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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 […]

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Tieks, Ballet Flats for Brides, Bridesmaids and the Photographer | Iowa Wedding Photographer

Welcome to another weekly wedding tip! Last week I talked about how to choose your wedding hair style (read up on that here), so I thought  next I would talk about your feet! Tieks are a designer Italian Leather ballet flat that are all hand made and come in a large variety of colors and […]

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Hair I do, or Hair I don’t. | How to Choose Your Wedding Hair Style for the Midwest Bride

  How to pick your perfect wedding hair style. There are many factors to choosing your wedding hair style, more than you might think! Today, I am going to share some factors that will hopefully shed some light on a hairy situation! If you are anything like me, you have a pinterest board dedicated to […]

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New Website Launch | Style and Inspiration | Iowa Wedding Photographer

Finding My Brand Hello there, I’m Kirstie, Des Moines Iowa Wedding Photographer and Portrait Photographer. Website creating has been an area that I love to tinker with and continually work on. Back in Jr.High when neopets was popular, (who all remembers neopets?!? show of hands!) I would work on making my homepage fancy! I really […]

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Posing is Not Dead! | Why I utilize posed portraits in an unposed market | Iowa Wedding Photographer

This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart! Other photographer will know exactly what I am talking about, but if you don’t let me give you the down low.

Many photographers are doing “unposed” or strictly documentary styles of shooting. This is when there is very little to no direction given, and they let you interact with each other. They might ask you to whisper something silly in your ladies ear to make her laugh but the idea is to have organic interaction and just let you do you.

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Engagement Style Guide | Outfit Planning | Des Moines Iowa Wedding Photographer

A big component to having a successful engagement session is your wardrobe! This is where you can show personal style, and also let you and your love really pop! The wrong outfits can actually distract from you being the focus! Remember, these are suggestions and style is always subjective, I have found success with these style tips! 

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Style Guide for Family Portraits | Des Moines Iowa Portrait Photography

One of the questions I get asked a lot is what to wear! Its actually a lot more important than you might think. While I want you to be the main focus of your portraits, wearing the wrong outfits might take the focus away from you!  This particular blog post is specifically for family and lifestyle portraits.

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