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The Kaemmer Family

January 13, 2021 - It was a cold, windy afternoon when I met up with the Kaemmer family at the Coralville Marriott. Thankfully, they were u...
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The Adrian Family

January 11, 2021 - It was a windy November evening when I met with the Adrian family at a park near their home in Iowa City. This fun famil...
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The Hicks Family

January 08, 2021 - The Hicks family is hitting the blog today! I always love having the chance to catch up with this fun family! This is th...
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The Wiles Family

January 04, 2021 - This fall I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing the Wyles family. After days of rain, we had a gorgeous fall e...
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The Saunders Family

December 30, 2020 - Oh my word! How adorable is the Saunders family? I first met Stephen and Rachel as they were planning their wedding a fe...
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The McCarthy Family

December 28, 2020 - It was a very cold and dreary October day, when I met up with the McCarthy family. Thankfully, this family is AMAZING an...
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The Gunderson Family

December 23, 2020 - How adorable is this sweet mother-daughter duo?! I have known Alexis since freshman year of high school. We graduated to...
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The Miller Family

December 18, 2020 - I love photographing the Miller family! It has been an honor to capture their portraits each year since their oldest was...
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Lucy {Senior Portrait Heirlooms}

December 16, 2020 - I absolutely LOVE how Lucy's album and session box turned out! This stunning 10x10 keepsake album beautifully showcases...
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The Norman Family

December 14, 2020 - Well, the weather was not too keen on cooperating for us, but the Norman family was amazing, as always, and rocked their...
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Peter + Kimberly {Celebration Farm Wedding: Part 2}

December 11, 2020 - The Monday before Peter and Kimberly's big day, the Iowa governor announced restrictions on gatherings due to the rising...
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Elizabeth {Senior Portrait Heirlooms}

December 09, 2020 - In addition to beautiful gift prints for family, Elizabeth chose to order this stunning 10x10 keepsake album and I'm obs...
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Peter + Kimberly {Celebration Farm Wedding: Part 1}

December 04, 2020 - After days of watching the weather and hoping that the predicted snow/rain cleared, we lucked out and had a gorgeous day...
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Shoshie {Senior Portrait Heirlooms}

December 02, 2020 - I fully believe in the power of print. I think it's so important to create tangible heirlooms with your images; so you c...
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Lucy {Class of 2021: Iowa City Senior}

November 30, 2020 - It was a perfect fall afternoon when I met Lucy at her home for her senior portrait session. I'm obsessed with Lucy's am...
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Collin + Emilee {Heirloom Wedding Album}

November 25, 2020 - This gorgeous album recently went out to Collin and Emilee!! It is stunning!!! This beautiful 10x10 heirloom album with...
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Peter + Kimberly {Celebration Farm Wedding: Sneak Peek}

November 24, 2020 - What a gorgeous day! Peter and Kimberly's wedding day was simply beautiful and an absolute joy to capture! Be sure to ch...
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The Hershberger Family

November 16, 2020 - It was a gray afternoon when I met with the Hershberger family, but thankfully the rain held off! We headed to the beaut...
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Lucy {Iowa City Senior: Sneak Peek}

November 11, 2020 - A quick peek at Lucy's amazing senior session. I had so much fun capturing her portraits! Be sure to check back soon for...
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Collin + Emilee {Prairie Links Wedding: Part 2}

November 06, 2020 - Welcome back to Collin and Emilee's stunning wedding day! I love the moment above of Collin and his mother smiling at ea...
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The Bottorff Family

November 04, 2020 - Another one of my favorite families on the blog today! When chatting about locations, the Bottorffs felt that it was onl...
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Elizabeth {Class of 2021: North Liberty Senior}

November 03, 2020 - Elizabeth was such a delight to photograph! We began her session at Penn Elementary School for some fun portraits with t...
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Collin + Emilee {Prairie Links Wedding: Part 1}

October 30, 2020 - We could not have asked for a more perfect day for Collin and Emilee's wedding day! Seriously, it was gorgeous in every...
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Jeff + Amanda {Sugar Bottom Recreation Area Engagement}

October 28, 2020 - It was a warm October evening when I met with Jeff and Amanda for their engagement session. We started at the Schwab Rou...
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The Bachman Family

October 23, 2020 - I have known Brandi since freshman year of high school, not long after I first moved to Iowa. She is one of my dearest f...
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The Daniels-Way Family

October 21, 2020 - Oh my! Jameson has gotten so big!! It's been two years since I last had the joy of capturing this gorgeous family and I...
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The Hagen Family

October 16, 2020 - I've known April since high school and have had the absolute honor of capturing some major milestones in her life. From...
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Jeff + Amanda {Engagement: Sneak Peek}

October 14, 2020 - What a perfect fall evening with these two lovebirds! Check back soon for more from their recent engagement session!!...
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Collin + Emilee {Waverly Wedding: Sneak Peek}

October 12, 2020 - What a perfect day! Here's a little sneak peek of Collin and Emilee's gorgeous wedding at Prairie Links in Waverly.
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Shoshie {Class of 2021: Iowa City Senior}

October 09, 2020 - Shoshie is a natural in front of the camera! She is a confident and fierce young lady and an absolute pleasure to photog...
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The Noethe Family

October 07, 2020 - What a beautiful early October afternoon! I had the pleasure of heading out to their family's farm in Marengo for the No...
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Elizabeth {Class of 2021: Sneak Peek}

September 28, 2020 - Meet Elizabeth, another of our Class on 2021 seniors! Such a joy to photograph and I loved getting to know her! I hope y...
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Shoshie {Class of 2021: Sneak Peek}

August 21, 2020 - If you've been following my blog, you know that I accept a limited number of seniors each fall. One of my Class on 2021...
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Elijah + Rachael {Heirloom Wedding Album}

August 10, 2020 - This gorgeous 8x8 heirloom wedding album just went out in the mail to Rachael and Elijah! I love how it turned out!! I h...
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Austin + Alyssa {Iowa City Engagement}

August 07, 2020 - It was a humid July day when I met up with Austin and Alyssa for their engagement session. We began our session at this...
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Austin + Alyssa {Engaged: Sneak Peek}

July 31, 2020 - Here's a little peek at Austin and Alyssa's gorgeous engagement session! I had such a great evening with these two beaut...
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Elijah + Rachael {Iowa City Wedding}

July 03, 2020 - The day could not have been more beautiful for Elijah and Rachael's wedding day at First United Methodist in Iowa City....
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FAQs {Wedding Wednesday}

June 24, 2020 - Hello!! I thought I'd take a moment today to share some answers to a few of our most frequently asked questions about we...
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Elijah + Rachael {Wedding: Sneak Peek}

June 15, 2020 - A little peek at Elijah and Rachael's stunning wedding day this past weekend! So beautiful!! Be sure to check back again...
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Albums {Our Travels}

June 05, 2020 - If you've read my blog for very long, you know just how much I love albums. I think they are beautiful, artistic ways to...
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What Happens After the Wedding {Wedding Wednesday}

May 27, 2020 - 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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Elijah + Rachael {Iowa City Engagement}

May 25, 2020 - It was a rainy spring day. The radar didn't look great, but Elijah and Rachael embraced the weather and we lucked out! T...
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Elijah + Rachael {Engagement: Sneak Peek}

May 15, 2020 - I had such a fun time capturing Elijah & Rachael's engagement portraits! Rain and all!! I'll be back soon to share more...
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Clayton + Ashley {Wedding Highlights Video}

March 27, 2020 - Dreaming back to Clayton and Ashley's wedding this past fall with their awesome highlight video! Want to see more from t...
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Skye {Personal Branding}

