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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Life is meant to be lived fully and full of love. It is meant to be filled with big dreams and big messes, big chaos and big magic. The more I photograph, the more I realize that the “nice” picture of everyone sitting/standing perfectly posed and camera-ready smiles is not what makes me tick. I […]


A Photographer’s Bucket List: Inspiration for your not-so-posed photos

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.


The Gallaghers | Orange City, Iowa Wedding at Prairie Winds

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.

A styled boho bridal session at a greenhouse in Minnetonka Minnesota. Floral crowns & custom jewelry make this bridal look pop.


Styled Greenhouse Bridal Session in Minnesota

Model in boho bridal dress standing amongst greenhouse florals and plants

Dutch heritage on display in Orange City, Iowa. Street style photography captures the spirit and nostalgia of the Tulip Festival.


Tulip Festival 2019 in Orange City, Iowa

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


The Petersens | Dordt Prairie Sioux Center Iowa Wedding

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


Rowan + Coralyn | Intimate Outdoor Kansas City Wedding

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

A small town summer wedding in the heart of the Midwest. Nick and Jolyn threw one heckuva party for all their friends and family in Iowa.


The Schuetzes | Summer Wedding in Orange City, Iowa

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.


The Hadens | Terrace View Events Center Iowa Summer Wedding

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


The Manfulls: St. Charles, Minnesota Outdoor Wedding


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