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Maria & Austin

An Iowa City Hancher Winter Engagement Shoot

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Photography

It was just two weeks after they first met that Austin says he knew Maria was the one. “I knew I loved her after a week. And when she sticks around after that, I knew she wasn’t going anywhere. Every day after that, she has shown me more and more how she’s the best person […]

Cortney & Christian

A Kent Park Iowa Winter Maternity Shoot

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Family & Kids

We scheduled this session months ago, knowing the it would be after the crash of wedding season and closer to Cortney’s due date. So there was no way of knowing what the weather would be like. We’ve had finicky weather all year (brutally hot when it is normally mild and really cold when it’s normally […]

Christina & Cam

A Fossil Gorge Iowa City Snowy Winter Engagement Shoot

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Engaged

I first met Christina back in high school. You know how most people are a little embarrassed about their high school selves? Like, we’ve all improved since then, right? Well, what I remember about Christina is how funny, caring, and selfless she was. Her smile was magnetic and her personality was all-inclusive and warm. She […]

Emily & Nick

An Iowa Memorial Union New Year’s Eve Winter Wedding

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Weddings

On New Year’s Eve, Emily & Nick were married in her family church in Iowa City. The irony is that Emily & Nick both grew up in in town, but never met until they were in medical school together at the University of Iowa. They now live in Minnesota for their residencies, but came back […]

Emily & Derek

A Snowy Winter Wonderland Wedding at DoubleTree, Cedar Rapids

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Weddings

Leading up to the day, the chances of Emily’s dream winter wonderland wedding were looking good. She was hoping for “nice weather with a light quiet snowfall right at 5:05pm.” The chances of snow were 60%, but the closer the wedding day got, the colder the temperatures crept. Saturday arrived with bitter winds, a barely […]

Emily & Derek

A Kent Park Iowa Winter Engagement Shoot

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Photography

He was DJing; she requested a song. “I got pretty busy and hadn’t gotten to her song yet (something by Bloodhound Gang). I had a pretty packed dance floor and didn’t want to kill the mood that her career-ending request,” he said. She continued, “After what I thought was more than enough time to hear […]

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