March 23, 2020 - I LOVE personal branding sessions! Not only are they great opportunities to work with fabulous local professionals, but...
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Finding the Right Videographer {Wedding Wednesday Guest Post}

March 18, 2020 - When it comes to Weddings, "The Big Day", Photography and Cinematography are two totally separate art forms and industri...
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Skye {Personal Branding: Sneak Peek}

March 16, 2020 - A little peek at Skye's recent personal branding session. So much fun!! I cannot wait to share more!
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Clayton + Ashley {Album Feature}

March 02, 2020 - Oh my gosh!!! I cannot even fully put into words how in love I am with Clayton & Ashley's wedding album. It is a stunnin...
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Album Feature {Luis + Jillian}

February 28, 2020 - How gorgeous is this 10x10 heirloom engagement album?! I love the classic gray linen cover with a square cameo so much!...
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Wedding Open House at Rapid Creek Cidery

February 24, 2020 - A big thank you to everyone who came out to Rapid Creek Cidery for the Wedding Open House. It was a great afternoon spen...
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Rapid Creek Cidery Wedding Open House this Sunday!

February 21, 2020 - Are you planning a wedding or know someone who is? You definitely don't want to miss this event! Join me at Rapid Creek...
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Willow Brook Barn {Wedding Open House}

February 17, 2020 - A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by the Wedding Open House at Willow Brook Barn!! I had such a great time meetin...
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Wedding Open House at WIllow Brook Barn

February 14, 2020 - Happy Valentines' Day everyone! Hope you all have a day filled with love and joy!! Don't for get this Sunday, I will be...
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Frozen {Inspiration Shoot}

February 07, 2020 - It was a cold day, but absolutely worth it for this beautiful shoot! On a beautiful winter day, we headed to Garden Grov...
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Album Feature {Phillip + Megan}

January 29, 2020 - Good morning, everyone! I have a new album feature on the blog today. Love this album so much! Wrapped in a beautiful na...
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Frozen {Inspiration Shoot Sneak Peek}

January 27, 2020 - Winter has a magic all it's own. I was so excited to be asked to be a part of this gorgeous winter-y, frozen themed insp...
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Rapid Creek Cidery Wedding Open House

January 17, 2020 - Are you planning a wedding or know someone who is? You definitely don't want to miss this event! Join me at Rapid Creek...
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Wedding Open House at Willow Brook Barn

January 10, 2020 - I am so excited to be joining a group of amazing wedding vendors for a Wedding Open House at a brand new venue in Colo,...
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The Norman Family

January 07, 2020 - I love photographing the Norman family! They are so fun and full of life! We met at Terry Trueblood in Iowa City for the...
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The Miller Family

January 06, 2020 - One of my favorite families, the Millers! I've known this sweet family since Tanner, their oldest, was only nine months...
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The Gunderson Family

January 03, 2020 - This past fall, I had the pleasure of traveling to Guttenburg for the Gunderson's family portraits. I've been photograph...
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The Noethe Family

December 30, 2019 - How sweet is this beautiful family!? I had such a great time at Wilson's Orchard with the Noethe family. Their little gu...
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The Hagen Family

December 27, 2019 - What a fun family! I love every opportunity I get to spend time and capture this beautiful family of four. How sweet are...
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Holiday Gifts

December 23, 2019 - While this post isn't wedding or photography related, I thought I'd share some of what I've been up to. Over the past ye...
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Locket Love

December 20, 2019 - I love creating custom gifts for my couples to celebrate another wonderful year of #gplovestories! This year's lockets a...
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Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer {Wedding Wednesday}

December 18, 2019 - Happy Wednesday! For all the brides and grooms out there still considering who to hire to capture your wedding day, this...
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The Bachman Family

December 16, 2019 - On my birthday, I met up with one of my dearest friends who I've know since freshman year of high school, when I moved t...
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The Adrian Family

December 13, 2019 - Oh my word! What a sweet family! I was so excited to meet up with the beautiful Adrian family this fall at Hickory Hill...
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Getting the Look {Wedding Wednesday}

December 11, 2019 - So you want epic wedding photos? Of course you do!! Well, one big factor in creating those epic photos (aside from hirin...
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The Swanson Family {Palisades State Park Family Portraits}

December 09, 2019 - Good morning, everyone! It's gloomy outside my studio window and so dreary out, but I'm loving looking back on this stun...
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Clayton + Ashley {Cedar Rapids Wedding: Part 2}

November 22, 2019 - The overcast skies made for some beautiful lighting for the bridal party portraits at in the Czech Village. When we arri...
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Collin + Emilee {Cedar Falls Engagement}

November 15, 2019 - After what felt like weeks of rain and wind, causing us to reschedule twice, we ended up with the perfect fall evening f...
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Aireal {Lone Tree Senior}

November 13, 2019 - Another senior I had the pleasure of photographing this fall is Aireal. This smart, beautiful young lady is a senior at...
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Clayton + Ashley {Cedar Rapids Wedding: Part 1}

November 11, 2019 - It was a chilly October morning, when I arrived at All Saints Church in Cedar Rapids. I had not had the pleasure of phot...
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Why Hire a Wedding Planner {Wedding Wednesday Guest Post}

November 06, 2019 - Congratulations! You’re engaged! You’re going to be wed to the man or woman of your dreams, and it’s everything you have...
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Collin + Emilee {Cedar Falls Engagement: Sneak Peek}

October 30, 2019 - What an absolutely perfect fall evening! We may have had to reschedule twice, but the third date was definitely worth th...
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Clayton + Ashley {Cedar Rapids Wedding: Sneak Peek}

October 28, 2019 - What an amazing day! I had such a wonderful time capturing Clayton and Ashley's stunning wedding day. I cannot wait to s...
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Sachet + Melissa {Celebration Farms Wedding: Part 2}

October 25, 2019 - We were so lucky that despite to rainy forecast, the rain held off and were were able to capture family portraits in fro...
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Marina {Mid-Prairie Senior}

October 23, 2019 - Each year, I accept a limited number of seniors. This fall, I had they pleasure of working with Marina, a senior at Mid-...
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Peter + Kim {Sioux Falls Engagement}

October 18, 2019 - Oh my word! I had so much fun in Souix Falls with Peter and Kimberly during their engagement session! What an amazing op...
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Logan {Album Feature}

October 16, 2019 - Love Logan's senior album! This stunning 10x10 Keepsake Album is the perfect way to show off his senior portraits!! Also...
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Sachet + Melissa {Celebration Farm Wedding: Part 1}

October 14, 2019 - Sachet and Melissa's wedding day began with Sachet and his guys getting ready at his parents' home, while Melissa and he...
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Album Feature {Dan + Brooke}

October 11, 2019 - Dan and Brooke's wedding day at Rollins Mansion was stunning and an absolute joy to capture. The day looks stunning show...
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Peter + Kim {Sioux Falls Engagement: Sneak Peek}

October 09, 2019 - Oh my word! What an amazing time! I loved the having opportunity to get to know Peter and Kimberly during their engageme...
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Chris + Sarah {Pentacrest Engagement)

October 07, 2019 - I recently had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Chris and Sarah's engagement session. The weather was ominous,...
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Album Feature {Thomas + Sydney}

October 04, 2019 - If you've been reading my blog, you've probably figured out how much I love albums. I think that they are such a beautif...
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Chris + Sarah {Iowa City Engagement: Sneak Peek}

October 02, 2019 - I recently had the pleasure of photographing Chris and Sarah's engagement portraits. So much fun! Here's a little sneak...
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Sachet + Melissa {Celebration Farm Wedding: Sneak Peek}

