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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.

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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

Rochelle + Andrew Rochelle & Andrew met at a party thanks to their mutual friend, Brenna. They had no idea their meeting had been “pre-meditated”, but obviously Brenna was onto something when she decided these two should meet. They immediately hit it off. As they stood at the crowded bar, Rochelle asked Andrew if it […]

July 31, 2021

wedding day portraits at convivium urban farmstead in dubuque

Jenni + Kyle What to Wear for Your First Look Couples often ask my advice about a first look. I always say, “Wear the pancake shirt.” Kidding! I cannot take any credit for this, BUT in the future, that’s my advice. Jenni emailed me before our final meeting to let me know she was planning […]

June 30, 2021

Bailey + Michele “Well, our love story started out where a lot of love stories start out. Prison! …Luckily, we just work there.”😂 When I read this in Bailey’s initial email to me I had to laugh. Bailey & Michele realized later that they had crossed paths years before, probably more than once. I’m picturing […]

June 26, 2021

couple holding their dog on their laps during cedar falls engagement photos

Melissa & Jordan both swiped right on Bumble in July of 2019. They both love beer, so they had their first date at two local breweries in Dubuque – 7Hills & Backpocket. Their date lasted 7 hours! So I think it’s safe to say that not only do they love beer, they also love each […]

June 3, 2021


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Serving Eastern Iowa +
Madison, WI + Galena, IL

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.