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Hey everyone and welcome to the journal! Read about and see the highlights from 2019's most amazing weddings, engagements, & boudoir sessions!


Well, I’m officially living the dream…  I had the amazing opportunity to parter with Hopes Bridal in Atkins, IA and these two amazing models (Dusty and Brittany Drenth) and shoot a styled session up in the Rocky Mountains. Let me tell you, the hardest part of doing this session was choosing a location, THERE WERE […]

I’m sitting here trying to come up with words to describe Michaela and Marshall’s wedding day, and really, it seems impossible because it just didn’t feel like real life!  I felt like I was immersed in a fairy tale the entire day.  And not the fairy tale where everything perfect happens the entire time, BUT […]

I had so much fun on Monday night running around Lake MacBride with Amanda and Cody.  And can I just say, major PROPS to Amanda for starting the session in these gorge (and super high!) wedges!!  She was a superstar as she ventured out on a wobbly dock, Cody in tow, somehow managing to keep […]

Can I stop and take a minute to tell you how adorably SWEET this couple right here was…?  After about two minutes of working with them, I knew this session was going to be filled with genuine smiles, laughter and LOOOVVEEE! Holy moly, I hardly needed to pose Amy and Nick as their playful and […]

A few months back, Britta, a good friend of mine, reached out asking about my availability to photograph her upcoming wedding in the Fall.  I was instantly so excited, I hadn’t yet met her fiancé, Ashlee, but was honored that she had asked me to capture her special day! We planned their engagement session at […]

I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun just editing a wedding; a smile rarely left my face this entire week spent on the computer.  This rambunctious group wanted to do their own thing for their photos, to be silly and spontaneous, and you know what, I AM ALL FOR IT!!  Who says you […]

This was it, I had been excited for Kayla and Kam’s wedding day for months; I knew their venue was gorgeous, their details meticulously planned, and the couple themselves head over heels in love (really that’s the secret ingredient for being photogenic on your wedding day ;)).  This was also the day my husband was […]

I am truly beside myself with this session at Lake MacBride State Park. Having the perfect night, perfect weather, perfect location doesn’t always happen, so when it does, us photographers are in absolute heaven!! This couple also couldn’t have been more amazing, Sarah and James both had such warm personalities, I loved working with them […]

Okay, can we talk about location for a minute?  We were originally planning on downtown Iowa City for a classic, urban look to Nile and Kat’s engagement session, but, unfortunately, the weather had other plans in mind.  Rain.  We decided to try a different day and a location near their home in the Quad Cities, […]

You’ve always been a bit curious about boudoir.  You might like to look and feel like a super model for a day, give a sexy gift to your significant other, or just do something to celebrate YOU and the skin you’re in!  You think about it for a minute, then decide that there are a […]

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