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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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Elissa & John | Catholic Wedding in Grinnell

Elissa was stunning in her classic and elegant gown. The neckline and lace back were a hushed reflection of her quiet but tenacious attitude towards this big moment. The light was just right, and she was radiant as she started down the aisle. Earlier, at the first look, John was speechless as he turned to see her for the first time in her gown. After eleven years together, it was obvious that they were ready for this moment. Meeting in college and sharing a love of music and saxophone, it became apparent quickly that they had more than just musical chemistry going on. They have grown together as a couple and musicians and have learned how to compliment each other in beautiful ways as they prepared for marriage.

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Shanae & Watt | Des Moines Wedding @ The Loft

Shanae & Watt finally got to celebrate their wedding in the states sharing this emotional day with their family and friends at The Loft in Des Moines. They jumped many hurdles and logistics to be able to be legally married in both Cambodia and the States, but it was well worth it. Many tears were shed at this heartfelt ceremony and reception. Shane has spent much time away from her family as the couple now calls Cambodia home.

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Anne Marie & Mark | Summer Tented Iowa Wedding

Anne Marie and Mark hosted their summer wedding on her family’s farm in Cambridge Iowa, although the couple calls Chicago home. They created a wedding that every little girls dreams are made of. The tent, the colorful summer florals, the family church, the family farm…all parts of their sentimental day to celebrate Anne Marie and Mark’s relationship.

There were so many heartfelt moments throughout their day. Mark made the ring box with his dad and Anne Marie gifted Mark the watch he wore. They exchanged heartfelt, funny and personal vows. Anne Marie’s speech during the reception was a real tear jerker. This was a wedding full of sentiment and meaning in every detail. They partied and danced the night away under a tent in Anne Marie’s favorite place on earth. Her grandparents farm.

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Abby & Matthew | Tournament Club of Iowa Summer Wedding

Abby and Matthew had a beautiful wedding on hot summer day in July. They chose the Tournament Club of Iowa for the ceremony and reception space set against the backdrop of the perfectly manicured golf course. There is no shortage of perfect spots for portraits at this venue. With the lush landscaping and building architecture, every image looks like it is from a storybook.

After meeting online in 2020, it was a slow start as they chatted on and off for a few months after struggling to find a time to connect in person. But finally, after meeting for pizza and closing down the restaurant on their first date, the rest was history. Things progressed quickly from there and they shared a special trip to St. Louis taking in the sights, shopping and dinner. It was pretty clear from here on that things were serious. Matthew planned a proposal on the campus at Iowa State University, and of course Abby said yes. They had such an incredible day celebrating with their closest friends and family.

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The Perfect Downtown Des Moines Engagement Session: Addie & Jake

Addie & Jake have lived in downtown Des Moines for a while, so it was only natural to feature some of their favorite local spots for their engagement photos.  We started at their apartment for some rooftop views of the Des Moines skyline, and then went on to explore some of their top spots! We dashed inside for a quick “family Christmas card photo” featuring their sweet dog and adorable cat.  I love these! Addie shared with me that because they live close to downtown, she is able to walk to work (which I LOVE).  When you get out of your car, you usually find the best spots for photos!  This next location, close to the Meredith Corporation (home of publications like Better Homes & Gardens) is one I’ve driven by countless times and have seen other people use for photos, but I’ve never had the opportunity. I love that

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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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Elissa & John | Catholic Wedding in Grinnell

Elissa was stunning in her classic and elegant gown. The neckline and lace back were a hushed reflection of her quiet but tenacious attitude towards this big moment. The light was just right, and she was radiant as she started down the aisle. Earlier, at the first look, John was speechless as he turned to see her for the first time in her gown. After eleven years together, it was obvious that they were ready for this moment. Meeting in college and sharing a love of music and saxophone, it became apparent quickly that they had more than just musical chemistry going on. They have grown together as a couple and musicians and have learned how to compliment each other in beautiful ways as they prepared for marriage.

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Shanae & Watt | Des Moines Wedding @ The Loft

Shanae & Watt finally got to celebrate their wedding in the states sharing this emotional day with their family and friends at The Loft in Des Moines. They jumped many hurdles and logistics to be able to be legally married in both Cambodia and the States, but it was well worth it. Many tears were shed at this heartfelt ceremony and reception. Shane has spent much time away from her family as the couple now calls Cambodia home.

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