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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

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!

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November 8, 2019

Cheyenne & James’ Mercer, Missouri Wedding

Kaylee & Bill are the real deal. They first connected on match.com 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 […]

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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 […]

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September 30, 2019

Joslyn & Scott | Wedding at Celebration Farm

I don’t even know any words that can actually do this day justice… Alex and Hank are such a wonderful pair and I feel so incredibly honored to have been able to witness and document their day! One of my favorite parts about this day? The collectively close wedding party (who may have given a […]

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September 24, 2019

Alex & Hank’s Botanical Garden Wedding in Des Moines, Iowa

Melanie & Michael had the most beautiful wedding. From their details, their family and friends, to their ceremony & reception, everything was amazing! Melanie shared a little bit about their big day with me and I’m so excited to share that with you. “Thank you for EVERYTHING! You weren’t a small part of a day […]

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September 17, 2019

Melanie & Michael’s wedding in Central Park, Grinnell, Iowa

So excited to share this gorgeous elopement-styled ceremony with you all today. Matt & Jill were an absolute dream to photograph! Check out their one of kind love and beautifully detailed day: Matt & Jill, thank you so much for entrusting me with documenting your wedding! It was such a great experience to stand alongside […]

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September 11, 2019

Matt & Jill’s Intimate Wedding in Long Grove, IA