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2018 Wedding Season

January 17, 2018 - It is cold and I'm dreaming of warmer days. I am so looking forward to another year filled with beautiful love stories a...
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Rayce + Amy {Sneak Peek}

January 12, 2018 - A little peek at Rayce and Amy's beautiful November wedding at Bella Sala in Tiffin. Be sure to check back soon for more...
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Couples' Choice Award 2018

January 10, 2018 - Yesterday, we were thrilled to receive notice that Geno Photography has won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for 2018...
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Best of 2017: Engagements

January 08, 2018 - I love engagement portrait sessions. Not only are they a fabulous opportunity for me to get to know each of my couples b...
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Best of 2017: Weddings

January 01, 2018 - 2017 was a wonderful year! I am so thankful to have the best couples ever. I am absolutely blessed to have been a part o...
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Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2017 - Wishing you all the happiest of holiday seasons! May you enjoy a season filled with family and friends, love and laughte...
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Matan + Natalie {Engaged}

December 20, 2017 - On a cloudy October afternoon, I met with Matan and Natalie in Solon to begin their engagement session. The clouds were...
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Matan + Natalie {Sneak Peek}

December 15, 2017 - A peek at Matan and Natalie's beautiful Solon engagement session. Stop by soon for more! Planning a wedding? Contact us...
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Thomas + Sydney {Engaged}

December 08, 2017 - On a beautiful October evening, I met with Sydney and Thomas at Ledges State Park for their engagement session. The weat...
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Thomas + Sydney {Sneak Peek}

December 04, 2017 - I had so much fun exploring Ledges State Park with Thomas and Sydney. I cannot wait to share more from their beautiful e...
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Vintage Love Rentals

December 01, 2017 - Anytime Cynthia from Vintage Love Rentals asks me to stop by and bring my camera I get excited. I could spend HOURS wand...
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Joe + Lynda {Engaged}

November 29, 2017 - On a stunning October evening, I met with Joe and Lynda at the Lake McBride Spillway for their engagement session. It wa...
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Joe + Lynda {Sneak Peek}

November 20, 2017 - A little look at Joe and Lynda's breathtaking Lake McBride engagement session. More to come, so be sure to check back!...
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Trent + Lincoln {Wedding Part 2}

November 17, 2017 - The ceremony was moved inside the amazing barn on Lincoln's parents' property where the reception was going to be held l...
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Trent + Lincoln {Wedding Part 1}

November 10, 2017 - A little rain couldn't put a damper on Trent and Lincoln's beautiful wedding day. As I drove up to Lincoln's parents hom...
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Trent + Lincoln {Sneak Peek}

November 03, 2017 - A little peek at Trent and Lincoln's stunning October wedding day. Be sure to check back soon for more! Planning a we...
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Ashton Hill Farm: Navy & Emerald Scottish Inspired Styled Shoot

October 24, 2017 - A little rain didn't put a damper on this beautiful Scottish inspired styled shoot. I love the navy and emeralds, accent...
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Jon + Alyssa {Engaged}

October 16, 2017 - On a gorgeous September evening, I met with Jon and Alyssa at the Lake McBride Spillway for their engagement session. Th...
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Jon + Alyssa {Sneak Peek}

October 09, 2017 - A look at Jon and Alyssa's stunning Lake McBride engagement session. Be sure to check back soon for more!
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Luis + Jillian {Engaged}

October 06, 2017 - There is nothing more beautiful in all this world than love. The love Jillian and Luis have for each other is truly magi...
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Stephen + Rachel {Wedding: Part 2}

October 04, 2017 - The sign Stephen's mother created for their wedding greeted guests as they arrived. The ceremony was held just before s...
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Luis + Jillian {Sneak Peek}

September 29, 2017 - A little look at Luis and Jillian's gorgeous Cedar Falls engagement session. Check back soon for more!
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Stephen + Rachel {Wedding: Part 1}

September 27, 2017 - Heading to Stillwater, Minnesota, for Stephen and Rachel's wedding, I knew that it was going to be a beautiful day fille...
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Stephen + Rachel {Sneak Peek}

September 22, 2017 - A peek at Stephen and Rachel's stunning burgundy and blush Stillwater, MN wedding. Check back soon for more from their b...
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Cale + Alyssa {Wedding: Part 3}

