Best of 2011: Weddings

As 2011 comes to close, and many couples are getting engaged around the holidays, it seems fitting to take a trip down memory lane and revisit all of my 2011 weddings.  2011 was a great year for weddings for me, and I had such a blast with every couple I met and worked with.  I have to give a huge thanks to Allison for allowing me to second-shoot with her at several weddings this year – thank you so much for giving me that opportunity!

As I look forward to the coming year, I hope that 2012 will be another great year for weddings.  I have a number of weekends still open for summer and spring, so please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your wedding date and photography for your big day!

Here are a few favorites from each wedding of 2011:


Emily & Justin in May in Des Moines
Ceremony: Westchester Evangelical Free Church

  Clinton & Hilary‘s beautiful garden wedding in June
Ceremony: Des Moines Water Works Park
Reception:  Hotel Fort Des Moines 

  Clinton & Renae’s wedding in Grinnell
Ceremony: First Friends Church
Reception: Grinnell College Harris Center

  Yasin & Torrey’s wedding in Madison, WI
Ceremony & Reception: Badger Farms   

Jerry & Maddy’s wedding in Des Moines in August
Ceremony & Reception: Jasper Winery   

Heather & Zach’s wedding in Des Moines in August
Ceremony & Reception: Toad Valley Golf Course Patrick & Leah‘s wedding in Amherst, MA in September
Ceremony: Mercy House Church
Reception: Northampton Center for the Arts
Photography at Looke Park  

Katie & Bryan‘s fall wedding in Des Moines
Reception: Des Moines Country Club
Photography at Des Moines Art Center, Valley Junction, Salon de Vallon

Brenda & Dan‘s Thanksgiving wedding in Grinnell
Ceremony: St. John’s Lutheran Church
Reception: Grinnell Country Club

To all the brides and grooms of 2011 – thanks for an amazing year!  Congratulations on your marriage, and thank you for letting me be part of your day.  I hope 2012 brings many blessings to you as you celebrate your first year of marriage together.  Enjoy being a newlywed!




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