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Melissa & Ian

A Wilson’s Orchard Spring Engagement Shoot

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Engaged

They met at work, but really got to know each other during the pandemic. Their first date was in May 2021. “I was nervous because, even though we had been talking to each other more and hanging out together at work, I’m not a super open person. It can take a while for me to […]

Over 20 Day Trip Adventures

Kids Summer Adventure List in Iowa

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Personal

I previously posted a list of local adventures that we like to do in the summertime, and promised another list, this one including some of our favorite state parks and day trip adventures that require some travel, but not overnight stays. Since I’m a wedding photographer, summers are typically very busy so short little bursts […]

Lauren & Thomas

A Lake MacBride Waterfalls Spring Engagement Shoot

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Engaged

I met Lauren in the fall of 2022 at her sister’s wedding and I doubt she would’ve guessed then that just a couple of months later, she’d be on a date with her future husband. She knew who Thomas was for a while because he worked at the church her sister got married at. “I’d […]

Nicolette & Casey

A Kiwanis Park Spring Engagement Shoot

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Engaged

They met almost ten years ago on a Friday night in downtown Iowa City. “She was out with some friends and ran into some friends she knew from classes at Iowa who were there with Casey. “I don’t remember quite what we talked about, but it wasn’t for very long and I just remember thinking […]

Kali & Robert

A Noelridge Park Intimate Spring Wedding

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Weddings

Emily from Soiree reached out to me two weeks ago to see if I was, by chance, available on Wednesday, May 1st, for a wedding at Noelridge Park. I was so excited to see that my day was open and quickly connected with Kali and Robert. They chose May 1 for their wedding date because […]

Jennie & Ryan

A Midnight Gem Spring Wedding

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Weddings

Back at their engagement session, Ryan had said the thing he was most looking forward to about their wedding day was, “finally being able to call Jennie my wife and making her so happy.” Now they are finally husband and wife and I was so honored to be there to witness their marriage and document their […]

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