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Mollie & Dylan

A Davenport Starlite Ballroom Snowy Winter Wedding

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Weddings

I had been looking forward to this [almost] New Year’s Eve wedding ever since Mollie & Dylan first reached out, in part because I had photographed Mollie’s cousin’s wedding last New Year’s Eve and it felt very kismet to reunite with that whole extended family again for another holiday wedding! Then I got to know […]

Mary & Michael

The Heights Rooftop Snowy Winter Wedding

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Weddings

Planning a wedding in three months time is no small feat, and doing that while living in India, a 12-hour difference in timezones, is especially challenging! Mary’s parents picked up the bulk of the local planning in Iowa with Mary flying back once from India to pack in a bunch of planning, including buying a […]

My Favorite 30 Books in 2023

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Personal

“I’m so grateful to books, and I’m so grateful to have grown up in a family where my love of reading was not only accepted but fostered. Reading fosters such curiosity, such thirst for knowledge outside of one’s own life. Through fiction we discover entire worlds. Entire dreams.   “These days, especially, as we desperately seek […]

Mary & Michael

A Downtown Iowa City Winter Engagement

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Engaged

I first met Mary several years ago when I photographed her sister Eva’s wedding. In the time since, Mary moved to India, where she directs a Hindi-Urdu language learning center in Delhi. Her business co-owner was the one who first mentioned Michael to her. Michael grew up on a game farm (“basically a house in […]

Amy & Jace

A Downtown Iowa City Winter Engagement Shoot

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Engaged

They met at a mutual friend’s house during an Iowa v. Iowa State football game. “Jace swears I ignored him, but he was really just too nervous to talk to me,” said Amy. Their first official date was a few months later to a hockey game where Jace “thought I had made her angry or […]

Ashley & Jon

A Vander Veer Davenport Winter Maternity Shoot

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Family & Kids

I’m so excited for Ashley and Jon to welcome their first child into their home! I have been lucky enough to know them for several years now, since their engagement back in early 2021 and then their wedding that fall. We took pictures both times at Vander Veer Park in Davenport so it was a […]

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