including your dog in your wedding photos and engagement photos, real iowa weddings & engagements

“Should I include my dog in my engagement photos?” “What about including my dog in my wedding photos?” If you are asking this, then guess what? My answer is always, yes! I think including your dog in your engagement photos and even your wedding photos is a great idea! For so many couples, their dog […]

August 26, 2017

iowa wedding photographer, candid contrast photography

Kathryn & David were married outside on a sunny August day. They stood under a hand-made altar, with a cornfield, an expansive blue sky, and puffy white clouds as the backdrop. Their closest friends and family surrounded them, including their dog Ben, who was an honorary groomsman. They read handwritten vows, Kathryn’s brother officiated, close […]

April 12, 2017

Dubuque iowa wedding at the grand river center, candid contrast photography

Meagan & Nick were married in a morning ceremony at Emmaus Bible College. Meagan’s Dad officiated, and it was the perfect mix of tradition and humor. Nick dipped Meagan during the first kiss, causing their guests to cheer, and me to do a little happy dance from behind my camera. Be sure to check out […]

September 21, 2016

bellevue iowa outdoor wedding photography, candid contrast photography

When it was time for Kasie to buy her wedding dress, she found one on Pinterest. She immediately knew it was the one. That dress was what she’d be married in, no doubt. So she called around the Cedar Rapids area until she found someone who carried it. She made an appointment to go try […]

August 17, 2016

bellevue iowa wedding at the shore event centre, iowa wedding photographer candid contrast photography

We missed throwback Thursday again, so we’re going to call this flashback Friday. 😉 Sarah & Steven’s wedding had that beautiful, laid back vibe that I love. The wedding party wore cowboy boots, with the bridesmaids in pink dresses and the groomsmen wearing jeans and vests. The girls got ready at the Baymont Inn in Bellevue, […]

August 12, 2016

port of dubuque stone cliff winery wedding, candid contrast photography

Happy Friday everyone! Since we breezed right through Wedding Wednesday & Throwback Thursday, let me just combine them & leave you with this: Audra & Michael’s amazing wedding day! The day started with a traditional ceremony at St. Joes Church in Key West and ended with an outdoor tent wedding at Stone Cliff Winery in […]

August 5, 2016


Located in Bellevue, Iowa
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.