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Dear SDP couple, The day is almost here! You’ve planned and stressed and spent literal days creating your once-in-a-lifetime wedding day! While I’ll be there to help however I can, there are some things I want you to know about your wedding day. Things are going to happen that aren’t planned. In fact, some stuff […]

Couples discussing their timeline are always confronted with the question– Should we do a first look? Though un-traditional, the first look has become a popular addition to most wedding day timelines. What is a first look? The first look or sneak peek is the moment when the couple sees each other for the first time […]

Hiring a wedding planner can make wedding planning a lot less stressful and a lot more enjoyable. Your wedding day is naturally one of the best days of your life. It’s the culmination of all the things that represent you as a couple. But making that dream wedding happen requires coordination of many moving parts. […]

There are twelve wedding detail shots you must have. Each of these must have shots will remind you of the moments and small touches you’ll want to look back on for years to come. • Dress While there will be plenty of shots of you in your wedding dress, and you have probably snapped hundreds […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]