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Travis + Janelle :: Des Moines Engagement Photography

Engagement

Big Creek State Park Engagement Photos These two sweet souls met me at one of Janelle’s favorite places. She said she’s gone to this park often, so it seemed like the perfect place to photograph their engagement photos! We walked all over and Travis was excited for me to see the lake – which was […]

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EJ + Kali :: North Avenue Beach

Couples

Chicago Wedding Photography I’m so excited to share these images with you! EJ and Kali were supposed to get married last year in Chicago. Due to the pandemic, they had to move their wedding from Chicago to Charleston – and although that might not sound like a big deal, Chicago is their city and they […]

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Tree in the Middle of the Road :: Vow Renewal :: Craig + Lani

Couples

Brayton Iowa Photography These two are the absolute sweetest! They wanted to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with renewing their vows to each other – and so, on a rainy Tuesday morning they drove out to the Tree in the Middle of the Road near Brayton, Iowa. Due to all the rain, they had to […]

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A Sweet Sunrise Engagement Session in Harlan, Iowa :: Jackson & Mollie

Engagement

Prairie Rose State Park Engagement Photos Jackson + Mollie met me early in the morning for a just-after-sunrise engagement session! Even though it was quite chilly, neither of them complained a bit. We saw quite a few deer and had fun exploring the morning away at the local state park. Jackson + Mollie,Thanks for being […]

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Central Iowa Adventure Engagement Session

Engagement

I love these two so much and Leap Day gave us the PERFECT weather for these photos! It was a little windy, but we live in Iowa so that is expected. The park we decided to shoot at was actually closed, so we joined the droves of people wanting to enjoy the sunshine and parked […]

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A Perfect Summer Garden Wedding in Ames, IA

Weddings

Outdoor July Weddings are known to be hot, and that is why Josh & KD decided to get married at 10 AM on a gorgeous summer day! It ended up being a beautiful, slightly warm (but not hot) summer mornings. They both got ready in an old, white church across the street from the empty […]

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Spring Garden Des Moines Engagement Session

Engagement

I absolutely loved my time with Nick & Alie. They’re such an easy couple to get along with and we got along so well! They’re such kindred spirits and we spent the evening walking around Des Moines – in fact, it was hard to leave because we could have talked for hours more! They’re such […]

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Michael + Madi :: Harlan Spring Photos

Couples

You might remember these two…. They’ve been around the blog before. They got married in September on a slightly rainy, partially sunny day. Since then, they have become some of our closest and dearest friends. Michael is Matthew’s cousin, so they were already good friends. Madi and I jumped head first into being friends/cousins, and […]

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