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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. 

Emily + Paul Paul had seen Emily before and officially met her during a mutual friend’s birthday party. As Paul was standing on the rooftop bar at Social House, a friend “dragged Emily” up to him and said, “Hey, this is Emily. You should buy her a drink.” He did just that. They talked that […]

September 9, 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

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


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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.