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Molly & Nick’s West Des Moines Ballroom Wedding

Sometimes, there are just those couples who you click with so effortlessly – Molly and Nick are one of those couples.  From the very beginning, I knew that I would adore getting to know them and photographing their wedding.  Molly has the perfect taste in style and decor – she loves classic, beautiful, and timeless.  Her and I have pretty much the exact same taste!  And when she shared how excited she was to work with Kelly at Bella Flora on their wedding design, I knew everything would come together exactly as she envisioned.   Their dream ballroom wedding came

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Kylie & Alec’s Iowa State University Engagement Session

When Alec transferred to Iowa State University during his junior year of college, he had no idea he’d be meeting his future wife pretty much right away.  Kylie had been part of a community of students welcoming transfer students, and throughout that year, they made connections frequently.  And that connection slowly built up to a little crush, unbeknownst to Kylie.   The following year, as Alec teamed up in a similar role as co-director, and when Kylie sang along with the jazz band Alec was a part of, their paths crossed regularly.  Eventually Alec finally asked her out – and

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Family Formals Photo List

Family Formals Photo List

One of the most important parts of the wedding day are the legacy family formal photos you will capture of your family with your new spouse.  That’s not something most people say right off the bat.  Lol!   When I ask about the most important part of the day, the group family formals usually aren’t at the top of the list.  In fact, most couples dread this part of the day because typically, group photos are stressful.  They think back to the last holiday get together and everyone arguing over who stands where or trying to chase down little kids, and

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Sun Valley Barn Wedding Styled Shoot

Earlier last year, the owner of a brand new wedding venue called Sun Valley Barn contacted me to work with them on some promotional photos for their new space, a gorgeous reception venue in Pella.  I was so honored when Angie reached out to me, and creating this incredible vision to showcase their space was a team effort full of lots of love. I’ve put together many styled shoots, worked with stylists and planners, but this is one vision I mostly came up with on my own, with the help and assistance from several key extraordinary people.  Weddings take a

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Molly & Nick’s West Des Moines Ballroom Wedding

Sometimes, there are just those couples who you click with so effortlessly – Molly and Nick are one of those couples.  From the very beginning, I knew that I would adore getting to know them and photographing their wedding.  Molly has the perfect taste in style and decor – she loves classic, beautiful, and timeless.

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Kylie & Alec’s Iowa State University Engagement Session

When Alec transferred to Iowa State University during his junior year of college, he had no idea he’d be meeting his future wife pretty much right away.  Kylie had been part of a community of students welcoming transfer students, and throughout that year, they made connections frequently.  And that connection slowly built up to a

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Family Formals Photo List

Family Formals Photo List

One of the most important parts of the wedding day are the legacy family formal photos you will capture of your family with your new spouse.  That’s not something most people say right off the bat.  Lol!   When I ask about the most important part of the day, the group family formals usually aren’t at

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