Ellen and Mack are one of the coolest couples I have ever met.  Their energy and vibe was so energetic and upbeat! I knew right away that this engagement session was going to be a blast! They both tell me that they have never gotten professional photos together before, and then proceed to be mind […]


Joyful Downtown Des Moines Iowa Engagement Ellen + Mack | Iowa Wedding Photographer

I was so excited when Lexi reached out to me about doing an anniversary session to celebrate her and Beau’s first year as a married couple! Lexi is an interior designer so I knew she was going to look amazing and was down for some creativity!   Practically giddy with excitement, I thought up things we […]


Romantic Harvest Des Moines Anniversary Beau + Lexi | Iowa Wedding Photographer

We had this grand morning all planned out. Kayla and Nick’s Des Moines Engagement Session was taking place at Grays Lake and would be at sunrise. We got there about 30 mins before the sun was to be out, planned the perfect spot. A few minutes before we decided to brave the cold and take […]


Kayla + Nick Engagement | Des Moines Engagement Photographer | Iowa Wedding Photographer

Hello there, and welcome to another weekly wedding tip!  With Fall into full swing is has been crazy around here!  Last time we talked about the best shoes for brides, bridesmaids and photographers! If you missed out on that post you can catch up here! One of the things I have learned this past year […]


Elevate Your Wedding With Classy Paper Goods | Wedding Tips for the Midwest Bride

Today’s Iowa Engagement Session was a fun one indeed! Stephanie and Nathan decided to start out at the arcade bar Up Down, in the east village in downtown Des Moines. It was so neat and fun because this is where they had their first date! I love that personal touch they put into their engagement […]


Stephanie + Nathan | Des Moines Engagement Photographer

Welcome to another weekly wedding tip! Last week I talked about how to choose your wedding hair style (read up on that here), so I thought  next I would talk about your feet! Tieks are a designer Italian Leather ballet flat that are all hand made and come in a large variety of colors and […]


Tieks, Ballet Flats for Brides, Bridesmaids and the Photographer | Iowa Wedding Photographer

It will be no surprise that this Historic East Village Engagement session is one of my top favorites! I have been anticipating Sarah and Jared’s engagement session like a kid on Christmas! When Sarah inquired about hiring me as her Iowa wedding photographer, we really hit it off! Conversation with her felt like talking to […]


Historic East Village Engagement Sarah & Jared | Des Moines Iowa Wedding Photographer

  How to pick your perfect wedding hair style. There are many factors to choosing your wedding hair style, more than you might think! Today, I am going to share some factors that will hopefully shed some light on a hairy situation! If you are anything like me, you have a pinterest board dedicated to […]


Hair I do, or Hair I don’t. | How to Choose Your Wedding Hair Style for the Midwest Bride

High school sweethearts Kelli and Tanner tied the knot on Saturday at their Iowa country wedding. Last fall we took Kelli and Tanners engagement photos and they were so much fun! (Check out their engagement session Here.)  As an Iowa wedding photographer, I have been anticipating their wedding all year and it did not disappoint! […]


Kelli + Tanner Country Wedding | Iowa Wedding Photographer

I had been looking forward to Amanda & Tyler’s wedding ever since their engagement session. Just to paint a picture for those who do not know them, they are hilarious and you are going to laugh and their witty banter and remarks and of course, all the faces Tyler will make.  As a wedding photographer, […]


Amanda + Tyler Wedding | Whitetail Country Estates, Lockridge Ia | Wedding Photographer