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I photographed their engagement session back when I was pregnant with Henry and their wedding was he was a baby. Getting to know Stephanie & Matthew has been a joy. Over the years, I’ve photographed their family with the addition of their oldest, Silas (here and here) and now, drum roll, I get to help […]
Last fall I got to photograph Brooke and Zhas when Brooke was still pregnant with Ayana and now, just one day after her first birthday, I got to update their family photos with all three of them! It was a chilly morning and Ayana fell asleep in the car on the drive to the session, […]
“I don’t remember a particular moment but I remember everything always feeling effortless and easy when were were together,” Jessica recalled. “I had never felt this way with anyone before. I felt like I could truly be myself with him.”They met at work and were coworkers for over a year before they started dating. “We […]
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 […]
Insider tips for planning your wedding day to genuinely reflect you as a couple.