Nicole & Matt Family | Saylorville Iowa

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I’ve known Nicole for a few years. She is a great friend and a talented photographer herself! It is always a bit nerve wracking when I photograph another artist. I had a good time though with their family and as always it is an honor working for another artist and photographer. We did these at… Read more.

Susan & Rob | Des Moines family

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I meet Susan from my midwife community with Willowsong in Des Moines a few years ago. I always admired Susan’s patience and kindness as a mom to her five kids. I loved this session on the beach! I have been having so much fun photographing sessions on the beach lately. I hope to do more… Read more.

Barnes Place | Anna & Tim

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I worked this wedding at the Barnes Place, as a second photographer for a dear friend Aundrea Eilers. I recently counted how many weddings I’ve done in my career thus far. I am sitting at 141 weddings photographed! Even after all of those, I love second shooting. It is my time to feel creative, without… Read more.

Lindsay & Nick

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Floral: CamBam Custom Florals Cake: Iowa Rent-a-Cake, Shelly Irwin DJ: Chris Laine- MDL Events Second shooter: Aundrea Eilers Venues: Hope Church Waukee & Des Moines Embassy Club west DSML Lindsay & Nick are such a sweet couple. I loved working with them for their wedding day. The whole day went by so quickly. Enjoy these… Read more.

Roxana & Derek | Jester Park

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As a Des Moines Photographer, I love it when couples include their animal companions. Roxana & Derek have 2 adorable pomeranians. During our consultation, Roxana mentioned that the dogs took to Derek right away. It is so wonderful when you meet your person and other half. Roxana & Derek have found that in each other…. Read more.

Amanda & Jay | Wooden Wheel Winery

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There is always usually one or two very hot 100+ degree weddings a year. As a Des Moines Photographer, I always try to prepare the best for those days. Lots of water, cooler of ice, hydration is key. I loved the golden hour for this day though! That summer golden heat on the winery was… Read more.

Haley & Michael | Sheraton West Des Moines

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I loved Haley and Michael’s wedding! It was so much fun. The day went by so fast! As it always does when you are with great people. For me, It is always enjoyable when I get to work with such awesome people. Haley & Michael are just that. They are wonderfully kind, and genuine. When… Read more.

Downtown Des Moines | Emma & Weston

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Emma & Weston are such a super sweet couple. I enjoyed meeting them early this spring and then again taking their engagement session. For their photos we wondered around downtown. I like to use building textures and bricks, etc. We ended their session a top a parking garage getting the golden sun tones of golden… Read more.

Jester Park | Bear Family

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Maranda is the oldest daughter in the Bear family and reached out to me a few months ago to book a family session for her mom. Their family hadn’t had any family photos done in 10 years! With Maranda off to continue college in Minneapolis, and Gracie graduating high school, this timing was pretty special…. Read more.

St. Francis of Assisi Des Moines | Taylor & Andrew

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I had a wonderful time being a part in Taylor & Andrew’s day. It was gorgeous outside! With some clouds and lots of sunshine. The ceremony was held at the local parish St. Francis of Assisi. As a result, It had beautiful details in the celling, that made for a stunning view. Vendor Thanks: Flowers:… Read more.