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2021 is Filling up Quickly!

September 23, 2020 - I have had the absolute joy of getting to know many amazing engaged couples lately and so happy to welcome them to the G...
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What Does it Mean to be a Geno Photography Love Story?

July 01, 2020 - If you've come to find out more about what Geno Photography has to offer, you are probably super-excited about your enga...
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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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Reception Details {Wedding Wednesday}

June 17, 2020 - Details are an important part of capturing a wedding day to it's fullest. The beginning of the day is full of detail pho...
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Why Photo + Video {Wedding Wednesday}

June 03, 2020 - Your wedding photography gives you gorgeous, artistic still images of your wedding day: stunning portraits, details, bea...
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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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A Gift for You!

April 27, 2020 - So while I've been missing photographing weddings a ton lately, I've been working hard on creating this wedding planning...
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Going Above and Beyond {Wedding Wednesday}

April 15, 2020 - I'm such a hopeless romantic at heart. I love Love, so weddings are naturally something I adore. Two people who are full...
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Time for Details {Wedding Wednesday}

April 08, 2020 - Everything to the smallest detail should be documented on your wedding day. In order to capture all those amazing detail...
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When to Schedule Your Engagement Session {Wedding Wednesday}

April 01, 2020 - Today, I'm here with a fun little video to share a little about when to schedule your engagements session. I hope it hel...
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Tangible Memories {Wedding Wednesday}

March 25, 2020 - If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you've probably figured out how much I love albums, canvases, prints,...
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When Should You Book Your Photographer {Wedding Wednesday}

March 11, 2020 - Most photographers have limited availability and work on a first come-first serve basis. So the earlier you can book the...
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Writing Your Own Vows {Wedding Wednesday}

March 04, 2020 - I have to say, I do love when people write their own vows. It allows everyone to get to know them better, both as indivi...
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My Favorite Part of Wedding Days {Wedding Wednesday}

February 26, 2020 - I’m often asked what is my favorite part of wedding days. To be completely honest, I love so much about wedding days, bu...
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Are You a Geno Photography Couple? {Wedding Wednesday}

February 19, 2020 - Why would you want to be a Geno Photography couple? Because you want to work with a photographer who is not only going t...
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Ordering Your Wedding Cake {Wedding Wednesday: Guest Post}

February 12, 2020 - Before you meet with your cake artist to order your wedding cake there are a few things you should consider. Does your...
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What Do I Wear to Weddings?

February 05, 2020 - Not going to lie, I’ve heard some pretty cringe-worthy stories of photographer clothing choices through the years, so it...
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Little Lights on the Lane {Venue Feature}

January 24, 2020 - Wednesday I had the pleasure of heading out to Little Lights on the Lane in West Branch. Can I just say, I'm in love! Th...
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6 Tips for picking THE Dress {Wedding Wednesday: Guest Post}

January 22, 2020 - My name is Jessica Attere and I am the owner of Brides by Jessa, a new bridal boutique in the Iowa River Landing in Cora...
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Pantone Color of the Year {Wedding Wednesday}

January 15, 2020 - You guys, I’m so excited! Pantone announced the color of the year is blue!:insert happy dance here: Don’t get me wrong,...
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Bridal Details {Wedding Wednesday}

January 08, 2020 - Bridal details are such a beautiful part of the day. They capture all the little details that you have carefully curated...
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Preparing for Family Portraits {Wedding Wednesday}

January 02, 2020 - Wedding day portraits are more than gorgeous images of the bride and groom or fun shots with the bridal party. Family is...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Celebration Linens {Wedding Wednesday Vendor Guest Post}

March 07, 2018 - Happy Wednesday, Everyone! I'm here with another great guest post from one of our fantastic area vendors. Today Kelsey f...
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Nepo Productions {Wedding Wednesday Vendor Guest Post}

February 28, 2018 - Steve from Nepo Productions is here on the blog today to share with you the importance of wedding videography in this in...
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Zephyr Weddings {Wedding Wednesday Vendor Guest Post}

February 21, 2018 - Celeste from Zephyr Weddings in Coralville is joining us on the blog this morning for our next installment of Wedding We...
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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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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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Unique Events {Wedding Wednesday Vendor Guest Post}

January 31, 2018 - Today's Wedding Wednesday comes from Travis at Unique Events, sharing how to find the best DJ for your wedding day. In...
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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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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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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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Vintage, Love, Rentals, & annessi

March 09, 2016 - This afternoon, I had the pleasure of meeting up again with a good friend of mine, Cynthia Betts of Vintage, Love, Renta...
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