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Gift Ideas for Your Groom

Sometimes in the thick of planning a wedding and all of the details, it’s easy to forget about some of the smaller, more intimate, parts of your wedding day. One of the things that isn’t a necessity, but can be a really sweet gesture, is to find a gift for your future husband. Some couples choose to have a photographer present for the moment when they open their gift and some don’t. But after witnessing some of the moments where a groom opens his gift, it is so sweet to see the reaction on their faces! We can tell you

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Haley & Josh’s Spring Glen Oaks Wedding

There are a couple things that are absolutely incredible about Haley and Josh. The first being the way that they met, the second is that one of Josh’s stipulations for dating was that Haley had to learn to be a dog person, and the third is the one of the most joyful first looks that we’ve ever had! Haley and Josh met at the library when they were both at Coe College. Josh worked there while in school, and Haley was in there all the time to study! They became friends and started hanging out in groups of people, before

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Sienna’s Tamory Hall Bridal Portraits

When Sienna and her mom asked me if I could photograph bridal portraits at Tamory Hall about a month before her wedding, I jumped at the chance! (And this means I’ve had to keep these secret from everyone and have been DYING to share these beautiful portraits!) ⁠ ⁠ Bridal portraits are a bit of a southern tradition, but I love love LOVE when my brides do them! It’s a great opportunity to photograph the bride in her dress before the wedding day, but without all the stress or added pressure of a schedule. And that means I can get

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Sienna & Caleb’s Des Moines Engagement Session

Get ready for an overload of perfection – these two are my new favorite people!  You could not ask for a more photogenic couple, but also just genuinely, they are the BEST people!  Caleb and Sienna are high school sweethearts, and photographing their engagement session in Des Moines literally made my heart burst with excitement!  Number one, the weather and lighting was absolute perfect.  Truly – not much wind, a glow-y soft sunset, and a late evening to enjoy a number of favorite locations around Des Moines.  But more importantly, are they just not the cutest couple ever!?!  Enjoy a TON

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The Importance of Your Bridal Party & Bridal Party Gift Ideas

It goes without saying, but your wedding day is one of the most joyful days of your entire lives. Not only do you get to marry your best friend and commit to forever with your person, but it’s also a day to enjoy being supported by your closest friends in your bridal party. You spend the majority of the day with them as you get ready and walk through the day alongside them. You will feel supported, cared for, loved, and encouraged by the people that you choose to stand next to you as you enter into the next chapter

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What to Pack for Your Honeymoon

We are cruising through June, which means that we are also cruising through the wedding season! It’s been so fun to get to photograph so many beautiful days! With weddings being close for so many of our couples, we thought it might be helpful to do a Wedding Wednesday blog post centered around the honeymoon. More specifically, what to pack for your honeymoon! The days leading up to the wedding are filled with the final to-do list items, and typically one of those list items is packing for the honeymoon. Whether you are going tropical or woodsy, active or restful,

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Rebecca & Fabyan’s Rollins Mansion Wedding

Rebecca and Fabyan created one of the most unique, stunning, and fun wedding days. When you get to know them, everything about their wedding made sense for them and their story! Their relationship is one that is full of care, romance, love, selflessness and friendship and that was all reflected so beautifully in their big day. These two met when they worked for the same company about 5 years ago. They started dating just a couple months after becoming friends through their job and have been together ever since. Eventually they switched to the same department, which provided some challenges

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Gift Ideas for Your Groom

Sometimes in the thick of planning a wedding and all of the details, it’s easy to forget about some of the smaller, more intimate, parts of your wedding day. One of the things that isn’t a necessity, but can be a really sweet gesture, is to find a gift for your future husband. Some couples

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Haley & Josh’s Spring Glen Oaks Wedding

There are a couple things that are absolutely incredible about Haley and Josh. The first being the way that they met, the second is that one of Josh’s stipulations for dating was that Haley had to learn to be a dog person, and the third is the one of the most joyful first looks that

Read the Post

Sienna’s Tamory Hall Bridal Portraits

When Sienna and her mom asked me if I could photograph bridal portraits at Tamory Hall about a month before her wedding, I jumped at the chance! (And this means I’ve had to keep these secret from everyone and have been DYING to share these beautiful portraits!) ⁠ ⁠ Bridal portraits are a bit of

Read the Post

Sienna & Caleb’s Des Moines Engagement Session

Get ready for an overload of perfection – these two are my new favorite people!  You could not ask for a more photogenic couple, but also just genuinely, they are the BEST people!  Caleb and Sienna are high school sweethearts, and photographing their engagement session in Des Moines literally made my heart burst with excitement!

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