September 30, 2019 - I had such a great time photographing Sachet and Melissa's wedding this past weekend. What a gorgeous day! Here's a litt...
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Dan + Brooke {Rollins Mansion Wedding: Part 2}

September 27, 2019 - Following their ceremony, we took advantage of the beautiful setting and gorgeous natural light in the gardens for famil...
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Logan {Mid-Prairie Senior}

September 25, 2019 - Meet Logan! He's one of our class of 2020 seniors and was a joy to work with! We began the session at the Mid-Prairie f...
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Dan + Brooke {Rollins Mansion Wedding: Part 1}

September 20, 2019 - Do you remember Dan and Brooke from their recent engagement session? Well, at the end of August, I had the pleasure of p...
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Album Feature {Paige + Brandon}

September 18, 2019 - Such a gorgeous album! I am absolutely in love with Paige and Brandon's Heirloom Album!! Albums are a gorgeous way to s...
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Thomas + Sydney {Terry Trueblood Wedding: Part 2}

September 16, 2019 - Their ceremony took place overlooking the water on the back patio of the reception hall. Such a gorgeous location! Their...
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Thomas + Sydney {Terry Trueblood Wedding: Part 1}

September 09, 2019 - Thomas and Sydney were blessed with a gorgeous August day for their wedding at Terry Trueblood in Iowa City. We began ou...
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Dan + Brooke {Rollins Mansion Wedding: Sneak Peek}

September 02, 2019 - So beautiful!! It was a joy capturing Dan and Brooke's wedding day at Rollins Mansion in Des Moines this past weekend. W...
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Brandon + Paige {Cedar Ridge Winery Wedding: Part 2}

August 30, 2019 - "We were traveling to go pick up a tractor I had just bought. I noticed his sister was extremely excited about this trac...
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Jonathan + Emily {Wedding Highlight Reel}

August 28, 2019 - Love Jonathan and Emily's highlight video!! Check out more about our Photo + Video collections here! Are you planning a...
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Thomas + Sydney {Sneak Peek}

August 26, 2019 - Last Saturday was beautiful! I had such and amazing time capturing Thomas and Sydney's gorgeous wedding at Terry Trueblo...
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Dan + Brooke {Amana Engagement}

August 23, 2019 - I recently had the pleasure of meeting Brooke and Dan for their engagement session in the beautiful Amana Colonies. It w...
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Brandon + Paige {Cedar Ridge Winery Wedding: Part 1}

August 21, 2019 - What a gorgeous day! Brandon and Paige's August wedding was stunning from start to finish. We began the day at The Hotel...
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Dan + Brooke {Sneak Peek}

August 19, 2019 - A quick peek at Dan and Brooke's gorgeous engagement session in Amana this past weekend. So beautiful! Check back soon f...
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Luke + Cara {Forest City Wedding: Part 2}

August 16, 2019 - As they were exiting the church we took a few moments to capture portraits in front of the the gorgeous blue doors. So b...
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Luke + Cara {Forest City Wedding: Part 1}

August 09, 2019 - I have known Cara since my oldest was only 4 days old, so when she shared that she was engaged and asked me to photograp...
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The Groom's Details {Wedding Wednesday}

August 07, 2019 - Today's edition of "Wedding Wednesday" is focused on the Groom's details on the wedding day. I feel like a lot of times...
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Brandon + Paige {Sneak Peek}

August 05, 2019 - I cannot even tell you how hard it was to narrow down a sneak peek of Brandon and Paige's stunning wedding yesterday at...
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Luke + Cara {Sneak Peek}

August 02, 2019 - It was such an honor to capture Luke and Cara's wedding day yesterday! Simply beautiful! Be sure to stop by soon for mor...
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Woodland Wedding Inspiration

July 29, 2019 - I recently had the pleasure to once again head out to the beautiful Salisbury House in Des Moines for a Woodland Wedding...
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Woodland Wedding Inspiration {Sneak Peek}

July 24, 2019 - This inspiration shoot was a dream to photograph and I cannot wait to share more! For now here's a little sneak peek! Ar...
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Josh + Jessica {Muscatine Engagement}

July 22, 2019 - It was a hot July evening when I met with Josh and Jessica in Muscatine for their engagement session. Thankfully, Josh a...
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Josh + Jessica {Sneak Peek}

July 15, 2019 - I loved working with Josh and Jessica during their engagement session this past weekend! I cannot wait for their wedding...
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Adam + Sara {Wedding: Part 2}

July 08, 2019 - The bright blue skies and gorgeous setting at Rapid Creek Cidery were perfect for Adam and Sara's wedding day! It doesn'...
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Getting Your Bridal Party Ready for Portraits {Wedding Wednesday}

July 03, 2019 - Happy Wednesday! Today's Wedding Wednesday is focused tips to make sure your bridal party photos run smoothly. I love b...
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Adam + Sara {Wedding: Part 1}

July 01, 2019 - In early June, I had the pleasure of assisting Shuva Rahim in capturing Adam and Sara's gorgeous wedding at Rapid Creek...
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Jonathan + Emily {Wedding: Part 2}

June 24, 2019 - After their ceremony, Jonathan and Emily stayed in the church for their family and bridal party portraits before they he...
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Jake + Chelsey {Wedding: Part 2}

June 21, 2019 - Jake and Chelsey's wedding was a beautiful, customized service preformed by Chelsey's cousin. For those who think a firs...
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Jonathan + Emily {Wedding: Part 1}

June 17, 2019 - The first Saturday in June, I headed to the Coralville Marriott to capture Jonathan and Emily's wedding day. Emily share...
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Adam + Sara {Sneak Peek}

June 17, 2019 - A little peek at Adam and Sara's gorgeous Rapid Creek Cidery wedding day. Such a gorgeous day! Are you planning a weddin...
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The Magic of Window Light {Wedding Wednesday}

June 12, 2019 - When thinking about your getting ready photos, an important factor to consider when choosing a location is lighting. Oft...
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Jake + Chelsey {Wedding: Part 1}

June 10, 2019 - At the end of May, I headed to Palmer House Stables in Solon to capture the wedding of Jake and Chelsey. The forecast wa...
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Jonathan + Emily {Sneak Peek}

June 03, 2019 - A quick sneak peek of Jonathan and Emily's stunning wedding this past weekend. So gorgeous and a joy to capture! Be sure...
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Kyle + Haley {Celebration Farm Wedding: Part 2}

May 31, 2019 - Kyle and Haley's wedding ceremony in the amphitheater at Celebration Farms was beautiful, filled with smiles, laughter,...
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Communication is Key {Wedding Wednesday}

May 29, 2019 - One essential to help you have an amazing wedding experience is communication. You spend a lot of time planning and prep...
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Jake + Chelsey {Sneak Peek}

May 27, 2019 - Oh my word! What a wonderful day!! I absolutely loved capturing Jake and Chelsey's wedding this past weekend. Here's a l...
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Ted + Megan {Salisbury House Vow Renewal}

May 24, 2019 - What a gorgeous day! Not only are Megan and Ted a gorgeous couple; the venue, the flowers, the decor, everything was sim...
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Attention to Detail {Wedding Wednesday}

May 22, 2019 - You spend months, if not years, planning your wedding day. You put a lot of time and care into all the little details; f...
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Kyle + Haley {Celebration Farm Wedding: Part 1}

May 20, 2019 - After what felt like storm after storm, the skies cleared and the sun came out in time for Kyle and Haley's gorgeous wed...
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Corridor Wedding Professionals

May 17, 2019 - I love being part of the Corridor Wedding Professionals. It is such a great group of amazing local wedding professionals...
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Ted + Megan {Sneak Peek}

May 15, 2019 - A little sneak peek at Ted and Megan's stunning celebration of their 10th anniversary at Salisbury House and Gardens in...
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Cheers to 16 Years!

