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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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

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.

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The Renos: A Sunrise Elopement in Orange City, Iowa

I never understood why this quote was so important until I picked up a film camera. I thought my job was simply taking pictures. I don’t simply stand somewhere and click a button or two. I see. I look. I feel. I imagine. I dream. I invent. I create. I design. I compose. I craft. […]

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My Journey of Learning How to Shoot 35mm Film, Part 1

35mm Black and White Film Mikaela Chewing Bubble Gum

I connected with Sora online thanks to a mutual friend. We met up in North Omaha to do a portrait session for her and her husband in historic, mural-filled North Omaha.

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The Njambas: North Omaha Couples Session

I believe in the beauty of home. The space you’ve curated and cared for is more than just a collection of stuff and things. It’s a place filled with memories, experiences, and stories.

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A Case for In-Home Photo Sessions

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU’VE EVER RIFLED THROUGH YOUR CLOSET LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO WEAR FOR: A) FAMILY PICTURES, B) ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, C) DATE NIGHT, D) A WEDDING (AS GUEST), E) ALL OF THE ABOVE (AND THEN SOME). You are not alone my friend. I frequently fret about what I’ll wear in my own damn […]

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How to Get Dressed for Your Photo Session

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