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the best wedding prep hotels in des moines for getting ready

The Best Getting Ready Hotels in Des Moines for Your Wedding Day

If you’re planning your wedding in Des Moines and you’re looking for the perfect hotel to get ready with your wedding party, this list is for you! We’ll share some of our favorite hotels and alternate locations that make for the best pre-wedding photos. These are locations that we have first-hand experience with so you know they’re going to be great because they have the photographer stamp-of-approval! A quick note – many venues that are not hotels will say that they have adequate space for you and your bridal party to get ready. In our experience, there are very few downtown

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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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Mara & Nathan’s Countryside Fall Engagement Session

Mara and Nathan’s relationship started out in only the best Iowa way possible – on a tractor. Set up by friends during planting season and in the midst of COVID, all the magic started out in that field! So it was only appropriate that we photographed their engagement session in a beautiful natural setting.

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tips for better getting ready photos

Tips for Better Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day

Getting-ready shots have a bigger meaning behind them, and I’ll explain why: They are an important part of telling the complete beginning-to-end of your wedding day. The pictures captured during this time will serve as moments when you went from “me” to “we.” While you are enjoying your last hours of singleness with people most important to you (besides your best friend about to see you walk down the aisle), I’ll be there so you can cherish these laughable moments forever. You and your friends will adore these photos, and you’ll be drop-dead gorgeous in them too. Here are my

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How much wedding photography coverage do I need? 8 Hours vs 10 Hours

When we first meet with couples, we are often asked, “How many hours of wedding photography coverage do I need?”   Most engaged couples planning a wedding are still very much in the planning stages for their day and may not know all the details of all of the events when we first meet them.  So we often find couples comparing 8 hours of wedding photography vs. 10 hours of wedding photography, and trying to figure out which option is best. If you’re newly engaged, looking at wedding photographers, and trying to answer this same question, whether to have 8

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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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Mara & Nathan’s Countryside Fall Engagement Session

Mara and Nathan’s relationship started out in only the best Iowa way possible – on a tractor. Set up by friends during planting season and in the midst of COVID, all the magic started out in that field! So it was only appropriate that we photographed their engagement session in a beautiful natural setting.

Read the Post
tips for better getting ready photos

Tips for Better Getting Ready Photos on Your Wedding Day

Getting-ready shots have a bigger meaning behind them, and I’ll explain why: They are an important part of telling the complete beginning-to-end of your wedding day. The pictures captured during this time will serve as moments when you went from “me” to “we.” While you are enjoying your last hours of singleness with people most

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