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


An intimate wedding weekend for two brides surrounded by their closest friends and chosen family in the heart of Kansas City.

Small Outdoor Wedding in Kansas City

Bride hugging her bride from behind, holding hands and sneaking a kiss.


A photojournalistic look into Brianna and Joel’s summer wedding in rural Iowa. The humid weather didn’t stop this intimate midwest wedding from partying.

Iowa Summer Wedding at Terrace View Events Center


The Manfulls celebrated an intentional and low-key outdoor, summer wedding day at the Barns of Old Glory in St. Charles, Minnesota.

Lively Summer Wedding at Barns of Old Glory, St Charles MN


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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