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Gabby & Sam’s Fall Country Lane Lodge Wedding

Today, I’m so excited to share one of the most STUNNING fall weddings I’ve ever photographed: Sam and Gabby’s fall Country Lane Lodge wedding in Adel, just to the west of Des Moines. We had perfect fall colors, a beautiful couple, and a very relaxed wedding day. Sam And Gabby wanted an easy going day, and that is exactly how I would describe the mood throughout the day. A wonderful celebration, with no stress – it was perfect!

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Irishman Acres’ Clover Barn Des Moines Wedding | Michelle + Cory

If you are from Des Moines and love the outdoors, you may have ridden your bike along the Chichaqua Valley Trail and seen a wedding happening at the Irishman Acres Clover Barn. That is exactly what Michelle + Cory did in the early days of dating. “We chose this venue because it is right next to the Chichaqua Valley Trail where we liked to ride our bikes together when we first started dating. Several times when we would be riding, I would see a wedding happening at the barn and I just knew that someday that would be us. So when he asked me to marry him, I knew that’s where I wanted the wedding to be!” said Michelle.
Michelle said her vision for the day had always been something romantic and timeless. “I don’t like things to be too ‘overdone’ and my worst fear is looking back at my photos in 20 years and feeling cringy about the styles and fads. At the same time, I think I am still choosing to incorporate some of the current wedding fads anyway, lol. But I think the reason my decorating scheme is so simple is that I want the emphasis to be on the people (and us) and not on the fancy decorations. I want to concentrate on the celebration and the time with our loved ones.”

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Julana Dizon and Carson Boatman get MARRIED in iowa!

Julana & Carson’s Barnes Place Summer Wedding

From L.A. to Nashville, then back to L.A., Carson and Julana have had a whirlwind of moves, personal and career highlights, and a wedding – all in the last 2 years! Originally, these two met at the local gym, which is totally not surprising. They love staying healthy and active, going on hikes and exploring and being in nature, and of course involving their sweet dog Willie in the mix. Fast forward to July 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, and Carson popped the question during their annual family lake vacation while playing a favorite song he had WRITTEN on his phone for her I’m guessing if it would have been me, I would have been too nervous to try to play a song live as well – so kudos to Carson for thinking ahead!

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Maile & Nick’s Sugar Grove Wedding

When high school sweethearts get married, it always gives me hope for romance.  There’s just something so sweet about people falling in love when they are younger, navigating going through life together, and growing together

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