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Allyssa & Brandon Fall Engagement Session – Des Moines

Alyssa and Brandon had the most perfect weather for a fall engagement session in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. We started on the steps of the old state library building which has the most beautiful white arched architecture. We then crossed the street to find perfect fall colors on the lawn of the State Capital building. Next we stopped off at the bridge to capture them with some of the downtown skyline and city scape beind them and got some classic shots of them crossing the street. Alyssa’s wrap dress was perfect for this and the color added to the classic element of their session.

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Austin & Allison Engagement Session- World Food Prize

After growing up together in the same small town Austin and Allison didn’t start dating until college. Their parents were friends and they often socialized together as kids. Once they started dating it didn’t take long for them to know that this was meant to be.
Austin planned and coordinated the most epic surprise proposal. Allison was enjoying a girls night out at a winery in Indiana while Austin was supposedly back home in another state. When she and her friends were offered a tour of the winery, she was shocked to find Austin awaiting her with a ring! He even hired a photographer to capture the moment!

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Emily & Taylor Engagement | World Food Prize

Emily and Taylor had the most perfect fall weather for their downtown engagement session. After meeting in college at a party, it didn’t take long for these two to know things were meant to be. During a trip to Hawaii, Taylor had planned an epic proposal on the beach at sunset, complete with hiring a photographer to capture their special moment.

We started on the perfectly manicured grounds of the World Food Prize building in Des Moines. We love to do engagement sessions here, as there is so much variety in such a small area. The steps on the front and back side of the building add so much detail to the final images. After exploring all of the little areas around the building and gardens, we headed down to the riverwalk for a totally different look and feel. We love to include different architectural details, like the bridges in the background

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Catie & David’s Summer Art Center & Valley Junction Engagement session

We ask every couple a few questions after they finalize booking their wedding photography with us, and this is always one of my favorites! Here’s what Catie & David said:

In 50 years, what kind of story will be people tell about you as a couple?

That we are a very loving couple who are able to get through anything life throws at us and live a happy life with our family.

That’s the dream, right? Meeting them, they are some of the sweetest people – and their dog too! Beth met them in Des Moines at the arts center for their engagement session on a hot summer day – here’s some of our favorites!

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Brooke & Levi’s Des Moines Art Center Engagement Session

Brooke & Levi met up with me in Des Moines at the Des Moines Art Center for a warm summer engagement session, and brought along their sweet puppy, River. Whenever we have couples who bring their dog along, we usually do those photos first and have a friend or family member take your dog for the remainder of your session – it makes it so much easier for everyone to focus then. River did a GREAT job for being a young puppy – lots of energy, but some sweet moments too.

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