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A Wedding at Bessie’s Barn – What’s Not to Love? Brad and Katie had the most gorgeous rustic-themed wedding at Bessie’s Barn last Saturday!  The stars must have been in an amazing alignment for these two – because everything that happened up until this day, was a product of amazing chance!  From meeting each other on […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding

October 19, 2018

Katie & Brad | Wedding at Bessie’s Barn

Bessie's Barn Wedding Photos

Sometimes, you have weddings that you just know are going to be amazing before you even arrive.  Jaden & Jeff’s wedding was definitely one of those weddings! First, their wedding took place at one of my favorite venues, Diamond Oak Events in Clear Lake.  Not only is it beautiful, private, and incredibly photogenic, but the […]

non traditional wedding, Outdoor wedding, real wedding

September 26, 2018

Jaden & Jeff, Boho-inspired Diamond Oak Events Wedding

DIamond Oak Events Photographer

Anna & Alex are both professional planners, and you can 100% tell by the attention to detail they had during their big day!  My associate photographer Sarah took the lead on this wedding. Herself and her second photographer, Amelia, both raved about all of the gorgeous details and this amazing couple. Can more of our […]

non traditional wedding, Outdoor wedding, real wedding

September 10, 2018

Anna & Alex’s Webster City, IA Wedding

Webster City Wedding

Before we dive head first into this post, I think it’s incredibly import to note something: almost everything you see in these photos was handmade.  A lot of it was crafted by Emily, including her gorgeous, Victorian-age inspired bridal dress (WHICH HAD POCKETS, btw). I can’t get over it…  That is all. Now let’s sit […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

November 5, 2017

Iowa wedding photographer – Emily & Tiffani’s after dark ceremony at Hickory Hills

Hickory Hills, IA wedding

Alex & Wendy are one of the sweetest, most easy-going couples I’ve ever met.  If anyone deserves good weather on their wedding day – it would be them!  Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans for October 7th, 2017.  Rain and wind forced them to move their ceremony location at the last minute – but luckily, […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

October 25, 2017

Hickory Hills Wedding – Alex & Wendy married in La Porte City

Alex & Wendy's rainy day wedding at Hickory Hills
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