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Chase and Jessi- Married- 9-24-16


Such a spectacular September wedding!   Congratulations to Jessi and Chase!


Dress- Weddings by Design
Bridesmaid dresses- Weddings by Design
Tux Rentals- Weddings by Design
Florals- Boesen
Hair & Makeup – Penelope Beauty Bar
Linens- Beyond Elegance
Catering- Gateway Market
Venue- Rollins Mansion















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Engagement Jessi and Chase

Jessi and Chase – Engagement




Waterworks Park

Hall of Laureates Des Moines, World Food Prize Building

Downtown River Walk and Hub





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Morgan and Taylor

I can’t imagine a better way to start my wedding season than with Morgan and Taylor!  This snowy March wedding was beyond spectacular at every detail. I hope you LOVE these pictures as much as I do!


Venue: Hotel Pattee / La Poste

Dress: Pronovias

Flowers: Shelly Sarver Designs

Cake: Crème Cupcake + Dessert

Hair: Deserae Simbro

Makeup: Sharla/Vanity & Glamour Cosmetics







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All Dolled Up Makeup with Allissa Mathias

As a wedding and portrait photographer, it’s SO important to have a makeup artist that REALLY knows how to apply makeup for the camera!   Many people don’t realize that there are multiple artists behind every shoot… including a makeup artist!

Let me introduce to you Allissa with All Dolled Up Makeup.  Allissa is certified makeup artist/licensed esthetician, and she is the mad talent that works with me tirelessly on styled senior and portrait shoots.  Allissa is also the perfect go-to for bridal makeup application for you and your wedding party!

For more information on Allissa and her services, head over to her site at-



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NYE with Avenu

I’ve been collaborating with Avenu for New Years Eve! If you don’t already know about Avenu, it’s one of the best sources to help you find vendors for your DSM wedding or special event. From florists, to decor, to venues, Avenu is a fantastic guide to help you plan your party from beginning to end.

Cheers to 2016!






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Jerime & Allissa 10-31-15


A Halloween Wedding,  Jerime & Allissa

This fall day was absolutely perfect for Jerime and Allissa’s wedding!!    I first met Allissa three years ago while attending an art show in downtown Des Moines.  I was the event photographer, and Allissa was one of the many talented artist contributing to the show.  Allissa is a makeup artist, and we’ve grown together as friends and colleagues over the past year.  Neither Allissa or Jerime fit the mold of tradition, and that’s one of the things that made this wedding so great!  Not only did their wedding fall on Halloween, but Allissa did all the brides maids makeup that morning.  Whew!  What a job!!! !  Before I met Jerime, I knew he had to be a pretty incredible because of how Allissa would always speak about him.  Once I was introduced to him, I understood completely how these two were so perfectly compatible… and so much in love.   Something that is rare to find!

Cheers Jerime and Allissa!  A huge congratulations on beginning your new life together!










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Koch Family

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Rhodes Wedding Preview





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Daniel and Renae ~ Engaged



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Emily Jo Hayes

For the second time this year, I’ve been able to shoot with model, Emily Jo Hayes.  I always LOVE working with Emily because her look is so natural and effortless!  Our first shoot together was all vintage, and photographed in the old downtown riverfront of Minneapolis.  This time we shot in downtown Des Moines at some local businesses off of Locust Street.  For this session we focused on capturing every day looks as well as classic…  Enjoy!

MUA- Allissa Mathias

Locations:  Des Lux Hotel, The Continental, Scenic Route Bakery

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