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11.16.20
UNION Kansas City Wedding
UNION Kansas City Wedding
One thing I love about being a photographer in Des Moines is how close I live to other amazing cities. A short drive to Kansas City this September made for a fantastic wedding day with Lauren and Drew. I met Lauren nearly a decade ago when we worked together for a custom apparel company. Fast forward 10 years and Lauren called me with the unfortunate news that her Kansas City...
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09.09.20
Keller Brick Barn
Keller Brick Barn
Keller Brick Barn is a beautiful barn wedding venue in Dallas Center, Iowa. The focal point of the outdoor ceremony is a beautiful mature tree which makes the perfect backdrop for stunning wedding photos! Keller Brick Barn has a beautiful indoor space that can function as either a ceremony space and/or a reception space upstairs. I always get worried about heat for summer barn weddings, but this venue has air...
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07.15.20
06.17.20
Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos
Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos
I had an absolute blast hanging with Jessie and Dan in the city this weekend. We spent the evening walking around their neighborhood and finding gems of photo locations that turned out so beautiful! Did I order Lou Malnati’s to go for the car ride home? Yes, yes I did. Enjoy these photos, and if you want to send these to your engaged friends, I might just send you some...
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06.07.20
Irishman Acres Clover Barn Wedding
Irishman Acres Clover Barn Wedding
Irishman Acres’ Clover Barn Wedding Yesterday I was able to document Sarah and Jason’s beautiful intimate wedding in Bondurant, Iowa. Due to Covid, Sarah and Jason’s wedding plans have been up in the air a lot, but they ended up deciding on having an intimate ceremony and dinner this weekend and will be having a larger celebration in the fall. These two were so relaxed on their big day and made...
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06.03.20
Summerset Winery Wedding
Summerset Winery Wedding
An intimate wedding at Summerset Winery This weekend I was able to photograph a wedding for the first time since Covid began. This was a Summerset Winery wedding in Indianola, an absolutely beautiful venue that has photogenic vineyards surrounding the property. We took advantage of these vineyards for Gabby and Otto’s first look and portraits! After almost four months of not photographing a wedding, I was SO excited to spend...
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06.01.20
Iowa City Engagement Photos
Iowa City Engagement Photos
This weekend I headed out to Iowa City to spend some time with Rae and Brandon. We met up at Joe’s Place, coincidentally where several of their first dates took place. From there, we wandered around downtown Iowa City and found several beautiful and unexpected locations for photos. A lot of photographers tend to have their favorite locations to photograph engagement sessions at, but I love the process of exploring...
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03.13.20
Arizona Engagement Photos
Arizona Engagement Photos
I had an absolute blast visiting Kodie and Payton for their Arizona engagement session. I love when couples who are getting married near where I live don’t live in my state because it gives me an opportunity to travel for their engagement session. It allows me to be a part of their story both at their hometown wedding and where they are building their life together currently. When we first...
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03.08.20
Engagement Photos Des Moines
Engagement Photos Des Moines
From the moment we met at the Des Moines Wedding Show, Tabbi and I hit it off. She introduced me to her fiancé, Ethan, when we met for a cocktail at Juniper Moon. This was a great opportunity to chat and learn more about them before their engagement session. I loved that Tabbi and Ethan gave me the freedom to plan the locations for their engagement session in Des Moines....
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04.10.19
Eloping to New York
Eloping to New York
Philip and Konstantinos were eloping to New York all the way from Greece. I feel so incredibly lucky that our paths crossed and that I was able to be their NYC elopement photographer. There are a few steps to be conscious of if you’re looking to elope to NYC: Obtain all of the correct documentation. Find a location that resonates with you. Coordinate with an experienced photographer and/or planner.  ...