May 09, 2019 - I don't write very many personal posts on here, but I wanted to take a moment and share how absolutely thrilled I am to...
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Kyle + Haley {Sneak Peek}

May 06, 2019 - I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day to kick off my 2019 wedding season this past weekend! Here's a lit...
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The Swartzendruber Family

May 03, 2019 - Despite a little wind, we had a perfect fall day for the Swartzendruber family's portrait session. So wonderful working...
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Album Feature

April 17, 2019 - Feature on printographer's society Do you remember Ye and Chuan's gorgeous Old Capitol wedding? Well, their album and pa...
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The Miller Family

March 22, 2019 - I have had the pleasure of knowing the Miller family since their oldest was just six months old. I have loved watching t...
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Clayton + Ashley {Engaged}

March 18, 2019 - Oh my word, I had so much fun capturing Clayton and Ashley's engagement session! We started the afternoon at Mt. Mercy's...
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The Daniels-Way Family

March 15, 2019 - I photographed Lisa and Melissa's wedding in 2009 and have since had the joy of photographing their family as it has gro...
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Clayton + Ashley {Sneak Peek}

March 11, 2019 - I had so much fun with Clayton and Ashley during their engagement session!! Be sure to check back soon for more! Are yo...
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The Northup Family

March 08, 2019 - Well, in true fall fashion, the weather decided to throw us a curveball for the Northup family's portrait session. After...
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Peyton Grace {Newborn}

March 04, 2019 - Oh my! Miss Peyton is just the sweetest little thing ever! I had the absolute joy of capturing her parent's wedding last...
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The Moses Family

March 01, 2019 - I first met Mark and Janeen years ago when I captured their engagement portraits and wedding day. It was such a joy gett...
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Peyton Grace {Sneak Peek}

February 25, 2019 - A little peek at Miss Peyton's newborn session. So sweet!! Be sure to check back soon to see more from her session! Are...
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The Adrian Family

February 20, 2019 - Last October, I met up with the Adrian family at their home for their family portrait session. Their girls are simply ad...
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The Araguas Family

February 15, 2019 - Oh my word! How adorable is this sweet family?! Last fall, I had the pleasure of photographing Liz and Adrian's gorgeous...
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The Frey Family

February 13, 2019 - Well, the year stays busy with weddings as that is the vast majority of what I do, but throughout the year, especially i...
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Thomas + Sydney {Engagement}

February 11, 2019 - I don't often get the opportunity to photograph winter engagement sessions, but I was super excited to capture Thomas an...
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Mick + Shelby {Wedding: Part 2}

February 06, 2019 - Can I just point out how incredibly lucky we were with the weather? This is January in Iowa. JANUARY! We were able to be...
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Thomas + Sydney {Sneak Peek}

February 04, 2019 - A little peek at Thomas and Sydney's gorgeous winter engagement session this past weekend at Terry Trueblood. So beautif...
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Wells Cooperative {Wedding Wednesday}

January 30, 2019 - Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of helping one of my best friends, Samantha Bender, with her amazing company, Well...
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Mick + Shelby {Wedding: Part 1}

January 28, 2019 - Recently, I had the pleasure of being able to step in and help out another photographer with capturing Mick and Shelby's...
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Mick + Shelby {Sneak Peek}

January 21, 2019 - Such a gorgeous wedding day! A little peek at Mick and Shelby's stunning Davenport wedding. Check back soon for more fro...
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Welcome Gifts {Wedding Wednesday}

January 16, 2019 - I love packing welcome gifts for my new couples! They are filled with great tips for engagement sessions, the first look...
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Bryce + Jill {Wedding: Part 2}

January 14, 2019 - After the ceremony, we headed to the home of one of Jill and Bryce's friends for a few portraits in the evening light. T...
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Wedding Open House at West End Salvage

January 11, 2019 - Are you planning your dream wedding or helping someone plan their big day? You don't want to miss this! Join us at We...
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Best of 2018: Engagements

January 09, 2019 - A look back at some of my favorite engagement portraits from 2018! Are you planning a wedding and looking for timeless,...
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2019 Couples' Choice Award Winner

January 07, 2019 - I am so honored to be awarded another Couples' Choice Award! Thank you so much to all of my couples for being so amazing...
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Bryce + Jill {Wedding: Part 1}

January 04, 2019 - On a beautiful December day, we headed to New Hampton to capture the wedding of Bryce and Jill. The day could not have b...
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Best of 2018: Weddings

January 02, 2019 - It's hard to believe that 2019 is here already! 2018 was an amazing year, filled with gorgeous weddings and great couple...
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Tangible Memories {An Order Session}

December 28, 2018 - This is what it's all about, my friends. These are beautiful, tangible memories from my recent California family portrai...
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Little Gifts

December 26, 2018 - These are just a few of the special gifts left the studio recently. Love them so much and cannot wait for them to arrive...
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Bryce + Jill {Sneak Peek}

December 17, 2018 - A little peek at Bryce and Jill's gorgeous winter wedding this past weekend. It couldn't have been a more perfect day! B...
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Fareway Bakeries

December 14, 2018 - I love working with Fareway Bakeries! They are amazing!! In addition to the gorgeous photo shoots we've had the joy of w...
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California Family Portraits

December 12, 2018 - If you've been following the blog for a while, you might remember the gorgeous California wedding I had the honor of pho...
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Alec + Kaitlin {Wedding}

December 10, 2018 - In August, I had the pleasure of assisting Emily Crall of Emily Crall Photography in capturing Alec and Kaitlin's gorgeo...
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The Benefits of Professional Prints

December 07, 2018 - The Benefits of Professional Prints QUALITY The number one reason for investing in professional prints is the unsurpass...
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California Family Session {Sneak Peek}

November 30, 2018 - A little peek at what I've been up to lately. I just got back from an amazing trip to California to photograph this beau...
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Album Covers

November 28, 2018 - I've been having so much fun getting some new sample albums. I just wanted to take a minute to share with you the GORGEO...
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Scott + Meagan {Wedding: Part 2}

November 23, 2018 - After the ceremony, we enjoyed some time in the church capturing formal portraits at the alter. How sweet is Meagan's si...
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Heirloom Albums

November 21, 2018 - I just wanted to take a moment to share these GORGEOUS heirloom albums that are about to ship out to Ye and Chuan. These...
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Wedding Open House at Old Brick

November 19, 2018 - A huge thank you to all of the couples who came out to visit with us at the Wedding Open House at Old Brick last Friday!...
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Scott + Meagan {Wedding: Part 1}

November 09, 2018 - What a beautiful fall day Scott and Meagan had! I absolutely adored capturing their wedding day! We began the day at St...
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Jonathan + Emily {Engaged}

November 02, 2018 - On a beautiful October evening, I met up with Jonathan and Emily at Lake MacBride State Park for their engagement sessio...
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Boho Alpaca Wedding {Inspiration}

October 31, 2018 - So, recently I had the opportunity to try my hand at wedding stationery. I have to say, it's probably not something I'll...
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Scott + Meagan {Sneak Peek}

October 29, 2018 - What a gorgeous weekend! Here's a little peek at Scott and Meagan's wedding this past Saturday in Davenport. Be sure to...
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Ben + Rebecca {Wedding: Part 2}

