Posts tagged iowa
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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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 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 Morning Wedding - Kayla & Jeff

I get excited when a bride and a groom can't take their eyes off each other, or when they can’t stop laughing together. It’s satisfying to peer through the lens of my camera and see nothing but true, genuine love. That's Kayla and Jeff

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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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