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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!


I’m sitting here thinking of how to describe Elyse and AJ’s wedding day, and one word comes to mind: EPIC.  Everything from the most gorgeous venue, horses running around in the background during groomsmen portraits, ALL the tears during the ceremony and speeches, to literally wrestling matches on the dance floor for the bouquet and […]

I seriously had the hardest time choosing my favorites from this adventurous engagement session- Amber and Gavin were SO photogenic, literally they looked the cutest in every. single. picture.  These two gave me a chuckle initially as they were like “I’ve never done professional photos before, we’re not sure what to do!”… then they go […]

This beach session with Megan and Tyler was seriously a photographer’s dream come true!  A serene location (yeah, right here in Iowa!) this gorgeous couple, and the perfect late summer evening- a freaking combo made in heaven! And I think I can safely say everyone had a blast, these two were definitely up for adventure.  […]

Seriously you guys, NOTHING could keep Anna and Zach from tying the knot on this beautiful August day, not COVID, not an Iowa land hurricane, not even a last minute change of venue!! The determination of these two was honestly an inspiration to everyone in attendance (myself included)! And their persistence paid off, because their […]

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 […]

If anyone is looking for Pinterest perfect wedding inspo, look no further than this wedding right here!!!! Everything about photographing Gretchen and Jake’s day was amazing; from every little detail, to an incredible group of family and friends, to the dreamiest sunset you’ve ever seen! So many incredible moments and memories were captured throughout the […]

You guys, I still can not BELIEVE we got all of these amazing shots in such a short amount of time!  Callie and Alec scheduled this “mini” session before their engagement announcement party, and they totally killed it, am I right!!?  Even their adorable pup got his moment in the spotlight!☺️ 🐶  And not to […]

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 […]

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