YAAAAAAY!! You are engaged! Now is the time to book your photographer. I have a base full day package that you can book or build to fit your custom needs! I would love to share my love for wedding photography with you, and why I feel like its my calling! I think its very important to connect on a personal level. Lets set up a meeting to see if my photography experience would best fit your wedding!  I love to talk about #allthethings! We can go grab some coffee or a glass of wine and go over all the fun details! 

the experience

STEP ONE :

Book Your Photographer 

01.

Now that you have chosen a wedding collection, I will send you a customized proposal to view. Here you will be able to go over the collection, sign the contract and pay your retainer to officially become a Capture Life Bride! Woot woot!! I feel like it is super important 

the experience

STEP  TWO :

Save The Date 

02.

This is where the fun really begins! We will set a date for your engagement session soon after booking . Then the styling process begins! I will work closely with you going over all the details of locations and outfits! The engagement session is CRUCIAL to you feeling confident and ready for portraits on your wedding day! I will talk you through some foundational poses . You can learn more about my posing workflow on my blog! 

the experience

STEP THREE :

Engagements 

03.

Once we are 8 weeks out from your wedding we will start talking timeline! I will send you a questionnaire to gather some info from you then we will start to create the perfect timeline, that you can then share with other wedding vendors and people in the wedding party!
When we are a week from the wedding we will re-cap and go over all the details to make sure we are all on the same page and ready for the big day!
Remember that I am always available if you ever have any questions or concerns.  

the experience

STEP FOUR :

The Timeline 

04.

The day is finally here! All the planning and preparations have been made, and you will soon be married to your best friend! With the timeline we created, it will help everyone stay on schedule and know what to expect. Your main focus will be to relax and enjoy your day! 

the experience

STEP FIVE :

The Wedding Day 

05.

You can expect to see a blog post of sneak peak images withen 48 hours of your wedding day! Allow up to 4 weeks for final wedding gallery to be ready. These will be given on a personal online gallery that is pin protected. You will then be able to download your images as many time as you like!  If you ordered a wedding album (highly recommended) you will be able to view a rough draft and approve all the details before it is sent off to be made! 

the experience

STEP  SIX:

Your Photos 

06.

You are passionate about having a raw and meaningful wedding. You care more about the real moments with your dear friends and family than having everything "perfect". 

sentimental

You are an honest and kind person who has your priorities in line. You are true to yourself, and know that at the end of the day, its about your marriage and love for each other.

authentic

You are super excited to marry your best friend! You are also excited about photographs and how you will love to view all your precious moments for years  and generations to come! 

Elated

You're My Kind of Bride 

You rock a messy bun and yoga pants with the best of them, but also know how pull together something classic.

style

You have a plan for your special day! You are ready to go with the flow, but have personal touches and lots of details in mind.  

vision

You love and are loved by many. You hold your friends and family very close to your heart, and is excited for your future family to gain. 

supportive

You are passionate about having a raw and meaningful wedding. You care more about the real moments with your dear friends and family than having everything "perfect". 

sentimental

You are an honest and kind person who has your priorities in line. You are true to yourself, and know that at the end of the day, its about your marriage and love for each other.

authentic

You are super excited to marry your best friend! You are also excited about photographs and how you will love to view all your precious moments for years  and generations to come! 

Elated

Keep going 


You're My Kind of Bride

You rock a messy bun and yoga pants with the best of them, but also know how pull together something classic.

style

You have a plan for your special day! You are ready to go with the flow, but have personal touches and lots of details in mind.  

vision

You love and are loved by many. You hold your friends and family very close to your heart, and is excited for your future family to gain. 

supportive


You're My Kind of Bride

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Giving Back

GALLERY No.

1

Liz & christopher

GALLERY No.

2

peter & sarah

GALLERY No.

3

mary & tim

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are you insured ?

I sure am! I can send you or your venue proof of insurance if needed. Some venues require the other vendors to have proof of insurance, so be sure to ask.

Do you have travel fees ?

For weddings that are more than 2 hours outside the Des. Moines area there will be a travel fee for an overnight hotel stay. 

How long have you been a photographer ?

I started taking photos 6 years ago, but about 3 years ago I really started to focus on wedding photography. I have been pouring my heart, time and money into education, workshops and business coaching. It is really important to me that I know the artistic and technical aspects to wedding photography. 

What kind of Gear do you use ?

I use canon and sigma gear, and have a backup camera body as well. I also have flash and lighting gear. Natural light is always my preferred light, but with some churches and receptions having knowledge of flash equipment is a necessity. 

when do we get our photos ?

Engagement photo turnaround is 1-2 weeks. If you need photos quickly for save the dates, I can send you some favorites within a few days after the engagement session.
Wedding photos will get a blog post of sneak peaks from the wedding day within 48 hours of your wedding. Full Gallery images will be delivered 4 weeks post wedding.  

where do you take engagement photos at ?

Engagement photos are taken around the Des Moines area, unless you have a super freaking cool place in mind. ;)

I am really interested in booking, whats the next step ?

I like to meet with all my brides before hand to make sure we are a good fit! I don't take on every wedding that inquires because I want to ensure that we will work well together and share the same values in wedding photography. If you value your wedding photos, want details to be documented and above all are really stoked to marry your best friend, then we should chat!!! 

Think we would be a great fit? Lets set a date to meet up! 

is tax already included in the collections ?

Yes! :)

There's a special light to your photos. There's a special light within you. It's like...a divine light...I'm not sure how religious you are, but I believe you've been given a divine gift to do what you do. And you cast it on everyone you photograph, you did it for Reed and I with our engagement session!

anna + Reed

We were so impressed during our photography session because she had us do a variety of poses and even though doing engagement photos can be a little awkward she made us smile and laugh the whole time. She made it such a comfortable atmosphere and really caught the most genuine smiles and moments that speak about our relationship. 

sarah + jared

We love the pictures and are excited to treasure them forever. She was so great to work with and made the whole experience so fun! I have recommended her to friends and family and will continue to do so in the future!

Lexi + beau

Kind words from past couples