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Hey everyone and welcome to the journal! Read about and see the highlights from 2019 and 2020's most amazing weddings, engagements, & boudoir sessions!


Ok you guys, I had a freaking blast trekking around Iowa City with these two love birds! Anna and Brandon’s playful chemistry seriously made my job so easy.  From exploring downtown, getting ice cream, dancing through the T. Anne Cleary walkway, to watching a sunset over the river- I felt like I was third wheeling […]

Ali and Morgan’s wedding day was incredible in every single way, from a picture perfect venue, to an inspiring ceremony, and close friends and family to share in all the memories made.  Even though COVID-19 shortened the guest list, Ali and Morgan made the most of their day, and not to mention, we were able […]

I was pretty pumped for this session with Sydney, one, because I knew she was going to CRUSH it, and two, because it was my first time photographing at Company Fifteen- a beautiful, naturally lit studio located in the heart of the QC!  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE shooting in my little in-home studio, […]

Yeah, I don’t usually do family pictures… Throughout the past couple years, I’ve received a lot of questions as to why not, and to be super honest, I’ve just never felt the calling to do so since starting my photography business!  I’ve got my own crazy toddler at home and he fills up ALL of […]

I seriously cannot get enough of this incredible, snowy engagement session with Gretchen and Jake!!!  We finally got the perfect winter day with almost a foot of snow and warm enough temps to stay comfortable exploring this beautiful park for a good portion of the afternoon! And these two high school sweethearts were totally up […]

As wedding season comes to a halt during winter, boudoir season is in full swing and it is a BLAST!!!  Most of my lovely boudoir clients choose to keep their images between themselves and their significant others (understandably so!), so I am beyond excited that Jessa has agreed to let me share her session!!! She […]

Okay, seriously, how freaking cute are these two!!??  Cara and Matt said they wanted a winter-esque engagement session, and boy, I am SO glad I agreed, they were absolutely in their element!! I had so much fun trekking (and sliding!) around the lake with Cara and Matt.  Even though it was quite slick out, it […]

Last Saturday night was extraordinary and let me tell you why.  Okay, the November night we had (50+ degrees combined with a dreamy sunset) was the first reason, but the second reason resulted from a bit of an embarrassing moment on my end!  About 5 minutes into shooting this engagement session I realized I had […]

I’m sitting here thinking of how to describe this day, and one word comes to mind: legendary.  Everything from the couple, to the dress, the venue, the insanely windy weather, the reception’s dance party, AND setting my own personal movement record (according to my apple watch…!🥳) After Kendra and Clint finished getting ready, we met […]

Alyssa and Ryan had a rainy day for their wedding celebration earlier this month, BUT that wasn’t dampening anyones spirits (pun intended😁)!  They had the perfect venue at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center; beautifully decorated rooms were around every corner of this hotel, with giant windows letting in the perfect amount of natural light letting […]

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