A journal is designed to preserve the most meaningful stories. This digital journal holds stories of the precious humans who have chosen to work with me. There is room for your story here, too.

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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. […]

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10 Wedding Photos to Tell the Whole Story

This family enjoyed a fun summer afternoon at Windmill Park in Orange City Iowa. Family lifestyle sessions are an opportunity for intentional time together.

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Family Lifestyle Session at Windmill Park Orange City Iowa

Makayla and Tim met up with me in a parking lot in downtown Sioux City so we could start our wintry engagement session on the roof of a parking garage. There were still little pockets of snow and the wind was blowing, but these two had nothing but smiles and laughter the whole time. After […]

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Winter Engagement Session in Downtown Sioux City

I collaborated with FreeBird Bridal and Holiday Inn Express Dakota Dunes for this celestial-inspired bridal styled shoot to start 2021 off in style.

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Celestial Inspired Styled Shoot in Dakota Dunes

A breezy summer evening made the perfect backdrop for a pizza and beer picnic in Iowa. This lifestyle couples session was flirty and fun!

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Pizza and Beer Couples Session in Sioux City Iowa

Couple clinking beer bottles at a picnic table while eating pizza.

You’ve just received your image gallery from your wedding day. You’re in love with all your photos. Everything feels exactly as you remember it–and there are even some moments captured you don’t remember happening. Your heart is so full it could burst from joy and excitement. So, now what?

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Why Should You Print Your Wedding Photos?

Queer couple after they eloped standing outside of the park where they shared their first kiss.

There are so many decisions involved in wedding planning. This post will help you decide if a second photographer is right for you.

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Second Shooters: what are they and should I book one?

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.

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Intimate Morning Wedding at Stone State Park, Sioux City Iowa

An overcast fall day set the scene for this haunted skeleton styled shoot in Iowa. Halloween-inspired portraits were a welcomed creative break.

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haunted | skeleton in an iowa corn field

A Dia de los Muertos inspired Styled Shoot at a pumpkin patch in northwest Iowa

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de los muertos | a halloween styled shoot

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