October 26, 2018 - After a quick ride in his car, Ben and Becka headed back to First United Methodist for their formal portraits together a...
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Vineeth + Juhi {Engaged}

October 24, 2018 - I had so much fun photographing Vineeth and Juhi's engagement portraits at Lake MacBride earlier this month. After days...
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Jonathan + Emily {Sneak Peek}

October 22, 2018 - Loved working with Jonathan and Emily this past weekend! Here's a little peek at their Lake MacBride engagement session.
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Ben + Rebecca {Wedding: Part 1}

October 19, 2018 - It was a raining softly as I arrived with my assistants, Eric and Andrea, at First United Methodist Church in Iowa City...
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Boho Alpaca Wedding {Sneak Peek}

October 17, 2018 - It doesn't get much better than this! A gorgeous fall evening, a beautiful bride and groom, and some adorable alpacas! I...
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Vineeth + Juhi {Sneak Peek}

October 15, 2018 - A little peek at Vineeth and Juhi's stunning engagement session at Lake MacBride this past weekend. Gorgeous! Are you p...
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Joe+Lynda {Wedding: Part 2}

October 12, 2018 - I think Joe and Lynda's wedding music for their ceremony is quite possibly my fave ever. They hired a wedding singer, wh...
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The Best Detail Photos {Wedding Wednesday}

October 10, 2018 - You spend so much time planning your wedding day, including every little detail that makes your day uniquely yours. You...
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Joe + Lynda {Wedding: Part 1}

October 05, 2018 - It was a hot September day when we arrived at Hunter's Ridge for Joe and Lynda's wedding, but the skies were clear and i...
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The Red Barn at Pine Creek Ranch {Wedding Wednesday}

October 03, 2018 - We are a brand new wedding venue located in the Iowa River Corridor. We are set back on 300 acres and have a GORGEOUS te...
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Ben + Rebecca {Sneak Peek}

October 01, 2018 - A quick peek at Ben and Rebecca's beautiful wedding day this past weekend. So gorgeous!! Check back soon to find out mor...
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Getting the Most from Your DJ {Wedding Wednesday: Affordable Music and Sound}

September 26, 2018 - Over the last 10 years, I’ve witnessed many DJs: some very, very good; some reasonable; and some expensive, obnoxious, a...
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Charcuterie

September 24, 2018 - This shoot was fantastic! I love everything about it! It was beautiful, vintage, and delicious!! I love charcuterie, yum...
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Make Your Flowers Last Longer {Wedding Wednesday: Something Chic Floral}

September 19, 2018 - Even though you may be using flowers for "just the day" or " just a few hours," they still have the chance to wilt and l...
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Joe + Lynda {Sneak Peek}

September 17, 2018 - A little peek at Joe and Lynda's gorgeous wedding day this past weekend. It was such a beautiful day! Be sure to stop ba...
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Luis + Jillian {Wedding: Part 2}

September 14, 2018 - It was August and the weather was quite hot, so we headed to Black's Building where Jillian and Luis' ceremony and recep...
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Alternative Cake Trends {Wedding Wednesday: Fareway Bakeries}

September 12, 2018 - Many people are looking for unique sweets to serve at their wedding other than cake. You can pick and choose items to cr...
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Big Announcement!!

September 10, 2018 - Do you like big announcements? Well today just might be your lucky day! I’m posting now, thrilled to announce that we no...
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Finding the Perfect Dress {Wedding Wednesday: Something Blue Bridal}

September 05, 2018 - Choosing the perfect dress for your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life. But finding the perfect dre...
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Luis + Jillian {Wedding: Part 1}

September 03, 2018 - It was a beautiful day for Jillian and Luis' wedding. The August weather was quite toasty, but the sun was shining and t...
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Greg + Meredith {Wedding: Part 2}

August 31, 2018 - Their was held at her home church, Zion Lutheran in Iowa City. While Meredith and Greg live in Texas, her family is stil...
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5 Tips for Finding Your Dream Venue {Wedding Wednesday: Blank Park Zoo}

August 29, 2018 - Guest Count – Depending on the size of your wedding, your guest count could limit the number of venues that can accommod...
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The Red Barn at Pine Creek

August 27, 2018 - I recently had the absolute pleasure of photographing a styled shoot at a brand new venue in Marengo, The Red Barn at Pi...
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Greg + Meredith {Wedding: Part 1}

August 24, 2018 - When we arrived at Zion Lutheran in Iowa City, the skies were overcast. The gray skies didn't dampen the excitement as G...
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Tips for Ordering Your Wedding Cake {Wedding Wednesday: Fareway Bakeries}

August 22, 2018 - Cake Toppers Discuss the size and weight of your cake topper with the decorator. This will make sure it’s to scale with...
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Matan + Natalie {Wedding: Part 2}

August 17, 2018 - It was a beautiful sunny afternoon for Natalie and Matan. The ceremony began as Matan escorted Natalie's grandfather and...
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Bridal Radiance Starts with Healthy Skin {Wedding Wednesday: HEALthy Skin by Stephanie}

August 15, 2018 - Timing Is EVERYTHING Every bride desires to look her absolute best on that special day. Everyone has her own vision o...
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Luis + Jillian {Sneak Peek}

August 13, 2018 - Such a gorgeous day!! A little peek at Luis and Jillian's stunning wedding day. Be sure to stop back by for more! Are y...
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The Red Barn at Pine Creek {Sneak Peek}

August 10, 2018 - A tiny little peek at yesterday's GORGEOUS styled shoot at The Red Barn at Pine Creek in Marengo. I cannot wait to share...
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Finding the Right Menswear {Wedding Wednesday: Milroy's Tuxedos}

August 08, 2018 - With so many options available for men’s wedding day fashion, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. These helpf...
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Matan + Natalie {Wedding: Part 1}

August 06, 2018 - My first wedding after Italy was Matan and Natalie's beautiful day at Celebration Farm in Iowa City. It could not have b...
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Ryan + Hannah {Wedding: Part 2}

August 03, 2018 - The weather was hot, but it didn't put a damper on Ryan and Hannah's gorgeous wedding day. Their ceremony was held in fr...
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Re-purpose Your Flowers and Decor {Wedding Wednesday: Something Chic Floral}

August 01, 2018 - You can utilize flowers from one location of your wedding in another location. By doing so, your flowers don't go to was...
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Bryce + Jill {Engaged}

July 30, 2018 - It was a warm July afternoon when I met up with Bryce and Jill in Monticello for their engagement session. This lovely c...
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Jon + Alyssa {Wedding: Part 2}

July 27, 2018 - After formal portraits at Sunnyside Country Club, the bridal party and family headed to St. Edward's Catholic Church to...
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The Benefits of a Wedding Planner {Wedding Wednesday: Weddings by Janna}

July 25, 2018 - Sweating the details? Don’t. A great wedding planner can save you time, money and meltdowns Your wedding day will be...
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Greg + Meredith {Sneak Peek}

July 23, 2018 - Here's a little sneak peek of Greg and Meredith's Cedar Ridge Winery wedding. Come back soon for more from their gorgeou...
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Bryce + Jill {Sneak Peek}

July 20, 2018 - A quick peek at Bryce and Jill's fun engagement session in Monticello. Love it!! Be sure to check back soon for more! H...
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Why a Boutique Hotel Might be Perfect for You {Wedding Wednesday: Hotel Renovo}

July 18, 2018 - Selecting your wedding venue is one of the first and most important decisions you and your partner will make together. W...
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Ryan + Hannah {Wedding: Part 1}

July 16, 2018 - We began the day at the Old Capitol for Ryan and Hannah's first look. Not only is it a gorgeous location, it was the per...
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Jon + Alyssa {Wedding: Part 1}

July 13, 2018 - Jon and Alyssa's June wedding was absolutely stunning and a joy to photograph. The ladies began their day with hair and...
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How to Find the Best Rentals {Wedding Wednesday: Vintage Love Rentals}

July 11, 2018 - At some point in time, we all need the services of an event rental company; whether it is for dishes, furniture, lightin...
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Matan + Natalie {Sneak Peek}

July 09, 2018 - Matan and Natalie's Celebration Farm wedding was absolutely beautiful! I cannot wait to share more from their big day!!...
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Home again from Italy!

