There were so many highlights of this day, including an emotionally charged ceremony where Brock saw his bride for the first time as she walked down the aisle and the parents of the couple stood up and prayed for them. Another was when Brock danced with his mom later on in the night--the song was from Tarzan and yes, I was a hot mess of emotions. Who gave them permission to use Phil Collin's You'll be in my Heart in that beautiful way?? Another memorable moment was when we attempted the "Dirty Dancing" lift…Read More
This wedding was so special to me for so many reasons and I’m just gonna list a few because you know, pics. I don’t know if I’ve met nicer, more gracious people than Maria and Lance. They and their family treated me like a lifelong friend all day long and yeah, while it’s nice to shoot a gorgeous couple in a gorgeous place on a gorgeous, 70 degree day, you know what’s even better?Read More
Alec + Maddie’s wedding was on a perfect and long awaited day. When I think about their wedding I think about warmth and bright and lots of happy tears. The two wed in Burlington, Iowa, the place they had met as kids when Alec was just the cute older guy who was friend’s with Maddie’s brother. Fast forward many years later, the two reconnected and have been....Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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)Read More