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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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I can’t believe all of the amazing couples I got to meet and work with this year! I have learned a few things this past year about myself. I almost always cry during the toasts. I also almost always cry during the first dances. My favorite people to work with are those who are quick […]

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I can’t believe its the end of 2018! The end of the year really snuck up on me, while it also feels like its been so long! I had the opportunity to photograph so many amazing couples! Engagement photos are some of my absolute favorite things to shoot! I always have an amazing time getting […]

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Rachel and Ethan’s wedding was absolutely wonderful! Because of the lack of snow on Christmas here in Des Moines, Their wedding was the closest thing to magic Christmas snow. The couple got married at the Kirkwood Hotel in Cedar Rapids and was the last wedding on my 2018 list! The colors and natural light this […]

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Ellen and Mack are such amazing people! I loved the green bridesmaids dresses Ellen picked out, along with the orange accents! These two are truly unique and created such a one of a kind wedding!  The Ned Ashotn house is a truly beautiful venue and I hope to shoot more weddings here in the future! 

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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