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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.

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


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

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

Pizza and Beer Couples Session in Sioux City Iowa


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

haunted | skeleton in an iowa corn field


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

elopements, weddings

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.

Colorful Summer Wedding at Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City


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


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


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