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Hey there, and welcome to the JWP blog!  We are a photography team based in Iowa, and we hope you’ll enjoy viewing some of our most recent weddings, as well as the many tips we have for couples.  You can also enjoy some of our business and educational resources for photographers. 

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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how to get the best wedding photos

How to Get the Best Wedding Photos

We know that every couple we work with dreams of beautiful wedding photos.  It’s one of the most important days of your life, and you don’t want to forget it, and you want photographs that will stand the test of time that you will love.  Even more so, you want the experience to be stress-free.  So many people get anxious about having their photo taken.  So today, we are putting all of your worries to rest and sharing our top tips for how to get the BEST wedding photos on your wedding day! Engagement Session Your engagement session is probably

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18 Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue

Once you’re said YES to your fiancé and celebrated your engagement (wahoo!), the first big decision for wedding planning is choosing the location for your celebration.  This is an incredibly important decision!  Your wedding venue sets the tone for your entire wedding day.  It also sets your date in stone.  And depending on the venue you choose and day you choose to get married, it can be a significant portion of your wedding day budget.  For many couples, this is the first major hurdle they need to work through as they plan their wedding. For our Wedding Wednesday Tips, we

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Des Moines tea room balcony bride and groom at night with umbrella

Emily & Austin’s Classic Tea Room Wedding

When you are surrounded by a crowd of your closest friends and family, the ones that are there to cheer you on, it is the best feeling.  Emily and Austin are a more private couple, yet they wanted to proclaim and share their love with the people that matter most to them.  When we were about halfway through the afternoon on their wedding day, surrounded by all the grandeur of the Tea Room,  Emily said to me, “You know, I don’t need to get in front of everyone and share how I feel about Austin with everyone watching…he already knows.

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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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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

Read the Post
how to get the best wedding photos

How to Get the Best Wedding Photos

We know that every couple we work with dreams of beautiful wedding photos.  It’s one of the most important days of your life, and you don’t want to forget it, and you want photographs that will stand the test of time that you will love.  Even more so, you want the experience to be stress-free.

Read the Post

18 Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue

Once you’re said YES to your fiancé and celebrated your engagement (wahoo!), the first big decision for wedding planning is choosing the location for your celebration.  This is an incredibly important decision!  Your wedding venue sets the tone for your entire wedding day.  It also sets your date in stone.  And depending on the venue

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