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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

      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 […]

The absence of the bride’s father and the groom’s mother was remembered and symbolized by charms on the bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere. But when Christina’s mom took the microphone to share her blessings with the newly betrothed couple, that absence was much more pronounced. You see, Terry Bilyk knew he wouldn’t be around to […]

The advent of digital photography has led many people to take up photography as a hobby. The magic of delete buttons, filters, and simple editing has even made many people confident enough to charge for their work. In fact, an all-call on Facebook for recommendations for family photographers is likely to turn up more amateurs than professionals. Which begs the question– Why pay for a professional photographer when amateurs are often cheaper?

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