Kristina & Tucker :: MARRIED

This is a big one guys! I had such a hard time choosing which photos to post in this blog, so there’s a lot. I guess I’m making up for neglecting to blog my sessions in between last November and now. I will eventually blog those sessions too! But let’s focus on Kristina and Tucker. What a gorgeous day they had!! You never know what kind of weather you’re going to get in Iowa, pretty much at any time of the year, and it kept threatening to rain on their day, but thankfully held off, and was a pretty great temp too. We got to enjoy some beautiful blooming trees in WaterWorks park, got to check a cool new venue in downtown Des Moines, and had a fun time on a party bus and dancing with the night away. It’s always fun when guests get into the dance! A huge congratulations to Kristina and Tucker!! You are a beautiful, sweet, easy going couple, and you made my job easy! I’m happy I get to call you guys friends.

Second photographer: Preston Mangum A huge shout and thank you goes to him for all his help!

Dress: Essense of Australia purchased at Pure Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie

Groom and Groomsmen attire: The Black Tux

Venue and Catering: The River Center rivercenterdsm.com

Videographer: Graphic Formation

DJ: Complete Wedding and Events

Cupcakes: Mona Hoffman

The Main:: FAMILY

I just absolutely love this family. I have had the privilege of photographing Danielle and Robbie from their first anniversary, to their maternity photos, to their family photos. I’ve loved it every time, and this time is no different. It’s so fun to see their family grow, and little Luke (AKA Chip) grow. He was definitely more excited about the leaves on the ground than getting his picture taken, but that’s ok :)

Kristina & Tucker:: ENGAGED

The rain finally stopped, and we had a gorgeous evening for this engagement shoot. And oh how lovely is this couple! I hadn’t met Kristina before our initial meeting, but found out she’s a fellow nurse, and works on a floor that I used to work on at the hospital. Small world huh?! I loved getting to know these two, and can’t wait for their wedding!!

Shelby and Daniel:: MATERNITY

I’m a little bit behind on blogging…and editing for that matter.. I’m glad I got to photograph this beautiful couple before they welcomed their sweet baby boy. Congratulations Shelby and Daniel!! These two are already wonderful parents.

Anna & Tim::ENGAGED

Iowa has decided to go into full fall (almost winter) since this warm September evening. Anna and Tim had a beautiful engagement session at the Des Moines Art Center and downtown. And they brought their pup! Their dog was never very far away, but he was so excited every time they went over to pet him. It was so cute! Can’t wait for your wedding next year, Anna & Tim!

Austin & Jenna::MARRIED

Happy one month-iversary, Austin and Jenna! I barely posted this in time, but MADE IT! What a beautiful, beautiful day! The Des Moines Botanical Garden was the perfect place for a small, intimate ceremony. And the Windsor Heights Community Center was a great place to party. I loved getting to witness Austin and Jenna’s love, and their happiness together. What a great “job” I have!!

Ceremony location: Great Des Moines Botanical Garden

Reception location: Windsor Heights Community Center

Dress: Schaffers

Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal

Makeup: Blonde Blur

Groom/Groomsmem attire: Skeffington’s Formal Wear

Florist: Visions of Silk Wedding Floral Services

Coordinator: Jillian Stallman- A Memorable Event-Iowa Facebook.com/amemorableeventiowa

DJ: DJ Lonumn

Cake: Creme Cupcakes/Brick Street Market

Catering: Hickory Park

Limousine: Luxxor Limousines

Michelle & Adam::MARRIED

Michelle and Adam…what a fun couple! Their wedding was a blast! And it was also organized and everything was on time. That’s a hard feat. According to their pastor during the ceremony, they almost didn’t end up getting married…I’m definitely glad they did, because they seem like the perfect fit for each other. I loved photographing their wedding day!

Dress: Modern Dress, Boone, IA

Bridesmaids dresses: Vow to Be Chic

Groom and Groomsmen attire: Skeffintons

Ceremony venue: Lenox United Methodist Church

Reception venue: Lenox Community Center

DJ: Puttin on the Hitz

Cake: Sweet Desires

Melissa & Ben::MARRIED

Guys, this one's a big one..I may or may not have blogged the entire wedding gallery. Remember the couple who did two engagement sessions, and one was in the snow?! And remember how incredibly adorable they are?! Yea, well that's this couple. I may or may not have taken over 2,000 photos at their wedding... I'm not admitting to anything. ;) I loved everything about this wedding, but my favorite part was during their first look. Ben saw Melissa for the first time and he starts to cry, then he turned to me and said "I get to spend my life with her!" It made me tear up. One of the sweetest moments I've had the privilege of witnessing and photographing. Enjoy looking through all these photos! Ben and Melissa, don't worry, you'll have plenty more to look through soon!