what does working
with me look like?

step 1

let’s get real, I want to show you full galleries!

It’s easy for photographers to put together a pretty Instagram feed or show their top 20 images from styled shoots on their website, but can we deliver every time in real world situations with hectic lighting and limited time? I believe so much in my work that the first thing I show couples who inquire is dozens of full galleries from start to finish so that you can be confident in the quality and consistency of my work, no matter how dark your venue is or what season you’re getting married. Beautiful photos, every single time.

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Des Moines wedding portfolio

step 2

like what you see? Select your wedding day coverage!

From here, I’ve made it extremely easy for you to select exactly the coverage you need without any unnecessary add-ons that you don’t want. My a la carte approach ensures that you optimize your investment in these timeless memories. Once you book, be on the lookout for a surprise gift!

step 3

let’s build your dream vendor team together!

For all of my couples, I’ve created a resource guide to show them all of the best vendors in the area for all wedding categories. This will make planning your day a breeze! I also aim to be a resource; not just for photos, but however else I can help you as you plan your wedding. After photographing over 700 weddings all over the world, I’ve seen and experienced a lot and would love to help answer any questions you may have about what might work and what looks best.

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Des Moines Engagement Photographer

step 4

let’s get to know eachother at your Engagement Session!

If you’ve booked an engagement session, we can now get this on the calendar! We can incorporate locations and events special to you or I can choose locations with amazing light for you. I don’t limit session durations or locations, it’s all about showing you two how easy it is to be in front of the camera and for me to get to know you two better! This session will make wedding photos an absolute breeze and so much fun since you’ll know what to expect!

step 5

let’s review your timeline & Get ready for the big day!

About 1 month out, I’ll send a timeline review to make sure we’re all on the same page and we can hop on a call so that I can answer any last minute questions you may have! On the wedding day, I’ll coordinate family formals for you so that those flow quickly and efficiently and then you get to enjoy the rest of your day being present with your friends and family!

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Kendall + Matt

step 6

don’t blink, your photos are all ready for you!

A day or two after your wedding, I’ll send some beautiful previews your way (who doesn’t love to update their profile photo)! You’ll receive your full wedding gallery back no later than 6 weeks after your wedding date (typically one month). You’ll be able to print, download and order albums directly within your photo gallery!

step 7

your photographer for life!

As a JTC Couple, you’ll have priority booking access to sessions and access to have me photograph whatever you need. Cheering on my couples in their endeavors both personally and professionally is my favorite part of what I do!

Makenzie + Joe
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ready to get started?

Our first step is to check availability. Fill out a couple quick details about your wedding day and I’ll respond asap with full gallery examples and investment information!