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A gorgeous November day with a little sprinkle of snow on the ground AND some leaves still left on the trees?! YES PLEASE.

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December 6, 2019

Sami & Mike, Married in Denver, IA

I love and adore everything about these two! I first met them at their proposal in February (OMG, please read about it when you have a minute!!). We had some surprise guest-stars waddle over shortly into the session 🙂 And one of the prettiest Iowa sunsets to this day! Dan & Jessica, I cannot thank […]


November 26, 2019

Jessica & Dan – Engagement Session

We had a KILLER sunset for this session – I obsessed over the bright pink cloud patterns the entire drive home! We ended up photographing Joyce & Brent’s engagement photos on family-owned land in Eddyville, IA (also where the wedding will be next year!).


November 20, 2019

Joyce & Brent | Engagement Session in Eddyville, IA

Jennifer and Nick’s wedding at the Oster Regent Theatre was one for the books! I was really excited when I learned Jennifer would be getting ready in my favorite bridal suite at the Blackhawk Hotel (all of the rooms are so cute & cool!). This room gives major moody-vibes and just photographs so, so well! […]

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November 13, 2019

Jennifer and Nick’s Wedding at the Oster Regent Theatre in Cedar Falls

Cheyenne & James knew each other for practically forever – but sparks officially flew once they rekindled on social media after college & an internship! Their ceremony took place outdoors on Cheyenne’s family’s land – in a cozy little spot that gave off MAJOR woodland-fairy vibes! It was the best kind of day for an October wedding: it was brisk, but not cold, overcast at times, and we got the prettiest golden-hour light trickling in through the trees during sunset!

Outdoor wedding, wedding day

November 8, 2019

Cheyenne & James’ Mercer, Missouri Wedding

Kaylee & Bill are the real deal. They first connected on four years ago and shared their first date at a Brewery in Minneapolis (where they live with their sweet pup, Mickey!) It was important to them to meet in a well-lit, public place to ensure the other wasn’t a serial killer (I can […]

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November 6, 2019

Kaylee & Bill’s Cedar Rapids Wedding

I love everything about this couple, this wedding, and this entire day! Ally & Ethan were married at Heartland Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. They didn’t see each other until Ally walked down the aisle (queue all the feels) and spent the night dancing at the Rivercenter with their awesome friends and guests! Ally & […]

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October 29, 2019

Ally & Ethan’s Des Moines Wedding

Where to even begin with this one? An amazing couple, a wonderful venue, and a really fun wedding party. The best recipe for a great wedding! I think this was probably one of my more anticipated weddings this year (mainly because after I made a comment somewhere about bringing a megaphone to weddings, Ellen chimed […]

non traditional wedding, Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

October 22, 2019

Ellen & Hunter’s Country View Acres Wedding in Joice, IA

Nathan met Christopher (now loving called Topher), and they immediately hit it off, talking about The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy until 3 am. After seeing the Avengers together on their first date, they became inseparable! You all know I looooove a good proposal story. Well, these two sweet humans have THREE and they’re […]

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October 14, 2019

Christopher & Nathan’s Outdoor Wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery

Oh. My. GOSH. I am so excited to share Joslyn’s and Scott’s gorgeous wedding day! An amazing couple + their great families and friends, a SUPER sweet dog (Honey), a beautiful geode-styled cake, rich jeweled tones, lots of love and happiness throughout the day… You really can’t ask for much more! And can we talk […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

September 30, 2019

Joslyn & Scott | Wedding at Celebration Farm