Posts tagged des moines wedding photography
A Des Moines Wedding for World Travelers

One of my favorite aspects of every wedding is experiencing the theme that the bride and groom incorporate throughout their day. For some, it’s bohemian with lace and metallic details. For others, it’s a classic approach with black tuxedos and a magnificent church. Marie and Cody cultivated a unique theme based on one of their passions: travel.

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5 DIY Wedding Hacks to Inspire Your Wedding Vision

With brides and grooms foregoing norms to plan their own nuptials, DIY weddings are totally on trend this season. If you’re getting married soon, harness your can-do attitude and get to it! Here are 5 DIY wedding hacks you can implement to save money and customize your big day in a way that fulfills your wedding dreams.

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How to Create a Timeline for Your Dream Wedding

For many couples, the task of creating a wedding day timeline can seem daunting. Besides scheduling out the ceremony and reception, so many other details can play into the flow of the day. As tempting as it can be to forgo a timeline altogether, this is one thing that shouldn’t be overlooked. A little planning up front can be the difference between a rushed schedule and the allowance for creative liberty. Here are seven wedding timeline tips to make sure your big day goes off without a hitch!

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An Elegant Des Moines Wedding

One of the most significant conversations I had with Sadie about her wedding was when we planned the wedding day timeline together. Sadie wanted to make sure we took time to capture of all the special people involved in her day, telling me, “the bridal party is my family.” It was then I understood what kind of people Sadie and Derek were and that their loved ones were going to play a major role in this wedding.

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An Intimate Vineyard Wedding - Keely & Caleb

From our first conversations, I could tell Keely and Caleb’s wedding was going to be a celebration specific to them. They both are kind hearted and funny, not afraid to be who they are. Their aim was a wedding that didn’t get caught up in the small details, or exact timelines, but a wedding that when you reluctantly left, your face hurt from smiling and laughing the entire time. Their celebration exemplified a lighthearted and intimate celebration centered on the guest list instead of a checklist.

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A Midwest Scenic Sunset Wedding

When Tyler and I arrived at Andrea and Justin’s venue in Denison, Iowa, we knew exactly why they chose this setting for their day. The Stables at Copper Ridge were absolutely beautiful. Off a small two lane road sits an old barn that has been manicured to fit the setting of a beautiful movie. Chairs were set up outside of the venue and the ceremony overlooked the rolling hills of what I can only describe as ‘Iowa’.

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An Elegant Mid-Summer Wedding - Mikaela & Frasier

When we arrived and greeted the bride and groom, we had no doubt that this couple’s excitement for the day wouldn’t be outdone by the heat. What resulted was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve been honored to photograph. Mikaela and Frasier, you two are incredible.

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A Perfect Alumni Wedding - Maggie & Lachlan

I easily fall in love with what I do each time I shoot a wedding. It’s not only a once in a lifetime event, but I get to do it over and over. Despite its repetition, it doesn’t get old. That’s because each time I meet two people getting married, they are one of a kind. I mean that with the utmost sincerity. They obviously have different backgrounds and preferences, but the heart of what they want for their life is always different as well.

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A Wonderful Walnut Creek Wedding - Heather & Greg

One of my favorite types of weddings I get to photograph are the Walnut Creek Weddings. Walnut Creek is the church I’ve found over 5 years ago.  My life’s been completely different since then, because of the community of people found under the roof there. No doubt that Jesus Christ was the one who changed me completely, but these people, this body of believers are the ones whom I’ve experienced it all with.  And one of the biggest celebrations of Christ is at a Walnut Creek wedding. They are beautiful, but this isn’t about me, it’s about one of my favorite couples.

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An Intimate Chapel Wedding - Brooke & Adam

There’s something special when two of your really great friends come together in marriage.  Knowing them both individually as a brother and a sister in Christ, and then seeing them come as one on the altar is an amazing witness.  

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A Bohemian Fairytale Wedding - Bethany & Josh

It was three days before the wedding and I receive an email in all caps “WHAT IF IT RAINS??”  No bride ever wants to imagine her special day dampened with unsightful weather. What came from terrifying uncertainty turned into a day she wouldn’t trade for the world.  And I had the honor of capturing it all.  It was amazing.

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A Closest of Friends' Wedding - Kristin & Garrett

It’s a completely different atmosphere when I photograph a wedding for two people that I’m really close with.  I know them.  They know me.  It puts the mystery of compatibility by the wayside and opens up a door for a completely transparent relationship when it comes to being a part of their wedding.  I have to say, it was next level.  

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A Rural Iowa Wedding - Anne & Gaetan

I ran into the salon to get out of the rain the morning of the wedding day with Anne and her bridesmaids wondering if the rain will stop.  I knew in that moment that Anne would be a bride who couldn’t help from smiling non-stop.  Not even the all-day rain forecast could bring her spirits down.

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A Des Moines Sunset Wedding : Amber & Chad

It was a wonderful moment when Amber and Chad asked me to be their wedding photographer.  I was so excited because I walked away from an hour long meeting at Starbucks thinking "They are absolutely too good to be true".  I was mistaken.

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