Following their ceremony, we took advantage of the beautiful setting and gorgeous natural light in the gardens for family portraits. I absolutely love these portraits! The greens and pinks in the garden tied in so well with their colors and their families were so great to work with. Dan and Brooke chose not to have a bridal party, which meant we had some extra time for bride and groom portraits. Oh my word, the light at Rollins was dreamy. I loved photographing in the gardens there. After the gardens, we popped inside to the staircase before they made their entrance into their reception. So beautiful!! Their reception was held on the deck of the mansion. It had a stunning view of the Iowa Capitol Building and the Des Moines skyline. There was a lot of laughter and conversation as guests enjoyed their evening outdoors and we could not have asked for more perfect weather. Their reception was a wonderful gathering a friends and family. You could tell how happy they were to celebrate with the newlyweds. Brooke and Dan's first dance took place in a courtyard near the reception location. The evening sun was shining through the trees to the west and gave a gorgeous evening glow. The dance floor quickly filled with guests. I love the images of their mothers dancing with their respective grandchildren. How fun is that!? As the sun was setting, we stepped away from the reception for some portraits in the glowing evening light. I can't even. Seriously, the light in the trees was magic! It was so much fun having this time for portraits with them. The rest of their evening was filled with celebration. It was an absolute joy to capture! Congratulations to Dan and Brooke! Thank you so much for allowing me to capture your stunning wedding day! It was an honor getting to know you both and photographing your day!!
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