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The blog is where I give you the lowdown on love stories, and brag on the badass couples & families that I have the honor of working with.

Come check out what a real wedding day or family session looks like. 

Brandee + Casey Brandee and Casey met on bumble. After a couple of weeks of talking, they had lunch together, on what proved to be a wonderful first date. Over the next couple of years, they built a life together around their shared love of family, their furbabies, playing video games, and always finding ways […]

August 13, 2022

AnnElise + Gradon Gradon and AnnElise met during their freshman year at Wartburg College, where they were both biology majors. AnnElise says that she developed a huge crush on him, and wanted to find ways to hang out with him more and more. Gradon said that they quickly turned from friends that only studied together, […]

July 29, 2022

Hannah + Connor Hannah & Connor met at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where they were both RAs. They instantly connected as friends and then became a couple. After college, they both knew this relationship was one they wanted to hold onto. Hannah followed Connor to Minnesota for his work, and then Connor followed […]

February 22, 2022

Heather + Matt Heather first knew Matt as her best friend’s brother. Matt would often see Heather at their family functions, and as time went on, the two of them formed a friendship of their own.   After about 12 years of knowing each other, they began dating. It was important to both Heather and Matt […]

September 25, 2021

Morgan + Jake Morgan & Jake started as friends in their Freshman year of high school, and it didn’t take them long to realize there was something more there. They began dating in their Sophomore year. “Morgz and I met in high school. We had a large group of friends and I always liked her […]

September 4, 2021

couple outside of the hotel julien in downtown dubuque

Amber + Dan They met through mutual friends, during a night out at the Hotel Julien. Dan was enamored by Amber and her pocket dress. Pocket dresses for the win, always. 🙌  “We are the definition of opposites attract…we balance each other out.” – Amber Fast-forward to today, these two have a beautiful blended family […]

August 23, 2021


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Modern wedding photography & family documentary sessions in Dubuque Iowa, the Quad Cities, and beyond. Located in Bellevue. Documenting love stories in the everyday moments & the life changing ones. Focused on creating honest images.