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The night before this session, we nearly called it off. It was snowing heavily and the weather man was predicting 8-10 inches of snow! Thankfully, it was much closer to 3 inches, so I made the drive over to Ankeny to spend the afternoon with Marcos and Sarah. They really do have the sweetest story. […]

Marcos & Sarah :: Ankeny Iowa Engagement Photos

January 15, 2020

October 28, 2019

Joe & Angela :: Aksarben Village, NE Engagement Photos

These two love birds sure are something special, and I’m so excited to show you their photos!! Joe and Angela showed me one of their favorite parks, and then we went to the Aksarben Village, where they brought me to one of their favorite coffee places, ROAST Coffeehouse. They also showed me several of their […]

I know you probably won’t believe this, but we had to reschedule this shoot not once, but TWICE because of bad weather! There is a huge window in my office, and about one hour before when their session was initially schedule for, I saw a wall of hard rain headed our way. The second time, […]

Justin & Leslye :: Harlan Iowa Fall Engagement Session

October 16, 2019

October 14, 2019

Zach & Lauren :: Des Moines Wedding Photographer

It’s not every day that you meet two people as sweet as Lauren and Zach! We had such a fun time walking all over Downtown Des Moines together and they were up for absolutely anything I threw at them! They’re getting married in January and I can already tell it’s going to be an amazing […]

Caleb and Andrea have one of those stories that just make your heart melt. They met in elementary school but it wasn’t until middle school that they realized the other person existed. They went on a few dates and then, during High School, they started dating. Shortly after graduation, Andrea came up to me and […]

Caleb & Andrea :: Harlan Iowa Engagement Photos

September 12, 2019

August 27, 2019

Zach & Steph :: Summer Lake Engagement Photos

Ya’ll, Zach and Steph are the best. Zach is just perfect for Steph, and that’s quite a feat because Steph is one of the sweetest, fun people you’ll ever meet! I’ve known Steph for several years, so when I saw that she posted a photo of her and a boy, I messaged her right away […]

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 […]

Nick & Alie :: Des Moines Engagement Photos

May 10, 2019

April 25, 2019

Michael & Madi :: Harlan Spring Couple’s Photos

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 […]

Hello, newly or nearly engaged couples!! Being engaged is so. much. fun. Unfortunately, behind all of that fun, your mind might be going crazy… what do you do now?? I’ve been gathering a lot of information from y’all and the most common thing I hear is “How do you plan a wedding??” Well, I’m here […]

9 Things to Do After You Get Engaged :: The Wedding Series

March 22, 2019

March 8, 2019

Josh & KD :: West Des Moines Engagement Photos

This was such a fun session, in spite of the freezing cold temperatures! I’ve known both Josh and KD since the beginning of college. KD was my suite-mate freshman year and Josh was interested in her… so of course I knew who he was! Trust me when I say that KD has never the mushy […]