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June 12, 2017

One of my favorite memories from Caitlin & Brad’s wedding is how happy everyone was despite being miserable in the humidity and heat that day. I rushed through photos faster than I ever had before (or since!) and we were all sweating from every pore in our bodies, but we made it…and the photos don’t show even a drop of sweat. 🙂

I always think a cooperative bridal party deserves way more props than they get. The bride and groom, of course, are going to weather the heat or rain or sun or whatever weather elements get thrown their way because it’s their wedding. But a bridal party who puts up with all of that as well gets credit. They get credit for showing up, smiling, and not complaining because they love their friends who are getting married.

We are in June and already hitting the high-90s with intense humidity so the next few months are going to prove challenging for many more bridal parties, but I am looking forward to meeting so many people who adore their friends more than the discomfort of summer weddings in Iowa.

Caitlin & Brad’s gorgeous wedding from last July is being featured today on Borrowed & Blue and it’s so much fun to look through some of my favorite images again!


June 1, 2017

It’s been a year since their beautiful wedding day and I love reliving it through their photos. Chanelle & Nik had what might be described as a magical wedding. They were married in her childhood backyard, under the towering tree she used to climb as a kid. The yard backs up to Lake Keomah State Park so the views were breathtaking, with the guests parking in the state park and being ferried over to the ceremony by boat. I have a personal love of ballgown dresses and the color of blush pink so when I saw Chanelle’s blush pink ballgown wedding dress, it took my breath away.

Perhaps one of the loveliest things to happen was Chanelle making the rain-call. It was supposed to rain that day. The forecast was gloomy and rain lurked behind every cloud. A few hours before the ceremony, she had to call it and she decided they’d go ahead with the plan, outside in the backyard. We made it through the entire ceremony without a drop and then for just a few minutes afterwards, it lightly rained, then the sun came out and all that gloominess dissipated.

I’m so honored to have their wedding featured over on Blushing Bells Iowa today!

May 24, 2017

Last summer I had the honor of photographing Melanie & Dan’s wedding. It was such a unique celebration of marriage with their combination of traditional American and traditional Hindu ceremonies. Their wedding day was bursting with colors: bright pinks, citrus oranges, deep reds, and shimmering golds! It was a feast for the eyes. In the time since, their wedding has been featured four times (on Maharani Weddings, Baubles & Bowties, and The Big Fat Indian Wedding) and today on Borrowed & Blue.

This wedding day was such a wonderful collaboration of many talented artists and I’m so glad to not only work with such talent, but to see my clients being so well treated and loved by everyone they have chosen to work with. Enjoy another look back at this beautiful wedding day.

May 9, 2017

I am gearing up for Maddie & Matt’s wedding in just a few more months, but absolutely loved shooting their engagement session earlier this spring! We had a relatively nice day as far as warmth goes for March in Iowa, but it was very overcast. That ended up being a huge blessing though because we were able to shoot everywhere and anywhere we wanted downtown without any iffy sun speckling that sometimes happens in the pedestrian mall.

Just as I was emailing Maddie with the first draft of their wedding day timeline, I got notice that their engagement session had been featured on Blushing Bells! Seeing it makes me so excited all over for their wedding day. I love seeing perfectly compatible people fall in love and choose to make a life together.

May 1, 2017

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They are coming up on their 1 year anniversary and I can only hope that we have the same swift change of weather that we did last May! Leading up to Jaclyn & Jacob’s wedding day, it was blustering and cold, much like it is right now, but then we had the most glorious, warm sunshine on the weekend of their wedding and it could not have been more perfect.

Jaclyn chose blush pink and mint green and it was the perfect combination of elegant, classic, and modern all in one. I still love that she wore her mother’s wedding shoes. They broke just moments before the wedding and I have some behind-the-scenes photos of the dads all at work with a hot glue gun trying to fix them for her. It was a sweet moment that I’ll never forget.

Jaclyn & Jacob’s wedding has been featured over on Blushing Bells Iowa today and it makes me so happy to see all that sunshine and pretty Iowa weather in the photos.

April 11, 2017

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Rose & Paul just got married 2 weeks ago in a stunning wedding clouded with rain. I’m so excited that they were now husband and wife; they are the sweetest couple who cares not only for each other, but genuinely cares about and takes care of people around them. They are such a perfect match and I’m so excited to see their marriage flourish. Back as they were planning their wedding, we got together while Paul was back in town one weekend for their engagement session. Today that beautiful session in the gorgeous Midwestern fall season is being featured at Blushing Bells Iowa!

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