Kara + Jacob | Elegant Mount Pleasant Wedding

Kara + Jacob | Elegant Mount Pleasant Wedding

Kara and Jacob’s wedding day in early June was bright, warm, not crazy humid (what, is this Iowa?) and above all, happy.

Through getting to know this couple over the past year I knew that the most important things to them on their wedding day were family and friends having fun and lots of photos of that happening which is why their gallery is a candid mess of....

Mike + Ashley | Sun Soaked Cedar Rapids Wedding

Mike + Ashley | Sun Soaked Cedar Rapids Wedding

.....a highlight of the day for me was documenting their first “family” look with the couples 4 precious little boys. Even though I love following my couples around all day in true documentary style, when my brides let me sneak them out of their reception at the end of the night for some sun-soaked portraits away from all of the noise and people, thats when my heart just sings. It’s an amazing opportunity to just...

Kelsey + Ben | Modern Spring Wedding

Kelsey + Ben | Modern Spring Wedding

I was so excited for Kelsey and Ben’s wedding, especially after their amazing engagement this past fall. Sometimes, I have to help my couples find a connection, a point of chemistry in the moment between all of the chaos and schedules and well-wishers. That just couldn’t be further from the truth with these two. The two wed in my favorite wedding season, SPRING! Choosing to have a simple and small ceremony at...

 

Courtney + Travis | Home Is Where the Heart Is Engagement

Courtney + Travis | Home Is Where the Heart Is Engagement

Not wanting my California girl reputation to be forgotten, I made sure to get my car stuck in said mud on my way there. Leaving my car half in a ditch, we continued on with their session. These two braved the cold, wind, and the muddy fields of their land and steep ladders of their barn for some spectacular images. We then made the most of Courtney’s home decor skills and their love of coffee and got cozy indoors. All the while my car was being rescued by Travis' dad. One thing I love about Courtney and Travis is their sense of humor—these two have been together for 9 years and to me, they are the definition of...

Jessica + Nate | Lake Geode Engagement

Jessica + Nate | Lake Geode Engagement

I met Jessica and Nate for the very first time at Geode State Park for their engagement session in March. It was super cold but my first impression of these two was their cheerful warmth not just towards one another but towards me and any new adventure as well. I love it when couples really make engagements their own and Jessica and Nate really did. We incorporated the competitive (yet loving) nature of their courtship by playing their favorite games--which I think Jessica won--and a blanket from Truman University where they met. The most memorable and laugh out loud part of this session for me was when I asked them to run towards me--I completely forgot that these two were athletes and highly competitive ones at that. So what I thought was going to be... (read more)