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03.12.19
Strand Bookstore engagement
Strand Bookstore engagement
This Strand Bookstore engagement session was definitely one for the books, and it’ll be hard to top the uniqueness of it all. In fact, I’ll be surprised if this isn’t one of the most unique locations I shoot at all year!  Libby and Tim put together a wonderful plan that was led by an exquisitely personal vision. There is nothing I love more than couples who come to me with...
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02.13.19
St Regis New York wedding
St Regis New York wedding
This weekend I had the opportunity to photograph a beautiful wedding at the St. Regis New York. I first met Jenna and David for their engagement session, and I knew they were going to be a fun, happy couple to work with. This was great for me because fun couples are so easy to photograph. Better yet, they were set to get married at one of the most beautiful wedding...
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02.08.19
Sofitel Wedding
Sofitel Wedding
This past weekend, I had a chance to photograph Brandy and Fernando’s incredible Sofitel Wedding in New York City. This hotel is absolutely incredible. Everything is perfect from top to bottom including the location, aesthetic and staff. If you haven’t seen the bridal suite at Sofitel, you are absolutely missing out. It has stunning views of the Empire State building and Chrysler Building and even has a wrap around balcony...
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01.17.19
Questions to ask a Wedding Photographer
Questions to ask a Wedding Photographer
So you’re newly engaged and you’re ready to start planning the big day! There are many resources that try to list questions to ask a wedding photographer, but none of them are done BY a wedding photographer. I’m here to fill that void. When a couple starts with a list of questions, a lot of times photographers will know which site you got your list from. Usually, these lists turn the...
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01.14.19
Hillbrook Club Wedding | Chagrin Falls, Ohio | Brooke + Billy
Hillbrook Club Wedding | Chagrin Falls, Ohio | Brooke + Billy
Photographing this Hillbrook Club wedding was such a pleasure. Becoming friends with Brooke and Billy has been an absolutely awesome experience! After hanging out for their Boston engagement session, I knew we were going to have a ton of fun on their wedding day for their Hillbrook Club Wedding. Their wedding day took place on the absolutely beautiful day of August 8th, 2015, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. There were so many...
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05.09.18
Elkhart Wedding Photography | Lerner Theatre Wedding
Elkhart Wedding Photography | Lerner Theatre Wedding
Joe and Emily’s wedding day at the Lerner was absolutely incredible. The energy of the day was so high from start to finish. Enjoy some of my favorite images from the day below. Thanks for bringing me back home to Elkhart Emily and Joe!
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01.22.18
Naperville Wedding Photographer
Naperville Wedding Photographer
I had an awesome time this weekend acting as a Naperville Wedding Photographer for Samantha and Jono’s wedding! The back story of this wedding story is pretty amazing. If you’ll check out one of my recent instagram posts, there’s a fun caption that describe how Samantha and Jono’s wedding started, well at least in my eyes how it started. Fast forward a few years later and here I am, acting...
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12.13.17
3 tips for hiring a wedding photographer
3 tips for hiring a wedding photographer
When hiring a wedding photographer, it’s so easy to ask questions off lists from the internet and move on. Instead, be sure to have a real conversation with your potential wedding photographer. Learn more about their experience and what they bring to the table. I believe the following three categories can be interesting to learn about your potential photographer. I think these below conversation points will also be useful in...
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08.29.17
Huntington Beach Engagement Photos
Huntington Beach Engagement Photos
Pro Tip: Keep your camera out of the water… RIP to one of my cameras after this session. Absolutely worth it, though. Thank you so much Angela and Mark for hopping in the water and creating some fun and unique images with me!
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08.03.17
Bainbridge Island wedding photographer
Bainbridge Island wedding photographer
So I’m writing this post on August 3rd, 2017 and I’m pretty sure it’s been almost a year exactly since I’ve blogged. Pardon the rust. I am SO excited to launch my new site and I’m even MORE excited to launch my new site with THIS blog post. Acting as a Bainbridge Island wedding photographer last weekend, I had the opportunity to document Bianca and Ryan’s wedding day. These two...
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