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It’s been a minute since I saw the Hirsch family. And by “a minute,” I actually mean 13 months ago when I photographed Cory and Monica’s wedding! Babies don’t keep and that is very evident when you see how little Faye was last fall compared to now. (And if you really want to be nostalgic, […]
We started the day with all the ladies in the home where Kerry was raised. It was relaxing and comfortable with makeup and hair being done in the dining room, breakfasts and snacks in the kitchen area, and general miscellaneous other things (lounging, singing along to 1989 TV, and steaming dresses) happening all around. The […]
They grew up in the same small town and had a bunch of almost meet-cutes. But it was finally in junior year band camp that they started hanging out with mutual friends. In August 2012, sparks started to fly at a mutual friend’s birthday (one of her bridesmaids). They’ve been together now for over 10 […]
The extended warmth of summer meant that the leaves turned later this year than they usually do, meaning we had the most gorgeous foliage for Samantha and John’s wedding day! Not only that, but the weather, despite being a little breezy, was a perfect mid-60s and gorgeous. It’s been a bit since I’ve had a […]
It was a chilly day, but that overcast sky made for a beautiful, dramatic background against the rolling Iowa hills at Walker Homestead. (Fun fact: two weeks ago, my wedding at Walker Homestead was in the 90s and this one was a full 40+ degrees less!) Rebecca and Alex chose the perfect fall color scheme, […]
We had so much fun at Sydney and Makayla’s first senior session back in July and I have been looking forward to round 2 ever since! We had the most beautiful Sunday afternoon with gorgeous sunshine and a little different environment vibe from the last time. We fully embraced nature at one of my favorite […]
Insider tips for planning your wedding day to genuinely reflect you as a couple.