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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 […]

intimate ceremony, non traditional wedding, Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

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

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

“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!

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

July 19, 2019

Ashleigh & Ryan’s Rapid Creek Cidery Wedding

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Jamie and Mark met over a post-it note (read their story here because it’s a good one!) in Massachusetts, and they’ve been practically inseparable ever since! I could talk about how cool they are, their love for animals, and how excited I am for them to start this new chapter together, but I think I’d rather just let you dive into their photos and show you!

non traditional wedding, Outdoor wedding, real wedding

July 13, 2019

Jamie & Mark’s Intimate Wedding in Waverly, IA

Bailey & Elliott’s wedding day was one for the books. They were both so down to earth and caring. It felt like I was spending the day with friends instead of “clients.” The Proposal The proposal story is one of my favorite things to share for wedding blogs. And Bailey & Elliott have the most […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding

June 8, 2019

Bailey & Elliott wedding at Diamond Oak Events in Mason City, Iowa

A little over a week ago I flew out to Baltimore to photograph Holly and Ian’s wedding in Joppa, Maryland. It was an absolutely GORGEOUS day! Ian’s grandfather officiated the outdoor ceremony on the same property of St. Mary’s Assumption. Holly & Ian met their senior year at the University of South Carolina. The first […]

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May 29, 2019

Holly & Ian’s Destination Wedding in Joppa, Maryland

Ian & Holly's Slavic wedding in Joppa Maryland

Mike & Amela’s wedding at Sunnyside Golf & Country Club was everything (and then some!): A sweet story of love & re-connection, the joining of two families, traditional Bosnian wedding elements, and an amazing time with their friends and family.   Mike & Amela, Thank you SO much for trusting me to document your special […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

May 16, 2019

Amela & Mike | Wedding at Sunnyside Golf & Country Club

Sunnyside Golf & Country Club Wedding
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