authentic & modern storytelling for sentimentals

Serving the Midwest 

Fine Art Wedding Photography

Experiences and memories are the very things that make up who we are.
The best ones that bring a smile to your face when you think back on them are my favorite. 


I'm Kirstie

Hey There Friend! 

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      with red furry animals, green plants, cozy blankets and brisk autumn mornings.

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Photographs give us an amazing visual to the moments we have lived in the past. They even allow us to view moments in others past.
I adore looking at my grandparents photos of them growing up, and looking through their wedding album. Seeing them when they were my age, just starting life is so special. My wish is to give you these experiences!  

Memories

When I take on a wedding, I am invested in you, personally. My favorite photos and best work comes from a place that is more meaningful than just clicking a button. Its from forming a relationship, talking about your plans so far, how you and your fiancé met, knowing what you like and dislike, the style and look you are going for.
As your photographer, I want you to have the best experience possible, anything I can do to make your wedding day run smoother, from feeling prepared for photos, creating a wedding timeline you can share with your wedding party, mom and other vendors, to maybe even helping you find vendors or give you some resources. I am here to serve you, you are so beautiful and this is no ordinary day, its your wedding and you deserve the best.

      that will stand the test of time

When I am your photographer, I want you to have the best experience possible, anything I can do to make your wedding day run smoother, from feeling prepared for photos, creating a wedding timeline you can share with your wedding party, mom and other vendors, to maybe even helping you find vendors or give you some resources. I am here to serve you, you are so beautiful and this is no ordinary day, its your wedding and you deserve the best.

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Photographs give us an amazing visual to the moments we have lived in the past. They even allow us to view moments in others past.
I adore looking at my grandparents photos of them growing up, and looking through their wedding album. Seeing them when they were my age, just starting life is so special. My wish is to give you these experiences!  

Memories

When I take on a wedding, I am invested in you, personally. My favorite photos and best work comes from a place that is more meaningful than just clicking a button. Its from forming a relationship, talking about your plans so far, how you and your fiancé met, knowing what you like and dislike, the style and look you are going for.

      that will stand the test of time

As your photographer, I want you to have the best experience possible, anything I can do to make your wedding day run smoother, from feeling prepared for photos, creating a wedding timeline you can share with your wedding party, mom and other vendors, to maybe even helping you find vendors or give you some resources. I am here to serve you, you are so beautiful and this is no ordinary day, its your wedding and you deserve the best.

Previous 

Congratulations, you are engaged!! Now is the time to book your photographer. I have multiple collections to fit all your photography needs! Lets get to know each other better to see if we would be a good match! Once you inquire and answer a few questions about your wedding day, I will get back to you to let you know about availability and give you some additional information on wedding collections! I cant wait to chat with you!  

the experience

STEP ONE :

Book Your Photographer 

01.

Now that you have chosen a wedding collection, I will send you a customized proposal to view. Here you will be able to go over the collection, sign the contract and pay your retainer to officially become a Capture Life Bride! Woot woot!! You will then get access to my 60 + page wedding experience guide that is chuck full of information and helpful tips! You are going to love it!

the experience

STEP  TWO :

Save The Date 

02.

This is where the fun really begins! We will set a date for your engagement session soon after booking . Then the styling process begins! I will work closely with you going over all the details of locations and outfits! The engagement session is CRUCIAL to you feeling confident and ready for portraits on your wedding day! I will talk you through some foundational poses . You can learn more about my posing workflow on my blog! 

the experience

STEP THREE :

Engagements 

03.

Once we are 8 weeks out from your wedding we will start talking timeline! I will send you a questionnaire to gather some info from you then we will start to create the perfect timeline, that you can then share with other wedding vendors and people in the wedding party!
When we are a week from the wedding we will re-cap and go over all the details to make sure we are all on the same page and ready for the big day!
Remeber that I am always available if you ever have any questions or concerns.  

the experience

STEP FOUR :

The Timeline 

04.

The day is finally here! All the planning and preparations have been made, and you will soon be married to your best friend! With the timeline we created, it will help everyone stay on schedule and know what to expect. Your main focus will be to relax and enjoy your day! 

the experience

STEP FIVE :

The Wedding Day 

05.

You can expect to see a blog post of sneak peak images withen 48 hours of your wedding day! Allow up to 4 weeks for final wedding gallery to be ready. These will be given on a personal online gallery that is pin protected. You will then be able to download your images as many time as you like!  If you ordered a wedding album (highly recommended) you will be able to view a rough draft and approve all the details before it is sent off to be made! 

the experience

STEP  SIX:

Your Photos 

06.

Carly
Bredehoeft

Kirstie captured all of our memories for our wedding day and did an incredible job!! The night of our wedding she had already sent us a couple of pictures she had already edited. By the next day she had sent us even more and it was like we were reliving the moment. She did an amazing job on all of our pictures and we are going to be doing an anniversary session with her in a couple of weeks. Kirstie became one of our close friends and makes the session feel like it is all natural. I recommend her to anyone who is getting married or needs photos taken. With our anniversary coming up my husband and I are excited to look back at our pictures and our album she made us.

"the night of our wedding she had already sent us a couple pictures she had edited."

Investment

Full Day Wedding Experience

Starting at $1990

Elopement collections for intimate weddings available 

wedding collections are customizable, one size fits all never looks good on anyone

Family, Maternity, Anniversary, senior  

Starting at 300

Senior experience

starting at 375

Investment

Thanks
     So Much!

-Kirstie V.

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