Posts tagged wedding photographer des moines
An Iowa Wedding with a Bohemian Vision

I sat down with Meaghan and Matt for the first time at a microbrewery in Ankeny. It was a quick meeting because it didn’t take long for the three of us to realize how great of a fit we were for each other. A simple glass of craft beer and a casual, easygoing conversation about what their wedding might look like was inspiring in and of itself. I knew the process would be fulfilling from that moment on. I soon came to realize that it was the first instance in which I experienced Meaghan’s attention to detail and intuition for beauty.

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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 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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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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Welcome

Welcome to the new Alexander Michl Photography website! It’s finally here. I want to be the first to welcome you to an all new, revamped site that has come to life over the past several months. It’s been an exhilarating process, but I’m glad it’s now open for all.

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