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Lauren & Matthew

A Bella Sala Spring Wedding

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Weddings

If you want to speak my color language, look no further than Lauren and Matthew’s wedding. These shades of pinks and corals were absolutely perfect and so bright and fun for a spring wedding! The variety in the ladies’ dresses pulled everything together for the exact vision Lauren had. The evening before, I met Lauren, […]

Jenny & Marty

A St. Ambrose University Christ the King Chapel Spring Wedding

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We had the loveliest afternoon at St. Ambrose University for Jenny and Marty’s wedding! It had rained during the day, but by the afternoon, it cleared up and we had the best time walking around campus, Marty’s alma mater, taking pictures. Jenny first reached out right after she saw photos from Mollie and Dylan’s wedding […]

Hyunbi & Chris

A Walker Homestead Spring Wedding

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With the forecast calling for thunderstorms all day, we really needed to be prepared for anything. Thankfully, the rain cleared out overnight and we ended up with three seasons of weather in one day (everything except winter!). Bee and Chris are incredibly delightful people and nothing about the weather phased them at all. Their joy […]

Dana & Danny

An Amana Festhalle Barn Spring Wedding

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It was a perfect spring day for Dana and Danny’s wedding in Amana. Their ceremony was at the Main Amana Church, one I hadn’t been in before, but I loved the light, natural wood tones and pale blue walls and their reception was an easy walk across the street to the Festhalle Barn. They met […]

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 […]

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