Iowa is full of amazing and unique locations for photos! From urban locations, to State parks there is going to be something that will resonate with any couple! Sometimes, as an Iowa wedding and engagement photographer I love learn about my couples and what they love to do together! This way we can create a […]

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Surviving the holidays when you are newly engaged can be fun but also daunting sometimes depending on your family. Hi I’m Kirstie, a wedding and engagement photographer located here in Des Moines Iowa! I love helping couples have the best time during this short engagement period in their lives! These are just a few tips […]

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Tablescapes are probably the biggest reception detail brides will spend hours thinking about!  They are the biggest eye catcher in your reception and the perfect way to incorporate your wedding colors! Chances are that your venue will have tables, chairs and white table cloths available for you to use!  Now this tip is something you […]

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Getting lots of beautiful detail photos is more important to you than you might think! Years from now, it will be so neat to see all those little details you put time into picking out! I always tell my brides to gather items they want photos of together the night before and place them in […]

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So I was recently at a wedding show over the weekend and I overheard a bride walk by and state, “Wedding photography is the thing I am most stressed about.” Anyone relate to this? It’s one of the longest lasting items you will have from your wedding day. To make life easier for ya, Ive […]

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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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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 […]

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  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 […]

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