best of people. Ever since Anna first messaged me, I knew she was going […]

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Sarah and Zach has one of the best intimate weddings I have ever been too! Last Fall, their ideas of having their wedding surrounded by greenery was re imagined due to the weather, but the end result in my opinion couldn’t have been more perfect! They decided to forgo a wedding party and focused on […]

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An Iowa Backyard Wedding Sarah and Jared were one of the best couples! Sarah was so intentional and artistic with her Iowa backyard wedding! With her blush and mauve tones sprinkled through her details, this wedding is one of my all time favorites! Their wedding was in the backyard of a dear friend, and you […]

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First things First Today, I’m going to share some thoughts that might ruffle a few feathers.  It’s about the recent influx of online photography education superstars, and how they are impacting the wedding community as a whole. I first want to start this post off stating that I am sharing my own personal observations and […]

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Alyssa and Aaron were married this past early winter, and the love their friends and family gave them was one of the most genuine loves I have ever felt at a wedding. As a local photographer to the Des Moines area and just capturing Iowa photography moments all around I have really come to love wedding toasts! I cry almost every time.
To see one of my favorite bridal photos of all time, you will want to check out this blog by the best wedding photographer in Des Moines! Alyssa and Aaron had a beautiful early winter wedding at The District Venue in Ankeny Iowa.

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Happy Birthday Alyssa!! Yesterday, I had so much fun shooting a 30 year birthday cake smash! Now, as a local photographer in the Des Moines area who mainly does weddings, I knew that this was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of slow season. Alyssa is one of my past brides who got married last […]

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A White Wedding Dress isn’t so White After All You just got engaged, (Eeeeek!!!) You found your venue, and booked the photographer, but now it’s time to think about the dress. So many things will go into the perfect wedding dress for you. Will you want satin, lace, short sleeves, long sleeves, ball gown, sexy […]

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Hi There!!! I’m Kirstie! A wife to my husband Todd, a dog mom to my mini dachshunds Ellie, and Link and I am an Iowa wedding photographer located in the Des Moines area! I really feel like it’s my calling to serve my couples during this time of being engaged and being excited but also […]

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So even tho I look outside and there is snow on the ground, I know you brides are planning for spring weddings!!! That sounds so amazing right now! Warmer weather, birds chirping, trees budding and everyone is twitterpated.  I wanted to put together some spring wedding inspiration photos together for you! As an Iowa wedding […]

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