A Fall Backyard Wedding Weekend One sunny fall weekend in Orange City, Iowa, Maddie + Caleb planned their dream wedding celebration. It all began with a heartwarming welcome dinner at Sfumato’s Pizza, followed by delightful desserts at Blue Bunny Ice Cream. As friends and family indulged in ice cream, laughter and love filled the air […]

Backyard Dinner Party Wedding in Iowa

35mm Film Selfie of newly married couple at their backyard dinner party wedding in Iowa


Have you ever attended a wedding weekend? It’s a beautiful experience filled with love, laughter, and treasured memories. From the welcome dinner to the wedding day, you are surrounded by family and friends who are excited to celebrate the union of two individuals. It’s a time when emotions run high, and everyone wears their hearts […]

Wedding Weekend at Cheney Mansion and FitzGerald’s in Chicago


Recently, I had the opportunity to capture a truly beautiful fall wedding on the cliffs of Lake Superior, near Bayfield, Wisconsin. It was a late September day, and the bold fall colors made the scenery even more breathtaking. Despite the cloudy gray skies, the sun decided to break through during the golden hour, creating a […]

Heartfelt Fall Wedding on Lake Superior

Heartfelt Fall Wedding on Lake Superior, bride and groom are kissing in the middle distance, surrounded by lush green trees.


A Tuesday in August set the scene for MaKayla and Tim’s intimate wedding at the Holden Arboretum in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio. MaKayla + Tim met me at the airport on Monday evening, dressed in tie dye, and drove me back to Tim’s family home. There I met all of their closest friends and family and […]

Intimate Tuesday Wedding at Holden Arboretum


I spend a lot of time listening to photographers I admire talk about challenging the status quo in the wedding industry. Recently, John Dolan stated he’d be interested in seeing more wedding photo blogs featuring 10 images from a wedding day. Just 10 images to tell the whole story of what the day was like. […]

10 Wedding Photos to Tell the Whole Story


A rainy Saturday morning wedding was the perfect backdrop for Bekah and Jonny’s intimate outdoor wedding at Stone State Park in Sioux City, Iowa.

Intimate Morning Wedding at Stone State Park, Sioux City Iowa


An early Friday morning elopement at sunrise at a small wooden park in Orange City, Iowa. You truly can get married anywhere you want to.

A Sunrise Elopement in Orange City, Iowa


A colorful, music-filled summer wedding in northwest Iowa. The Gallagher wedding was one that was near and dear to my heart, as Hannah, the bride, was and is one of my closest friends.

Colorful Summer Wedding at Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City


Intimate, outdoor wedding held in rural Pulaski Tennessee at an open air barn. Rose Marry Farms was a lovely scene for a hot summer wedding.

Rose Marry Farms Outdoor Wedding in Pulaski, TN

Groom looking at his bride's butt in her wedding dress during their first look.


Melissa and Zack got married at Dordt Prairie in Sioux Center, Iowa, a place full of meaning at this outdoor summer wedding.

Joyful Outdoor Wedding at Dordt Prairie


I'm a Minnesota wedding photographer. I am best known for my candid photos that showcase the truest spirits of you and the people you love. As a documentary wedding photographer, I give you space for uninterrupted moments to experience your event as it happens. Always present, but not intrusive. I am always on the move, working my way into the middle of the action as often as I stand back and observe. This approach results in a comprehensive gallery of images that honestly and wholeheartedly tell the story of your wedding day-- the story of how you love, who was there, and why it matters.  

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