Kayla wanted this bridge and fall color – mother nature did not disappoint!!   Also, I’m pretty sure I have Kayla a heart palpitation when she pulled out her snake skin booties to show me their second outfit and I gasped about as louder and longer than any normal person might.  If you’ve been following me […]

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Kayla & Matt | Fall Iowa Engagement

When I asked Tyler to whisper one thing that he loved about her into Annette’s ear and he said, “Just one???” I knew these were my kind of people.  And when I told them this was our first time leaving Ella with a babysitter and they CARED and asked me to tell them all about […]

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Annette & Tyler | ENGAGED

Engaged around Christmas?!? I think it should now be a requirement that you need some engagement photos in some Christmas trees to document your wintery, joyful, Christmasy love!!   Plus, Carlson Tree Farm has the cuuuuutest trees to frolic in, don’t you think??  Their wreaths are a staple on my front door and in my home […]

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Engagements

M & N Christmas Tree Mini Engagement

We started off with a few family photos with Megan, Cody, & Little Lucy and I have NEVER seen a two year old do as well as she did in the freezing cold!!!  She was smiling, playing, and running around all while shivering and clattering her little teeth.  We even tried to warm her up […]

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Megan & Cody Fall Engagements

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pumpkins. mums. a greenhouse. an adventure through a grass field. the most perfect dreamy light.  a sleek water backdrop with the most classically elegant outfits.  a naturally romantic + gracefully confident couple. What doesn’t this session have?? I have always always always wanted to photograph a session at Blackmore Nursery in Mason City and it […]

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Dustin & Emily | Dreamy Fall Engagement

Steph’s strikingly gorgeous blue eyes represent Nathan & Steph’s relationship well : chill.  It is obvious they are naturally themselves around each other & complement one other well.  PLUS they  have the cutest pup that is one of the most well-trained dogs we’ve seen (and he has his own ISU jersey!!!).   Steph grew up going […]

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Nathan + Steph | Cloudy Clear Lake Engagements

When Cassie first called me to tell me she was engaged and wanted us to photograph her wedding, I was ECSTATIC.  I first met Cassie & her girls at the gym and immediately fell in love with her little family.  I dreamed of photographing these adorable girls while visions of sugar plums danced in my […]

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Cassie & Tom | Engaged + Cutest Sis Twins Cali & Cora

Brianna & Nick have the sweetest relationship!  They work nights together in the same hospital, which means they get to swing their sleeping schedules together.  PLUS, every third shift together, they go out for breakfast afterward! I mean, it’s safe to say that doing third shift doesn’t get much better then that. 😉 These two […]

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Brianna + Nick : North Iowa Romantic Engagements

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My friend Nicole once taught me that Chicago isn’t name the Windy City because of the physical wind, it’s called the Windy City because of the hot air bellowing from politicians!  I know!  That totally “blew” my mind! ;p   But, BOY, did we experience the actual, forceful, freezing wind off of Lake Michigan!!  It was […]

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Engagements

Ben & Kelly : Engaged in the Windy City

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