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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 […]

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

September 24, 2019

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

Des Moines Botanical Garden Wedding

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

Long Grove IA Wedding

Molly & Taylor had an INCREDIBLE wedding at Harpor’s Vineyard and I’m beyond ecstatic to share it with you today! Some of you probably know by now that I really love learning about my couples and their unique relationships! Molly was sweet enough to share their proposal story: “Taylor and I were talking about going […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

September 3, 2019

Molly & Taylor | Harpor’s Vineyard Wedding

Molly & Taylor's first kiss at Harpor's Vineyard

A beautiful ceremony, a special reception appearance, and a dessert bar dreams are made of… I’m SO excited to share this with you all today!

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August 28, 2019

Taylor & Aubrey | Wedding at Glen Oaks Country Club

Really excited to share this beautiful day with you all! I first met these two in Coon Rapids, IA last year for their engagement session (be sure to peek at it because it’s one of my favorite on-location sessions to date!) Aside from being super easy going and down to earth, another favorite thing about […]

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August 19, 2019

Mary & Troy’s Industrial Chic Wedding in Des Moines, IA

Heidi & Zach are two of the sweetest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Their wedding day was full of sweet, pull at your heartstrings kind of moments. Heidi shared their proposal story with me and I absolutely love being able to share it with you! “We were at church and after the […]

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August 12, 2019

Heidi & Zach | Cedar Falls Wedding

Waterloo Iowa Wedding Photographer

Jordan & Heather’s wedding at Harpor’s Vineyard was nothing short of amazing. From the couple and their families, to the details, the ceremony and the reception… everything was absolutely gorgeous! Heather shared their proposal story with me. “We were getting ready to close on a house and move from my old one. The night before […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

August 9, 2019

Jordan & Heather’s Outdoor Wedding at Harpor’s Vineyard

Words cannot convey just how much I adore these two. Michelle & Matt had one of the most fun, laid-back days ever! “Our day was as laid back as it can get! It truly couldn’t have emulated our lifestyle more closely. Fun, easy, social, and full of love! I truly don’t think things could’ve run […]

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August 2, 2019

Michelle & Matt | Married in Waterloo, IA

“Our families have known one another for generations as our grandmothers both grew up in Kit Carson, Colorado. All of Brady’s uncles stayed in the area once they had kids and so my brothers played sports with his cousins and I coached his cousin Haley in softball. Brady, however, grew up in Wray, so although I knew of him, I had never met him in person. In the spring of 2017 I had just graduated law school and I got a message from him telling me congratulations and making small talk. I was immediately intrigued. He apparently had been working up his courage because that same day he asked to take me to dinner. I remember just smiling so big as I was packing up my room to head back to Eads for the summer to study for the bar exam. A week later we went on our first day and have been inseparable since! Brady’s Mom, Jody, will say it was her doing as she kept reminding him of me anytime my mom posted about me on FB. and she saw it. 🙂 “

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

July 23, 2019

Jordan & Brady Wedding in Wray, CO

Jordan & Brady Wray Colorado

A few weeks ago I had the immense pleasure of documenting Ashleigh & Ryan’s wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery! Though it was brutally hot, the day was amazing because nothing – n o t h i n g – beats a sweet couple, wildly in love!

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July 19, 2019

Ashleigh & Ryan’s Rapid Creek Cidery Wedding

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