July 06, 2018 - Italy was beautiful. I miss it already! But I'm happy to be home, over my jet-lag, and sleeping in my own bed. Mostly, I...
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Tips for Preserving Your Bouquet {Wedding Wednesday: Suspended in Time}

July 04, 2018 - PLANNING AHEAD The key to getting the most beautiful bouquet possible is to "Pre-Plan." Meet with me before your weddi...
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Thomas + Sydney {Wedding: Part 2}

July 02, 2018 - Shortly before the ceremony a storm rolled through to the south, creating a stunning backdrop for the detail pictures of...
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Blake + Stephanie {Wedding: Part 2}

June 29, 2018 - Blake and Stephanie's ceremony was beautiful. "We were most excited to see all of our friends and family gather in one...
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Ryan + Hannah {Engaged}

June 27, 2018 - I met Ryan and Hannah in the Iowa City Ped Mall to begin their engagement session. This was the first opportunity I had...
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After 15 Years {Our Honeymoon}

June 25, 2018 - Greetings from the beautiful city of Florence, Italy! If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that my hus...
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Ryan + Hannah {Sneak Peek}

June 22, 2018 - What a beautiful day! It was a joy to photograph Ryan and Hannah's wedding day. Come back soon for more from their weddi...
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Jon + Alyssa {Sneak Peek}

June 20, 2018 - Jon and Alyssa's wedding was stunning! Here's a little look at their gorgeous day. Be sure to check back again soon for...
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Ryan + Hannah {Sneak Peek}

June 18, 2018 - A quick peek at Ryan and Hannah's engagement session. Check back soon for more! Are you planning a wedding and looking...
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Thomas + Sydney {Wedding: Part 1}

June 15, 2018 - It was a hot afternoon, as I drove out to Lake Keomah State Park for Thomas and Sydney's wedding. I hadn't had the pleas...
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Jake + Chelsey {Engagement}

June 13, 2018 - It was a gorgeous evening when I met with Jake and Chelsey at the Palmer House Stable in Solon, where their wedding will...
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Brandon + Paige {Engagement}

June 11, 2018 - It was a gorgeous, though a bit windy, evening when I met with Brandon and Paige at Brandon's family farm for their enga...
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Blake + Stephanie {Wedding: Part 1}

June 08, 2018 - It was a beautiful morning when I arrived at the New Hampton bed and breakfast where Stephanie and her bridal party were...
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Jake + Chelsey {Sneak Peek}

June 06, 2018 - A little peek at Jake and Chelsey's stunning engagement session. So beautiful! Check back soon for more! Are you planni...
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Brandon + Paige {Sneak Peek}

June 04, 2018 - A little peek at Brandon and Paige's engagement session last night. Gorgeous! Loved working with this beautiful couple a...
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Kyle + Haley {Engaged}

June 01, 2018 - Kyle and Haley were amazing to work with. I had so much fun photographing their engagement, despite the 100 degree temps...
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Kyle + Haley {Sneak Peek}

May 30, 2018 - A quick peek at Kyle and Haley's gorgeous engagement session this past weekend. Lovely!! Check back soon for more from t...
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Thomas + Sydney {Sneak Peek}

May 28, 2018 - Such a beautiful day with Thomas and Sydney this past Saturday! Here's a little sneak peek of their stunning day. Love!...
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Blake + Stephanie {Sneak Peek}

May 21, 2018 - A little sneak peek from Blake and Stephanie's stunning wedding day this past Saturday. Lovely!! Are you planning a wed...
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Black & White {Wedding Inspiration}

May 18, 2018 - Love this wedding inspiration shoot so much! Whenever Cynthia from Vintage Love Rentals says she has an idea for an insp...
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Black & White {Wedding Inspiration: Sneak Peek}

May 16, 2018 - A little peek at a beautiful wedding inspiration collaboration I recently had the pleasure of working on. Check back soo...
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It's Here!

May 14, 2018 - Fresh off the presses!! I adore how they turned out! Want a copy? Visit any of these amazing Des Moines vendors: Milroy'...
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Wedding Season is Here

May 11, 2018 - Wedding season is here at last! I cannot wait to kick it off this weekend. This year is going to be beautiful, filled wi...
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15 Years!

May 09, 2018 - I want to take today to wish a happy 15th anniversary to my amazing husband, Joshua! Joshua, I knew in my heart very ea...
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Scott + Meagan {Engaged}

April 30, 2018 - I had such a lovely time photographing Meagan and Scott's engagement session! We met at LeClaire Park in Davenport. Afte...
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Image Boxes {The Perfect Keepsake}

April 27, 2018 - I am so excited about these image boxes!! What a fantastic way to showcase your engagement or wedding photos! Each hand...
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Scott + Meagan {Sneak Peek}

April 25, 2018 - A little peek at last night's amazing engagement session with Scott and Meagan in Davenport. Love!!
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Big Things are Coming!

April 23, 2018 - The past few months, I've had the honor of collaborating with some amazing wedding vendors in the Des Moines area to cre...
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Welcome Gifts

April 16, 2018 - 2018 is shaping up to be a very busy year filled with many beautiful weddings. 2019 is filling fast as well! I have be...
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Corridor Wedding Professionals

April 13, 2018 - I recently attending the Corridor Wedding Professional's networking event at the Shores Event Center in Cedar Rapids, wh...
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Inspiration: Cakes

April 09, 2018 - Did I ever mention how much I love cake? I'm pretty sure it's in my top 10 foods. Today, I'm here with some wedding cake...
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Our New Heirloom Albums

April 04, 2018 - I am so excited to offer this beautiful line of albums! So many cover options (supple leathers and stunning linens), gor...
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Our Wedding Magazine

March 30, 2018 - Are you planning a wedding? I know how overwhelming the process can be and love to help couples whenever I can. So I cre...
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An Honest Note From a Wedding Photographer

March 28, 2018 - I have said it again and again, I love weddings. I do so with all my heart and am honored to be asked to capture so many...
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Inspiration: Bouquets

March 26, 2018 - It's officially spring and I'm ready for flowers! To brighten your Monday morning and bring so wedding inspiration to yo...
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Blush + Blue Styled Inspiration Shoot

March 23, 2018 - A while back, I had the opportunity to photograph this amazing styled inspiration shoot at Bessie's Barn in Centerville.
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Timeline Tips {Wedding Wednesday}

March 21, 2018 - Here are some things to keep in mind when planning the timeline for your wedding day: Are you planning a wedding and...
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Inspiration: Boutonnieres

March 19, 2018 - As the weather is slowly warming, well hopefully that starts happening soon, and spring draws closer, I'm dreaming of we...
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How to Ensure the Best Detail Photos on Your Wedding Day

March 16, 2018 - You spend so much time planning your wedding day, including every little detail that makes your day uniquely yours. You...
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When to Schedule Your Engagement Portraits {Wedding Wednesday}

March 14, 2018 - One question I'm frequently asked is, "When should we schedule our engagement session?" Well, really that's up to you. S...
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5 Tips for Amazing Engagement Portraits

March 12, 2018 - Are you planning a wedding and looking for timeless, authentic photos? Contact us here to see if we are available for yo...
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Albums

March 09, 2018 - I love albums. Not only are they beautiful, they tell the story of one of the best days of your life, your wedding day....
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Looking for Wedding Inspiration?