August 25, 2017 - Following the ceremony, we headed out into the country for some gravel road portraits. Such a perfect setting for these...
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Grant + Carrie {Wedding: Part 2}

August 23, 2017 - Before the ceremony began, the bridal party and families hung out in the bar area, relaxing and enjoying their time toge...
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Cale + Alyssa {Wedding: Part 2}

August 18, 2017 - The formal portraits in the church included the beautiful bridal party and both Alyssa and Cale's extended family. It wa...
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Grant + Carrie {Wedding: Part 1}

August 16, 2017 - On a beautiful July morning, I met with my assistant, Shuva Rahim, and headed to the Wakonda Club in Des Moines for Carr...
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Grant + Carrie {Sneak Peek}

August 11, 2017 - A little peek at Grant and Carrie's gorgeous blush and navy wedding! Be sure to come back soon for more from their big d...
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Cale + Alyssa {Wedding: Part 1}

August 09, 2017 - On a hot Saturday in July, my assistant, Jessica, and I headed to Glidden for Cale and Alyssa's wedding day. As we arriv...
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Cake + Alyssa {Sneak Peek}

August 04, 2017 - Love! A beautiful sneak peek of Alyssa and Cale's gorgeous wedding day! Check back soon for more!
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Preparing for Getting Ready Photos

July 31, 2017 - Every bride wants to remember the exciting moments leading up to her walk down the aisle, the moments spent with her bri...
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The Importance of a Wedding Album

July 28, 2017 - While it’s great to have a collection of high-quality digital photos that you can post and share online, being able to p...
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Ray + Karen {Wedding}

July 24, 2017 - On a beautiful July afternoon, I headed over to Bettendorf, Iowa, for the wedding of Ray and Karen at Asbury United Meth...
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What to Expect: After the Wedding

July 21, 2017 - Many hours are spent on the day of the wedding, capturing the event to the fullest. The wedding day is just the beginnin...
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The Importance of a Wedding Coordinator

July 14, 2017 - Sometimes couples decide not to hire a wedding planner or coordinator because their photographer is assisting them with...
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Making Your Wedding Uniquely Yours

July 05, 2017 - Family Heirlooms. Incorporate heirlooms into your wedding day details. Your family heirlooms are so sentimental and tel...
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Josh + Kelsey {Engaged}

June 30, 2017 - On a warm, beautiful evening earlier this month, I met up with Kelsey and Josh at Gray's Lake in Des Moines for their en...
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Wedding FAQs

June 23, 2017 - Happy Friday everyone! I thought I'd take a moment today to share some answers to a few of our most frequently asked que...
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Josh + Kelsey {Sneak Peek}

June 19, 2017 - Such a gorgeous engagement session. I had a wonderful time working with Josh and Kelsey. Be sure to check back soon for...
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Jacob + Dani {Wedding: Part 3}

June 09, 2017 - Following family portraits, Dani and Jacob were announced into their reception and the celebrations began. Following th...
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Jacob + Dani {Wedding: Part 2}

May 31, 2017 - Close family and friends gathered at the Celebration Farms arches as the ceremony began. You could see the joy on their...
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Jacob + Dani {Wedding: Part 1}

May 24, 2017 - The first Saturday in May, I headed to the Celebration Farms Timberframe Barn for Jacob and Dani's big day. When I arriv...
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Jacob + Dani {Wedding: Sneak Peek}

May 19, 2017 - Such a beautiful day with a gorgeous couple! Be sure to visit again soon for more from Jacob and Dani's big day!!
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Jacob + Dani {Engaged}

May 08, 2017 - Dani and Jacob are such a fun, sweet couple! Jacob is on the Mechanicsville Fire Department and we were able to us one o...
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Jacob + Dani {Sneak Peek}

May 03, 2017 - Love! Check back soon for more from Jaocb and Dani's beautiful engagement session!!
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Finding the Right Wedding Photographer for You {Part 5: Investment}

May 03, 2017 - Weddings are expensive events; between the gown, tuxes, the limo, the venues, food, drinks, decorations, and the many ot...
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Finding the Right Wedding Photographer for You {Part 4: Products}

April 26, 2017 - We live in a digital age. We share photos on Facebook, Instagram, and so on. It's a quick and easy way to share your bea...
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Finding the Right Wedding Photographer for You {Part 3: Services}

