Posts tagged wedding day
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 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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Five Qualities To Look For in Your Wedding Photographer

While you’re on the search for a photographer, it’s important to partner with someone who will ease your stress and turn the anxiety of not knowing what’s next into full confidence and understanding of your wedding vision. As a photographer, here are five qualities I present to my clients to ensure the wedding process is seamless from start to finish.

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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 Des Moines Family Wedding - Geena & Holden

Everyone came together, friends and family, a few days before the wedding and pitched in to set it all up. Coworkers were the ones creating the bouquets and arrangements, as well as providing the venue, friends were the ones setting up the decor and bartending, and family came in to help put together one of the most beautiful weddings.

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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 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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