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The Penick Family

A Fossil Gorge Winter Family Shoot

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Family & Kids

This beautiful family is just weeks away from becoming a family of 4 and I was so glad to get to see them again this past weekend and to celebrate this time in their lives! I have been lucky enough to know Cortney and Christian for years now, all the way back to their engagement […]

Melissa & Phil

A Kent Park Iowa Snowy Winter Engagement Shoot

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Engaged

They met last summer when Phil’s sister invited Melissa to join their family for a day of golfing and by the time they went on their first date, they knew it would be forever for their relationship. “I think I knew he was the one when he asked me to be his girlfriend. We went […]

Bella Sala Styled Collaboration

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Weddings

Emily with Soiree texted me one afternoon a few weeks ago asking if I’d be available to help out with a styled shoot at Bella Sala and I was delighted to be able to join the quickly-collecting team of vendors! It was a really busy afternoon (I was utterly exhausted that night), but so much fun […]

Laura & Matt

A Downtown Iowa City Snowy Winter Engagement Shoot

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Engaged

We got to shoot Laura & Matt’s snowy engagement session just 2 days shy of the one year anniversary of their first date. They had met online, but they both felt so drawn to each other, it was only a week later that they met in person at Pullman’s for lunch. “I knew I wanted […]

Alice & Abhijeet

A Scottsdale Arizona Desert Engagement Shoot | Destination Engagement Photographer

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Engaged

It was a quick little weekend trip down to Arizona for Alice and Abhijeet’s engagement session, but it was the loveliest time of year to do it! (My flight out of Iowa left in the morning just a couple of hours before ice and snow hit and I spent that afternoon hiking in the sunshine […]

Catie & Justin

A Kent Park Iowa Snowy Winter Engagement Shoot

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Engaged

It was Memorial Day weekend several years ago. They both happened to go to the same local restaurant to hang out on the outdoor patio and enjoy the spring air. They were each there with their own groups of friends, but, as luck would have it, there were mutual connections in their separate groups and […]

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