April 19, 2017 - It is important to think about what you want from your photographer. What are your expectations? Wedding photography ser...
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Planning a Wedding Timeline

April 14, 2017 - You spend so much time planning all the beautiful details of your wedding: the centerpieces, the flowers, the dress, and...
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Finding the Right Wedding Photographer for You {Part 2: Personality}

April 12, 2017 - Once you have narrowed down your selections of photographers to the ones whose photographic style fits your wedding drea...
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Finding the Right Wedding Photographer for You {Part 1: Photographic Style}

April 05, 2017 - Now, it may seem obvious that you should check out a photographer's work before contacting them to photograph your weddi...
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Vintage Love Rentals

March 06, 2017 - I adore having the chance to catch up with the wonderful Cynthia Betts, owner of Vintage Love Rentals of Des Moines. She...
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Questions to Ask Your Photographer

March 01, 2017 - When you hire a wedding photographer there are the general questions you will ask in terms of equipment, a second shoote...
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Finding the Right Photographer

February 15, 2017 - You're engaged! So exciting!! Now is the time to begin planning the wedding of your dreams. There are so many aspects to...
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Grant + Carrie {Engaged}

February 08, 2017 - It was a chilly, foggy January afternoon when I met up with Grant and Carrie for their engagement session at Ruabiyat in...
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Grant + Carrie {Sneak Peek}

February 01, 2017 - A little peek at Grant and Carrie's Decorah engagement session. Check back soon for more!
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Hello!

January 30, 2017 - Hello! Well, believe it or not a new year has begun and we're already a month into it. I don't know about you, but I can...
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Rayce + Amy {Engaged}

December 28, 2016 - On a beautifully sunny October afternoon, I met with Rayce and Amy at Palisades-Kepler State Park to begin their engagem...
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Racye + Amy {Sneak Peek}

December 21, 2016 - A peek at Rayce and Amy's stunning engagement session. Check back soon for more from their session!
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Stephen + Rachel {Engaged}

November 21, 2016 - I met with Rachel and Stephen at the Lake MacBride spillway area for their engagement session. It was great to meet them...
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Stephen + Rachel {Sneak Peek}

November 16, 2016 - A sneak peek of Rachel and Stephen's gorgeous engagement session. Check back soon for more!
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Michael + Dannielle {Wedding: Part 2}

November 11, 2016 - A fitting post for Veterans' Day, to share the last installment of Michael and Dannielle's wedding day, as they both pro...
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Michael + Dannielle {Wedding: Part 1}

November 04, 2016 - On a beautiful fall day, I headed to Cedar Rapids for Dannielle and Michael's wedding day. Our day began at St. Joseph's...
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Michael + Dannielle {Sneak Peek}

October 28, 2016 - A little peek at Michael and Dannielle's beautiful wedding day. Check back soon for more!
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Chris + Ashley {Wedding: Part 2}

October 26, 2016 - Following the ceremony, we headed around Eagle Point Park, where the ceremony and reception were both held, for bridal p...
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Chris + Ashley {Wedding: Part 1}

October 21, 2016 - The last weekend of September, my assistant Michael and I headed to the ever gorgeous city of Dubuque for Ashley and Chr...
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Elliott + Hope {Wedding: Part 2}

October 19, 2016 - Following the ceremony, we headed to Waukon's city park for a few portraits. The afternoon light through the trees was p...
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Cale + Alyssa {Engaged}

October 17, 2016 - On a windy afternoon, I headed over to Churdan, Iowa for Alyssa and Cale's engagement session. We began the session at A...
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Chris + Ashley {Sneak Peek}

October 14, 2016 - Love this gorgeous sunset portrait from Chris and Ashley's wedding day! Check back soon for more from their Dubuque wedd...
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Elliott + Hope {Wedding: Part 1}

October 10, 2016 - On a beautiful Saturday at the beginning of September, my assistant and I headed up to Northeast Iowa to the town of Wau...
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Exciting News!

