Blake and Mercedes were nearly a wedding day casualty of the pandemic. Their plans to wed on the beach of Lake Michigan no longer feasible, the couple struggled to find an Iowa venue that was available and met their needs. What they found was a brand new venue- River View Lodge in LeClaire, Iowa- and […]

In my eight years as a photographer, I’ve been extremely lucky to get to work with all kinds of amazing human beings, As you’d expect, every couple is different from the next. Some are all about the PDA, some are goofy and downright hysterical, and some people… well, some are all about keeping it sweet […]

One of the greatest joys of my job is being in the presence of love. All the joy and all of the romance. I get to spend my Saturdays immersed in each couple’s unique love story. Allison and James made this past weekend nothing short of magical. They chose to have an intimate wedding at […]

After a year of planning and so much excitement, you’re facing something no one could’ve ever predicted. Who would’ve thought a pandemic would sweep across the globe in a matter of months, just in time to jeopardize all that you’ve planned? You’re frustrated. You’re angry. You’ve spent nights crying, asked for advice from your family […]

Sarah DeMaranville photography has worked with many wedding vendors. Many. Both within the Quad Cities and outside. Brick and mortar and online. I’m not telling you this to brag, but I am offering my experience and vetting to you. I want you to have the very best for your wedding day. And I’ve vetted and […]

One of my favorite parts of wedding photography is seeing the couple’s vision come to life. Curt and Ali had a naturally-elegant, almost-rustic plan for their wedding day. They incorporated so many unique touches– Curt’s love for hunting is artfully reflected in the men’s boutonnieres, while Ali’s amazing hand-painting and artistic talents were showcased within […]

  I was so blessed to capture the wedding day of Thackery and Kiah on Sunday, October 13. Their relationship is truly one-of-a-kind, and to be in their presence, was to be in the presence of true love. Nearly ten years ago, their love story began– based on friendship, music, and church. And that foundation […]

I’m so excited to share images from a recent wedding I did that took place at in Annawan and was celebrated at The Stables. This was obviously the PERFECT location since the newlyweds had a romantic, rustic-inspired wedding! Alli and Brandon thought this thing through from beginning to end, and there wasn’t a shortage of […]

  Some people may hesitate at a request to do birthday portraits inside a local farm store. But knowing Adelyn’s mom and hearing of the birthday girl’s fascination with Farm & Fleet, I couldn’t resist. Adelyn loves all things Farm & Fleet. She adores shopping trips with her Daddy and roaming the aisles endlessly. She […]

Coming to you on the blog today is Karleigh and Jake’s wedding, which is a serious contender for one of the most fun weddings I have ever had the chance to not only photograph, but to also attend. From the time I arrived to the time I left, it was a non-stop stream of laughing, […]