March 05, 2018 - Planning a wedding is a big project and we here at Geno Photography are here to help in any way we can. Did you know Gen...
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Guest Books

March 02, 2018 - I recently posted about the power of print. Today, I'd like to share about one of my favorite printed products. Custom d...
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Rapid Creek Cidery Wedding Open House

February 26, 2018 - I'd like to take a moment and send out a huge thank you to everyone who came out to our Wedding Open House at Rapid Cree...
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Wedding Open House Tonight!

February 23, 2018 - It's finally here. Tonight's the night! I cannot wait to meet everyone who comes out for this fabulous open house at Rap...
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Engagement Portrait Style Guide

February 19, 2018 - One question I'm often asked is, "What should we wear for our engagement portraits?" So I thought I'd share some tips fo...
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The Power of Prints

February 16, 2018 - I have a photo of my father from when he was approximately 11. I love this photo so much. It's small and black and white...
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Wedding Open House

February 09, 2018 - Are you planning a wedding or helping someone plan? If so, the Wedding Open House is the perfect opportunity to meet wit...
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Brides by Jessa {Wedding Wednesday Vendor Guest Post}

February 07, 2018 - Jessica from Brides by Jessa joins us today for Wedding Wednesday with "6 Tips for Finding the Right Gown." My name...
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Cookies & Milk {Wedding Inpsiration Shoot}

February 05, 2018 - When Cynthia at Vintage Love Rentals in Des Moines reached out with an idea for a styled shoot, I know something amazing...
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Nicole {Black Tie Birthday}

February 02, 2018 - In January, I had the pleasure of photographing the gorgeous event that was Nicole's 40th birthday celebration. The even...
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Wedding Open House {Rapid Creek Cidery}

January 29, 2018 - I am so excited to participate in this fantastic Wedding Open House at Rapid Creek Cidery. Visit my table for more infor...
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Rayce + Amy {Wedding: Part 2}

January 26, 2018 - Their ceremony was held in front of the waterfall, though the chilly November weather had frozen it. The bright yellow l...
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Soirée {Wedding Wednesday Vendor Guest Post}

January 24, 2018 - Welcome to the first installment of our Wedding Wednesday series! I'm pleased to not only be bringing you some great pla...
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Rayce + Amy {Wedding: Part 1}

January 19, 2018 - It was a cold November day, but the sun was shining when I arrived at Bella Sala in Tiffin for Rayce and Amy's wedding d...
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The Swanson Family

January 15, 2018 - It is always so much fun getting to photograph the Swanson family. Their little Amelia is the sweetest little one!! We w...
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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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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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My Why: My Dad

January 05, 2018 - Today is my dad's birthday. It seems only fitting to share my journey and my "why" today. My father is the one who spark...
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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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Rory + Ellie {One Year Old}

December 29, 2017 - Ellie and Rory are the sweetest little ones! I was so excited to have them out to the studio for their first birthday po...
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The Jungblut Cousins

December 27, 2017 - Each fall, I have the pleasure of photographing these adorable cousins. The photos are a "surprise" Christmas present fo...
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Rory + Ellie {Sneak Peek}

December 22, 2017 - It doesn't get any more adorable than this sweet duo! Here's a sneak peek at their one year portrait session, complete w...
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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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The Daniels-Way Family

December 11, 2017 - Rain loomed on the weather forecast, but the dark clouds passed just before I met up with the Daniels-Way family at Gree...
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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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The Hicks Family

December 06, 2017 - I was excited to once again have the opportunity to work with the Hicks family. They are such a fun and lively bunch! We...
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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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The McCarthy Family

November 27, 2017 - After a gloomy day, the clouds passed and the evening sun shown bright just in time for this fun family's portraits. The...
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Happy Birthday Miss Gabby!

November 20, 2017 - How can it be? How is it even possible? Where had the time gone??? My smart, loving, cuddly, spunky, contrary, independe...
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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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The Frey Family

November 15, 2017 - Say hello again to one of my favorite families in the entire world! I love getting the chance to photograph the Frey fam...
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The Gunderson Family

November 13, 2017 - I love Eagle Point Park in Dubuque and was very excited to meet with the Gunderson family there for their fall family po...
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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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The Forsman Family

October 30, 2017 - It was a warm, but beautiful evening when I met the Forsman family at Palisades-Kepler Park for their portrait session....
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Forsman Family {Sneak Peek}

October 25, 2017 - A little peek at this beautiful family's recent portrait session. Love it!! Be sure to check back soon for more!
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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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The Miller Family

October 20, 2017 - On a gorgeous September evening, I met with the Miller family for their portrait session at Wellman's South Park. I lov...
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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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The Miller Family {Sneak Peek}

October 13, 2017 - It was such a pleasure working with the beautiful Miller family. Be sure to check back for more from their portrait sess...
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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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Faith {Class of 2018}

October 02, 2017 - On a beautiful September evening, I met with Faith at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah for her senior portrait session....
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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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Faith {Sneak Peek}

September 25, 2017 - A little peek at Faith's gorgeous senior portrait session. Check back soon for more!
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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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Oscar {Newborn}

September 20, 2017 - Oh my word! I am smitten with this sweet little guy!! Oscar is such a handsome little man and an absolute joy to photogr...
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The Schneider Family

September 18, 2017 - On a sunny Monday in August, I headed to Apple River, Illinois to capture Jason and Amy's anniversary and family portrai...
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Noah & Tabitha {Summer Mini}

September 15, 2017 - Noah and Tabitha were great fun to photograph during their Summer Mini Session. Being book lovers at heart, they were qu...
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Laurelin & Gabrielle {Summer Mini}

September 13, 2017 - I was so excited to a summer mini session of my girls! I think they were even a little excited too. They are both getti...
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The Schneider Family {Sneak Peek}

September 08, 2017 - I had such a great time photographing the Schneider family! Check back soon for more from their session!
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Ainsley {Summer Mini}

September 06, 2017 - Ainsley has grown so much since I last saw her at her six month portrait session! This sweet girl is now on the move and...
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Wren & Eleanor {Summer Mini}

September 01, 2017 - I had so much fun with the Boho chic styled Summer Mini Sessions! Check out the sweet duo that is Wren and Eleanor. Too...
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Fall Mini Sessions are Coming!

August 28, 2017 - The kids are back in school and football season is about to kick off. Changing leaves, crisp air, hot chai lattes, sweat...
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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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Summer Mini Promo {Sneak Peek}

July 17, 2017 - Another peek at our setup for our Summer Mini Sessions. Contact us today to schedule your session! Spaces are limited!
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Summer Mini Sessions!

