Kara & Mike’s Des Moines Engagement Session

There’s nothing like spending the rest of your life with your best friend. With a lifelong friend. With someone who just puts you at ease. Kara & Mike are that kind of couple, and it’s the sweetest thing! They’ve known each other since grade school; their grandparents even went to high school together, that’s how far back these two go.  When you’re around them, you can’t help but enjoy their friendship and love – it’s pretty amazing!

I had such a great time getting to know Kara & Mike better, and I can’t wait for their wedding next summer at Jasper Winery!
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I love this one of Kara on the right!  You look beautiful!
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One of my favorite moments from their session…

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Haha! Mike, you’re such a good sport 🙂

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Mike & Kara enjoy a lot of different things together – fishing and football being one of them. When I found out that Kara is a Huskers fan (go big red!) we both lamented the recent (fairly pathetic) loss of our beloved team during the big 10 championship. It’s not every day you find a Nebraska fan in the middle of Hawkeye & Cyclone territory!
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Where they went on their first date, after years of knowing each other, heading off to college, and reuniting at a friend’s party. Gotta love Smokey Row!
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Met:  When they were 5…or something like that!
Engaged:  Oct 2012
Wedding: July 26, 2013  Jasper Winery

Kara:  A talented teacher!
Mike:  In transition, but he just finished student teaching and is into business and education.

Kara’s 5 words or things she loves about Mike:  funny, thoughtful, outgoing and brings that out in her as well, willing to try new and adventurous things (she says she’s the practical one), how he values his family

Mike’s 5 words or things he loves about Kara: caring, fun, loyal, independent, SO beautiful (he may have said something about her sparkly eyes…)  🙂

P.S.  I’ve had a few people ask about if I travel for weddings.   YES!  A great majority of the weddings I photograph are in the Des Moines metro area, so please don’t be dissuaded by my location in Grinnell!



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