Weddings

//From the Archives// showcasing favorites from years past. Amanda + Justin We met in a bar, in a ballroom, at someone else’s wedding. We locked eyes, and I asked her… “Hey, would you ever want to second shoot a wedding with me?” That was 12 years ago, and since then Amanda and I have shot […]

February 29, 2024

Taylor + Mike I’m continuing on my mission to blog the huge backlog of past work that I love! Today I’m super excited to share Mike & Taylor’s downtown Davenport wedding. Mike & Taylor got married on 4-3-21, so not only did they have a super fun wedding date, but Mother Nature also showed off […]

June 20, 2023

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

Decisions, Decisions One of the many decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding is whether or not to do a first look. I always ask my couples this early in the planning process, because it makes a big difference on how your day will flow. What Is A First Look? A first look is when […]

April 24, 2019

bride and groom by field at Rockcut Events Wisconsin

A Beautiful Fall Wedding Lauren & Derrick got married in a gorgeous barn ceremony at RockCut Events in Dickeyville. Lauren’s dress was so uniquely beautiful and the flowers were bright and vibrant. However that was only the first layer of what I was excited to capture on their big day. A Blended Family Since I […]

February 20, 2019

Today we celebrate three years of marriage equality in this country. Three years ago today, the Supreme Court made history with its ruling to legalize same-sex marriage on a federal level. I shot my first same-sex wedding in November of 2012. Nathan & Scott lived in California, but chose Iowa for their wedding. The midwest […]

June 26, 2018

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