You know how sometimes you meet someone and you realize they are your long lost friend?  That’s what it was like meeting Mikkiah & Matthew for the first time.  They came over to our house and we sat on the couch and ate monster cookies while discussing their dream wedding. My heart did a giddy […]

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Mikkiah & Matthew | The Timbers Wedding

Who are the sweetest people on earth?  Annette & Tyler. And now they are the sweetest couple on earth. Mr. & Dr. Roberts. I’m going to get straight to the point and say, ever since their wedding day, I’ve been dreaming up reasons to hire dueling pianos for a party.  Our 10 year wedding anniversary?  […]

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Annette & Tyler | North Iowa Fall Wedding

This day felt like hanging out with friends while oozing creative juices.  That sounds creepy.  But I could photograph this day 1000 times.  The intimate nature of Emily & Dustin’s wedding party, mixed with the most epic party imaginable made for the best of both worlds.  Word to the wise – keep the wedding party […]

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Emily & Dustin | Historic Park Inn Hotel Wedding

From now on, let’s start the cocktail hour before the ceremony, okay? Okay.  Laura and Todd had a bar from the Crafty Cocktail Camper set up to snag a fancy cocktail before you went and sat down for the ceremony.  GENIUS.  So many yummy drinks, platefuls of delicious food, and lots and lots of laughs […]

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Laura & Todd | Clear Lake Iowa Wedding

My first wedding at the new Winan Creek Barn & Event Venue was knock-you-out drop-dead-gorgeous.  Everything from the bride & groom (obvi), to the reception space, and the sweet details – I had *heart* eyes all day.  I could talk about how fun this wedding was, or how adorable their daughter Lucy is, but honestly, […]

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Megan & Cody | August Iowa Wedding

If it’s true that rain on your wedding day means your marriage will last, then Blake & Taylor’s marriage will last forevvverrrrr – but let’s be honest, it’s going to last forever rain or shine.  It downpoured the first half of their wedding day, which means we had exactly one empty(ish) room for photos the […]

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Blake & Taylor | Rainy North Iowa Wedding

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  In home sessions are THE BEST.  You need two things for an in-home session: Windows – give me alllll the natural light, baby. Yourself = Having fun The key to a GREAT in-home lifestyle session is to PLAY.  Don’t be afraid to be silly with your […]

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In-Home Family | Clear Lake

Kayla & Matt went through A LOT to finally get to this day!! Their original wedding date was in April, but with the onset of Covid, they had to reschedule.  After so many ups and downs and navigations of alllll the unknowns (including if we’d be able to make it since I’d be 36 weeks […]

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Matt & Kayla | Historic Park Inn Wedding

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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M & N Christmas Tree Mini Engagement

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