July 10, 2017 - Summer is in full swing and we are loving days at the beach! Our Summer Mini Sessions are whimsical styled mini sessions...
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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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The Upah Family

July 03, 2017 - On a warm evening, I met with the Upah family at Palisades Kepler State Park for their portrait session. I love this are...
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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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The Upah Family {Sneak Peek}

June 28, 2017 - A peek at the Upah family's recent portrait session at Palisades-Kepler State Park. What a beautiful family! Check back...
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The Witthoft Family

June 26, 2017 - It was a hot (and I mean HOT, 80+ degrees at 9:00 AM) and windy morning when I met up with the beautiful Witthoft family...
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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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Faith {Senior Rep}

June 16, 2017 - I love Decorah, so I was super excited to capture Faith's senior rep session there. Faith is going to be senior this fal...
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Blake + Stephanie {Engaged}

June 12, 2017 - I awoke before the sun on the morning of Stephanie and Blake's engagement session and headed from my hotel over to meet...
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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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Faith {Senior Rep Sneak Peek}

June 07, 2017 - Meet Faith! She's one of our Class of 2018 Senior Reps. I had so much fun with her mini Rep Session in Decorah this past...
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Amelia {Sneak Peek}

June 05, 2017 - A little peek at this sweet little miss' one year portrait session. Be sure to check back soon for more from Amelia's se...
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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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Book Your Senior Session Today: Spaces are Limited!

May 29, 2017 - Class of 2018 it's your time to shine! Be sure to schedule your appointment soon! Spaces are limited!
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Blake + Stephanie {Sneak Peek}

May 26, 2017 - A beautiful couple and sunrise over Lake Michigan, it doesn't get much better. Be sure to stop by again soon for the res...
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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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Jessica + Jayden

May 15, 2017 - On a bright, windy afternoon, I met with Jessica and Jayden at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids for their Spring Mini Sess...
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Family Photos {Creating the Look}

May 10, 2017 - So often I am asked by clients, "What should we wear to out session?" Your wardrobe choices greatly affect the look and...
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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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Everett {Newborn}

April 28, 2017 - How sweet is this little guy!? Everett was absolutely perfect during his newborn session. Such a pleasure to work with!...
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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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My Girls {Blossoms}

April 24, 2017 - Ok, I admit it, there are times I look like a crazy person. There are times, probably more often then I care to notice,...
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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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Skylar {3 Years Old}

April 03, 2017 - Recently, this sweet princess was in the studio for her birthday session. I first met Miss Skylar when she was just one...
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An Adventure: Day 7 & 8

March 31, 2017 - Ah, Paris! While admittedly, it was not at the top of my list of travel destinations before this trip, I am so thankful...
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An Adventure: Day 5 & 6

March 29, 2017 - We headed to the Normandy area of France, just a few hours away from where we were staying in Paris. Our first stop was...
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An Adventure: Day 3 & 4

March 22, 2017 - We woke up very early on day 3 to head back to the airport to catch our flight to Paris, France. Amazingly, we got there...
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An Adventure: Day 2

March 20, 2017 - Our first and only full day in Iceland was beautiful. We were up early to head out along the Golden Circle, a route that...
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An Adventure: Day 1

March 17, 2017 - I've been out of the office for about two weeks on an fun adventure overseas. I had so much fun seeing and experiencing...
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The Kennard Family

March 08, 2017 - This past November, I had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful Kennard family for their portrait session. We met at a p...
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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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Adria {5 Years Old}

February 20, 2017 - Oh my word! How sweet is Adria, all dressed up as Queen Elsa?!! Adorable! Hard to believe she is turning 5. Seems like j...
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Lizzie {Senior}

February 13, 2017 - On a chilly January afternoon, I met with Lizzie in downtown Iowa City for her senior session. The weather had decided t...
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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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Lizzie {Sneak Peek}

February 06, 2017 - A look at Lizzie's recent senior portraits. Check back soon for more from her session!
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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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Terri + Finley {Mommy & Me Session}

January 25, 2017 - How sweet are these two! Oh my word, love it! On a chilly December day, I met up with Terri and Finley in downtown Kalon...
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Greg + Lisa {Maternity}

January 18, 2017 - How beautiful is this California maternity session?! I had such a great time capturing Greg and Lisa's maternity portrai...
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The Meeker Family

January 09, 2017 - On a gorgeous October afternoon, I headed to the NewBo district in Cedar Rapids to meet with the Meeker family for their...
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The Jungblut Cousins

January 04, 2017 - How sweet is this adorable quartet of cousins? Seriously! My how they have all grown since last I had the pleasure of ph...
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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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Rachelle {Senior}

December 19, 2016 - On a beautiful November afternoon, I met with Rachelle at The Shop in Kalona for her senior portrait session. We began i...
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The Northup Family

December 16, 2016 - On a beautiful, but windy autumn morning, I headed out to the home of the Northup family for their fall portrait session...
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Rachelle {Sneak Peek}

December 14, 2016 - A peek at the gorgeous Rachelle's senior portrait session.
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Allison {Senior}

December 12, 2016 - Remember Allison? She's one of our amazing Class of 2017 senior reps. I had a blast with her during her full senior sess...
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A Snowy Saturday Afternoon

December 10, 2016 - So while I'm still working on sharing all the AMAZING sessions I had this past fall, I couldn't help but share a few por...
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Allison {Sneak Peek}

December 09, 2016 - A little peek at Allison's senior portrait session. Gorgeous!
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The Davis Family

November 23, 2016 - For the past six years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to capture this beautiful family. I first met them, when Ca...
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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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Happy Birthday, G!

November 20, 2016 - Oh my sweet, spunky little girl, how you have grown and changed through the years! It seems like yesterday you were todd...
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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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Cale + Alyssa {Sneak Peek}

October 12, 2016 - A little peek at Cale and Alyssa's engagement session. Check back soon for more!
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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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Michael + Lisa {Wedding: Part 2}

October 07, 2016 - Michael and Lisa had chosen to see each other for the first time at the wedding ceremony, so following their "I Do"s we...
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The Frey Family

October 05, 2016 - On a warm September evening, I met with one of my favorite families in the whole world, the Freys, at Wilson's Orchard f...
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Michael + Lisa {Wedding: Part 1}

September 28, 2016 - On a hot, humid Saturday at the end of August, I headed to Palmyra, Missouri for Michael and Lisa's wedding day. The day...
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Lily {Newborn}

September 26, 2016 - Introducing the sweet little Miss Lily. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of heading to Lily's home in North Libert...
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Michael + Lisa {Sneak Peek}

September 23, 2016 - A peek at Michael and Lisa's wedding. Check back soon for more from their beautiful day!
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Greg + Lisa {Wedding: Part 2}

September 21, 2016 - Following their beautiful ceremony in the redwood trees, Greg and Lisa greeted their guests and welcomed them to enjoy c...
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Lily {Sneak Peek}

September 19, 2016 - A peek at precious Miss Lily's recent newborn session. Check back soon for more!
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Greg + Lisa {Wedding: Part 1}

September 16, 2016 - I was blessed with the opportunity to head out to California to capture Greg and Lisa's wedding. It was amazing! Having...
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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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Greg + Lisa {Sneak Peek}

September 09, 2016 - A little peek at Greg and Lisa's stunning California wedding. Lovely!! Check back soon for more from their gorgeous day!...
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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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Amelia {Newborn}

July 18, 2016 - Oh my word, it does not get more adorable than little Amelia. She came into the studio at less than two weeks old and wa...
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Allison {Senior Rep}

July 13, 2016 - Meet Allison, one of our beautiful Class of 2017 Senior Reps! I had so much fun photographing Allison during her rep ses...
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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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Elliott + Hope {Engaged}

July 04, 2016 - At the beginning of June, I headed to Decorah for Elliott and Hope's engagement session. The evening light was lovely an...
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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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Amelia Violet {Sneak Peek}

June 29, 2016 - Simply precious. A little peek at Miss Amelia's recent newborn session. Come back soon for more portraits from this swee...
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Hope {Class of 2017 Senior Rep}

June 20, 2016 - I had so much fun with Hope during her recent Senior Rep session. A little before sunset, we headed around Wellman for a...
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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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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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