September 27, 2016 - I always want to be the best for my clients and provide them with superb images, service, and experience. When I receive...
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Phillip + Megan {Wedding: Part 2}

September 14, 2016 - After the ceremony, the bridal party and families hopped on a bus to head over to downtown Iowa City. We stopped near th...
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Phillip + Megan {Wedding: Part 1}

September 07, 2016 - On a warm Friday at the beginning of August, my assistant, Summer, and I headed to the ever-beautiful Celebration Farm i...
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Phillip + Megan {Sneak Peek}

September 02, 2016 - A peek at Phillip and Megan's gorgeous Iowa City wedding. Check back soon for more from their beautiful day!
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Zack + Leah {Wedding: Part 2}

August 31, 2016 - After Zack and Leah's grand exit in his restored Mustang, the family and bridal party headed out to the River Walk just...
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Zack + Leah {Wedding: Part 1}

August 26, 2016 - On a sunny Saturday at the end of July, my assistant. Michael, and I headed to Dubuque for Zack and Leah's wedding day....
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Brian + Chelsea {Wedding: Part 2}

August 22, 2016 - After the ceremony, Brian and Chelsea made their grand exit from the church amidst cheers and bubbles. The bridal party...
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Zack + Leah {Sneak Peek}

August 19, 2016 - A peek at Zack and Leah's stunning Dubuque wedding. Check back soon for more from their wedding day!
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Brian + Chelsea {Wedding: Part 1}

August 17, 2016 - The sun was shining and the weather was wonderful as we headed to the Cedar Rapids Marriott to begin capturing Brian and...
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Steven + Stephanie {Wedding: Part 2}

August 12, 2016 - Both Steven and Stephanie are teachers. Stephanie is a great lover of history and you definitely tell this as she spoke...
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Steven + Stephanie {Wedding: Part 1}

August 05, 2016 - It was a hot Saturday in mid-July, but excitement was in the air as we arrived at the Rotary Reserve Lodge in Cedar Fall...
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Brian + Chelsea {Sneak Peek}

July 29, 2016 - A peek at Brian and Chelsea's stunning wedding day. Beautiful!! Check back soon for more from their big day!
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Steven + Stephanie {Sneak Peek}

July 22, 2016 - A look at Steven and Stephanie's gorgeous Cedar Falls wedding. Beautiful!! Check back soon for more from their big day!...
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Jill + Al {Wedding: Part 2}

July 15, 2016 - Following Al and Jill's beautiful wedding ceremony, we began their formal portraits together, with their families, and b...
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Jill + Al {Wedding: Part 1}

July 08, 2016 - On June 11th, my assistant, Shuva, and I headed to Blank Park Zoo to capture Al and Jill's wedding day. It was a beautif...
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Al + Jill {Sneak Peek}

July 01, 2016 - A peek at Al and Jill's beautiful Blank Park Zoo wedding. Check back soon for more from their wedding day!
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Zack + Leah {Engaged}

June 27, 2016 - Memorial Day weekend, I headed to Dubuque to capture Zack and Leah's engagement session. The evening was gorgeous and th...
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Chris + Ashley {Engaged}

June 24, 2016 - On a beautiful Sunday in May, I met with Chris and Ashley in Iowa City at City Park for their engagement session. I so e...
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Elliott + Hope {Sneak Peek}

June 17, 2016 - A sneak peek of Elliott and Hope's recent engagement session. Check back soon for more from their stunning session!
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Zack + Leah {Sneak Peek}

June 15, 2016 - A peek at Zack and Leah's recent engagement session in Dubuque. Check back soon for more from their gorgeous session!
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Ryan + Mitzi {Wedding: Part 2}

June 10, 2016 - After our time at the beautiful Memorial Union at Iowa State University, we headed to the Reimen Gardens just a few bloc...
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Ryan + Mitzi {Wedding: Part 1}

June 03, 2016 - On the last Saturday of April, my assistant, Shuva, and I headed to the Iowa State University campus in Ames to capture...
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Ryan + Mitzi {Sneak Peek}

May 27, 2016 - A quick peek at Ryan and Mitzi's beautiful wedding in Ames.
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Now Booking 2017

April 08, 2016 - Our 2016 wedding season is in full swing, and we only have a very few dates left available. We have another great year f...
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Joanna + Jordan {Wedding: Part 2}

March 18, 2016 - For their grand entrance, not only were the wedding party announce, but so were Joanna's parents and Jordan's parents. I...
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Jordan + Joanna {Wedding: Part 1)

March 04, 2016 - On February 13th, I headed to the gorgeous Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport for the wedding of Jordan and Joanna. I had not...
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Unplugging Your Wedding

February 26, 2016 - I love my phone. I really do. I love being able to stay connected even when I'm out and about, but there are times it ne...
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