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Planning an outdoor wedding ceremony in Iowa in November is always a bit of a risk. Will we have 2 feet of snow? Will we have rain? Will we have perfect mid-60s and sun? As it turned out, the weather was on Grace & Blake’s side and they got the latter: a perfect September-feeling day […]
I was so excited to see Alice & Abhijeet again, especially to photograph their growing surprise! This past May, they celebrated their marriage (finally, after rescheduling from fall 2020 because of the pandemic) here in Iowa and when Alice contacted me about doing pregnancy announcement photos when they came back to town to visit family […]
We originally had this session scheduled for a Sunday afternoon in Ames, but the forecast was calling for 97% chance of rain all day along with thunderstorms. With some quick rescheduling, we chose to do an early morning session on Saturday instead and that turned out to be the most magical decision!!! It meant a […]
They first met years ago at a student government retreat at the University of Iowa, but it wasn’t until the spring of 2020, early in a global pandemic, that they began dating. “We went on a hike at the Res. I had packed apples in case we got hungry and we stopped and sat down […]
This sweet family had such beautiful weather for their session! Just look at that glowy light coming through the trees. I met the Marsh family on a Saturday afternoon, directly during football games, and they were so much fun to photograph. Look at these little cousins/siblings!
They first met at an Iowa football tailgate. Annie worked with Josh’s twin sister, Katie, and had heard a lot about him from her. With the combination of Annie showing up late and drinks being involved, Annie wasn’t sure Josh would remember who she was. “I had a decent amount to drink when she showed […]
Insider tips for planning your wedding day to genuinely reflect you as a couple.