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Best of Engagements :: 2021

Engagement

Omaha Wedding Photographer Say hello to my best of engagements/couples blog post of 2021! I’m so bad at choosing photos, so I included more than I probably should have… but its so fun! Engagement sessions are always fun!! Almost every single wedding I photograph starts out with an engagement session with the couple. Every photographer […]

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The Best of Portraits | 2021

Portraits

Photographers near Harlan Iowa Portraits were one part of 2021 I didn’t expect! I had done a few in high school and college, but stopped offering them for several years. I decided to start taking portraits again this year, and I’m SO GLAD! I got to meet the sweetest seniors and had such a good […]

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The Best of Weddings | 2021

Weddings

This is ALWAYS the hardest blog post for me to write. How do I put into words my thankfulness for each and every bride and groom?! I’m not sure that I can… but I’ll try. What a full, wonderful, growing year. It took me DAYS to get this blog post narrowed down! I went through […]

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Good Places to find Bridesmaid Dresses

The Wedding Series

Where are the best places to find Bridesmaid Dresses Online? Bridesmaid dress are one of the biggest, yet most subtle, things that can affect the tone of your wedding. Dresses also help set the tone of the season and the color palette that you’re going for! In photos, the dress color helps add contrast to […]

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Kayla + Kendall :: Anniversary Photos at Prairie Rose

Engagement

Anniversary Session in Rural Iowa Kayla and Kendall had the most fun, quick little anniversary session this fall! They brought their sweet dog Archer. I always love it when my people bring their pets! We walked around on what was probably one of the last nice days of the year and enjoyed a very warm, […]

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Lee + Sammy :: Des Moines Engagement Photographer

Engagement

Downtown Des Moines Engagement Photos Lee + Sammy are such a fun couple to be around! You bet I’m already counting down the days when we can hang out together again at their wedding. We got a little bit of rain at this session, but that didn’t dampen their spirits one bit. We started out […]

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Travis + Janelle | Des Moines Fall Wedding Photos

Weddings

Iowa Fall Wedding Photos Travis and Janelle’s day started out with sunshine, and we couldn’t have been happier about it. Janelle and her girls got ready at the church before Janelle headed over to Grandview Park for her first look with Travis. They shared the sweetest moments before we headed into bridal party photos. Their […]

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10 things you need in your Wedding Emergency Kit

The Wedding Series

Wedding Emergency Kit List Emergency Kits. We hope we never need to use them, but I can guarantee you that we will. Maybe someone has a migraine, needs fashion tape, or worst of the worst, someone steps on the bride’s dress and it rips. I’ve seen just about everything on wedding days, so I’m here […]

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Josh + Haley :: Rollins Mansion Wedding Photos

Weddings

Rollins Mansion Des Moines Iowa Wedding Venues Josh and Haley’s wedding really was a perfect fall wedding. It was even warm enough for us to take most of the photos outside! How great is that? I’m in awe of the details that Haley worked into this day. She chose a dress that was obviously inspired […]

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Chase + Kayci :: Harpor’s Vineyard Boho Wedding

Weddings

Wedding Venues in Des Moines These two sweet souls met years ago at River Ruckus, a music festival that is a staple in Iowa. They were both dating other people at the time, but the years went by and they found themselves single again. Kayci just happened to write, “Happy Birthday” on Chase’s facebook page […]

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