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Growing up in small towns, their parents went to school together so their families have long history, but Mollie and Dylan didn’t meet until high school, when their separate elementary and middle schools flowed into one. They were both a little nervous for their first date (“and also excited,” said Mollie), but their nerves were […]
It was a surprise ceremony. Katlyn had called me a few weeks ago to see if I’d be available to photograph it for them, keeping their full wedding celebration next year as planned. They had already been planning on a weekend in Galena over Labor Day with their friends, Alex and Jeff, so it made […]
I photographed the beautiful Whitmore family last summer when Sarah was pregnant with Charlie and I was so excited to get to update their family photos this year! I have known Ian and Sarah for years now, photographing their wedding back in 2015 and the larger Whitmore family when Wesley was just a baby. This […]
In the days leading up to their wedding, we were topping out locally with temperatures in triple digits and heat indexes above the actual temp. While the heat blast would not have dampened their day (because nothing could’ve touched their joy), we were all relieved regardless for the most gorgeous Saturday weather, a high of […]
I was so happy when one of my past brides, Emily, reached out about photographing her family while her and her sisters, their spouses, and kids would all be in Iowa at their parent’s home. In the 6 years since her and Nick’s wedding, two in-laws and 5 children (all ages 3 and under!) have […]
We had the most gorgeous afternoon for Nora’s senior photoshoot! I had actually bumped into them at lunch when it was slightly chillier outside (strange, yes, for August), but it definitely warmed up by late afternoon when we met for photos. I was so glad the sun came out to add some bright dimension to […]
Insider tips for planning your wedding day to genuinely reflect you as a couple.