Kayla & Travis {Des Moines Wedding}

Kayla and Travis have pretty much been amazing since the day we met them to discuss possibly shooting their wedding. They are laid back, fun, so kind and full of excitement to start their lives together! We just KNEW this was going to be a good wedding. And boy were we right! From every little detail in the decor to their amazing group of family and friends that surrounded them to the tradition of a little rain on their big day (they’ve had rain for every important event surrounding this wedding!), everything was perfection and could not have gone more smoothly! Kayla was clearly such a stunning bride and Travis a handsome groom, but the love and fun and joy that filled the day is what really made their moments so easy to capture! A little rain? No problem! A lot of rain? Even better! ūüôā The party to cap off the amazing day was just that…a PARTY! We have never seen so many guests start dancing from the first song and stay on the dance floor the entire night! These two have some amazing loved ones who were thrilled to celebrate their love! They are going to have an incredible life together and it was an honor beyond words to capture every moment for them in pictures! Enjoy this sneak peek of their day!

Josh & Carla {Des Moines Wedding}

This wedding was pure entertainment from start to finish. From the absolutely beautiful wedding venue, so many musical talents at the reception to a Cirque Wonderland show to finish the evening, it was an event to say the least.

I (Jamie) met this couple when she was expecting her daughter and they were just days into their engagement. I could tell it was the start to a beautiful family. Being able to document their wedding was so much fun. Their little girl has grown into a sweet and adorable toddler and their two boys only got more handsome from when I saw them last.

To Josh and Carla, we thank you for allowing us to document such a special day in your lives. We know this is only the start of the great things to come. If you plan life anything like a wedding, we know you will be living your best years to come!

Nicara & Eric – Engaged!

These two have built such an amazing family and life together and have decided to commit to each other forever and WE get to capture the day they say, “I do!” ¬†We are so excited to witness and photograph every special moment that day this fall! ¬†For now, I got to capture their love as they make all of the plans for their big day. ¬†It.Was.So.Fun! ¬†They are just a total blast and photographing their love was easy!

Enjoy the Sneak Peek of their engagement session!

engagement-8engagement-3engagement-1engagement-5engagement-6engagement-4engagement-7engagement-10engagement-11engagement-9engagement-12I love all of the laughing and fun these two had in their session! ¬†It really was a time to capture their true personalities and love…and this image does it! ¬†Ha!engagement-2Can’t wait until your BIG day! ¬†Thank you for putting your trust in us to capture these moments!

Kelly & Mike {Fort Dodge Wedding}

Two weeks ago, in the middle of a windy, freezing raining, snowing, cold day, we witnessed so much love and warmth every where we went. ¬†Kelly and Mike’s day was full of laughter and joy and dancing and family. ¬†You would have never known that just outside the walls were roaring winds and freezing rain. ¬†So many people traveled through the questionable weather for these two and there was no doubt to us why. ¬†They love so well. ¬†Not only do they love each other so well, but they love their family and friends so well. ¬†Their wedding was full of special details…truly nothing was missed. ¬†The breathtaking decor, the inclusion of all of their loved ones including all of their nieces and nephews who had a very special part in their ceremony, the moment anyone walked into their venue, it was clear that this day was something that was for everyone, not just to celebrate them. ¬†The speeches brought so much laughter and many tears of joy, the way Kelly and Mike looked at each other made everyone feel warm and fuzzy inside despite the wintery weather. ¬†It was a pleasure and a joy to capture all of the love and special moments of their day.

Below is a small glimpse of it all!
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Liz & Cory {Iowa City Wedding}

Liz and Cory ¬†created such a beautiful wedding day. We loved to see how many personal mementos were incorporated and thoughtful touches for their guests throughout. Despite the forecast for rain we arrived to blue skies. The barn was decorated flawlessly and no detail was left unthought. All family traditions and heirlooms they could find were all included in their day, from the cake topper used for several generations before them, to the champagne glasses they toasted with. Every touch of their wedding was included with intention right down to the surprise pizza delivery from a favorite, local pizzeria. They didn’t even forget to celebrate a friend’s birthday since she approved to share her day with them. It all added up to a perfect wedding day.

Cory and Liz wanted a day for their friends and family to enjoy. To celebrate friendship and family just as much as their marriage to each other. With a magical fall backdrop, they laughed and reminisced and enjoyed every single person at their wedding. And we laughed and enjoyed being a part of it.

Congratulations, Liz and Cory. Thank you for allowing us to document such a special moment in your lives. We are grateful for the opportunity and hope you enjoy this glimpse into your beautiful, fall wedding.

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A round of applause for all the vendors for their creativity and hard work!

Venue: Celebration Farms

Florals:E’s Florals (Solon, Iowa): esflorals.com

Cake: tiptopcakes.com

Dress: Melissa Sweet

Rings: amessilversmithing.com

Wedding Planner: Danielle Stowell @ wickedriverevents.com

Hair/Makeup: Laura Rybak

Catering: Bread Garden (Iowa City)

 

 

 

Lupita & Cole {Muscatine Wedding}

There were so many special details in Lupita and Cole’s wedding. ¬†Traditions, details to honor those no longer with us, personal touches that made the wedding just perfect for them! ¬†One thing that was missing? ¬†Stress…the laid back nature of these two made the day stress free! ¬†It was all about joining their lives together surrounded by loved ones. ¬†And isn’t that all that matters when all is said and done? ¬†It was beautiful and fun and relaxed. ¬†There were lots of smiles and laughs and lots of sweat on this hot August Saturday! ¬†The heat was nothing a few drinks couldn’t alleviate!

One thing is certain, Lupita and Cole are so incredibly loved and the love between them is so beautiful. ¬†What a perfect day it was for these two to say, “I do” and celebrate! ¬†It was an honor to witness it and photograph it.

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Iowa Wedding Photographer | Paige & Michael

Paige and Michael planned a spring wedding and Mother Nature surprised them with a blizzard complete with ten inches of snow that fell all day. We geared up with all our winter attire and an over the top positive attitude in case there was cheering up to be done once we arrived. But there were no tears over the weather. Paige, Michael, and all those around them were just as cheerful as you would expect on a sunny spring day.¬†We learned that two others in Paige’s family have also been married in blizzards so it clearly was meant to be.

We had a great idea to go sledding on lunch trays, a wedding moment that will be hard to top as far as pre-wedding activities go. The wedding party endured the whiteout conditions for photos all day long allowing for beautiful and unique wedding images. It was an awesome group to photograph on such a memorable day!

To Paige and Michael, thank you for allowing us into your day and being so open to all the possibilities the weather gave us. It was such an honor to photograph all those around who came to celebrate you. Your wedding will be unforgettable, not only because of the blizzard but because of how easy it was to photograph how much you both love each other.

Venue: Muscatine National Guard Armory
Flowers: Island Floral of Muscatine
Hair: Hair is Emily Bunn with BARR Salon
Dress: Heart to Heart Bridal
Hotel: The Merrill

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