Maddie + Trent // September 14, 2019

On my way to Maddie + Trent’s day the sky was looking gloomy. I kept checking the radar to see if and when the rain would make its way over to Cedar Rapids. I was going to stay clear until about 6 PM. Awesome news! Their ceremony was outside and the overcast skies made for some pretty great light. Meanwhile, the storm was stalling over Ames, Iowa and there was a 6 hour rain delay for Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State game. If you’re from Iowa at all, you know how big of a deal this game is every year.

The ceremony came and went, everyone looks absolutely beautiful. We sat down for dinner and I checked the radar again, the rain was on it’s way! Maddie and Trent had their food not even 10 minutes. I asked them if they wanted to sneak out before the storm hit for some alone time and they said YES! The storm clouds moving in were gorgeous!! AND the Iowa Hawkeyes WON!! Check out everyone’s excitement at the end! 😉

Vendors:

Venue - Epic Event Center
DJ - Clife DJ Company
Cake - Barb Alberts
Caterer - A Touch of Class

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Larissa + Dylan // Ushers Ferry Historic Village

Dylan proposed to Larissa with a ring box tied to their fur babies collar and he surprised her one day when she got home from work. I remember one day at work she told me that he said when they had been dating for three years they could get married - and that’s exactly what they did. She gets brings him out of his comfort zone and he tells her corny jokes and keeps life fun! They are perfect together.

When they booked me as their photographer - the first thing Larissa asked me was “what if it rains? What are we going to do?.” I reassured her that everything will happen as it’s meant to and it will all work out. AND IT DID! You could NOT have asked for a more perfect day to get married and I am SO happy I was able to be apart of it.

Vendors:

Venue: Usher’s Ferry Historic Village
Florals: Studio Bloom Iowa
Cake Table and Decor: Borrow My Vintage
Cake and Cupcakes: Take the Cake Desserts
Makeup: Pretty Lane
DJ: LMD Productions
Catering: Dostal Catering

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Alicia + Zach // August Wedding Iowa City, Iowa

These two got engaged in Utah and planned their entire wedding on their drive back to Iowa! I was so excited when Alicia asked me to photograph they big day. She was one of the first brides to contact me for the 2019 season and I was PUMPED.

I went to high school with both of Alicia and Zach, but really only knew of them by name. I am so happy I had the chance to get to know them a little more through their engagement session and their wedding day! I have never seen a love like theirs and the love of the people they surround themselves with. Every time Zach looks at Alicia he starts to bite his lip a little and gets these big eyes like she holds his whole world in her soul.

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Addy + Alex // Golden Hour Session by the Lake

Who isn’t down for a little golden hour lovin’? The weather was perfect and these two were adorable. They are adventurers at heart and ALWAYS are telling me about their newest animal discovery. Saving baby raccoons, birds, staying up until 2 AM hanging out with a mole they found. Literally laughing as I write this! Their adventures are never boring and I can’t wait to go on so many more adventures with them.

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This girl is my best friend.

This guy is her best friend.

And they are perfect for each other.

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JR + Sabrina // Lake MacBride Adventure Session

I seriously CAN NOT get enough of this session!! These babes were totally open to me trying anything and everything with them! We had so much fun climbing rocks and laughing in the sunset. Sabrina was was hesitant because she’s not big on having her picture taken. If you ask me she KILLED IT! These two giggles and laughed their way through an amazing session.

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before the session JR said to me, “Just FYI we’re really goofy around each other”

YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU! The goofier the better!!

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Mara + Corbin // Spring Engagement Session at Squaw Creek, Marion, Iowa

I am so excited to be tagging along with these two on one of the most important day of their lives together. Shortly after I met Mara and Corbin, Corbin built Mara a Catio for their kitty babes. Please and Thank you!! I tell my boyfriend about her Catio ALL THE TIME! I was actually referred to Mara and Corbin by another bride I am working with this Fall! Shout out for referrals and babes who make the dream work. During their session, they danced, ate flowers, and we laughed so hard! I can’t wait to see where their love takes them!

Check out how cute are they?!

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