August 9. 2019– not only the date of Katie and Joel’s wedding, but the joining of their two families. Their day was filled with lots of laughter and joy, and was hosted at the beautiful Honey Creek Resort in Moravia, Iowa. Katie was stunning and Joel was studly, but it was their three sons who […]

    Ross and Jill are married! I’m so excited to share Ross and Jill’s wedding day with you today! From the day I met Jill, it was clear– she was 200% smitten and over-the-moon thankful for the path that led her to Ross. She told me of their long-distance relationship, career moves, house hunting, […]

Have you thought about your wedding day timeline? What about a first look? You know what I’m talking about– those few minutes before the craziness of the day that the bride and groom get to share a few moments. Traditionally, first looks are somewhat taboo, but realistically speaking, they offer many benefits! The time before […]

Far and away my favorite part of photographing weddings is the amazing couples I’ve met along this journey! Enter Ross and Jill. Jill and I had an immediate connection over education, as she currently works as a teacher and my background is also in education. When we met for our wedding consultation at Panera back […]

Before you book with a wedding photographer, you should plan on having a wedding consultation. These are valuable meetings for both you and the photographer. The purpose of such a meeting is twofold: To determine whether personalities, wedding style, etc. will fit together. You will spend a lot of time with your photographer on your […]

The weather is finally coming around and we’ve had some time to get out and do some engagement portraits! Today I introduce you to Blake and Mercedes. When Mercedes saw my list of suggested engagement session locations, she immediately jumped on Vanderveer Park, as that’s where they had recently gotten engaged. Naturally, we had to […]

Hi, friends! I’m working to bring you highlights on some of the very best wedding vendors in the Quad Cities area! Today, I’m thrilled to bring you the first of multiple blog features! Meet Nicole ~ owner of I Do Events. She’s been in business for eleven years and is proud to offer an extensive […]

      You may have seen the link at the bottom of my webpage or on my social media. Yes, I’m a member of the Professional Photographers of America. But what does that mean? It means that I have joined an worldwide association of professional photographers. I care about continually developing my skill through education […]

Hi, friends! Welcome to my first “Things I Love Lately…” blog post! Below you’ll find ten items I am loving and a link to check them for out yourself. No, I’m not getting any affiliate credit for referring you, nor do I have any of these to give away. (Hey, I’m not Oprah!) But I […]

      Wow. What a year it’s been. I can’t say I met all of my goals for 2018, but I did triple my business income, upgrade my website and client management system, invest in two new lenses, and double my wedding bookings, and hit over seven thousand followers on Facebook. That’s nothing to shake […]