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Daniel & Amanda Hurd


There is something spectacular about this wedding venue.   The ambiance, the light, the echoing of the walls, the beauty in the detail of every room that you go in…  Combine that with the wedding of a beautiful couple deep in love, and you have an unforgettable event!
There were a few things that made my senses come alive while I was photographing this wedding.  First was the fresh scent of roses as I entered the reception for the very first time, second was hearing the string section playing, “Bittersweet Symphony” by the Verve (one of my favorite songs growing up!!) as they exited the ceremony, and the third was seeing these two look at each other as if time stood still.
Congratulations Daniel and Amanda Hurd!






Des Lux Hotel

Hair- Salon W

World Food Prize Building

Makeup- Penelopie’s Beauty Bar

Band- KC All-Stars Band




















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Nick and Brooke 10.3.15

I first met Nick and Brooke one year ago as we ventured out on a cold October day to shoot their engagement session.  So crazy how quickly one year has flown by!!!  On October 3rd, Nick and Brooke said their “I do’s” at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ankeny Iowa.  From wedding invites to table top decor, every little detail was flawless!  What a privilege it was to be a part of their wedding day!  Congrats Nick and Brooke!













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Makeup Artist: Allissa Davis w/All Dolled Up Makeup

Photographer/Assistant- Andrew Ferren

Ceremony Location: St. Luke Catholic Church, Ankeny, IA

Reception Location: Stoney Creek Inn, Johnston, IA




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Laura & Ryan

For Ryan and Laura’s engagement session, we drove to the little town of Winterset Iowa.  We stopped in a park that can be easily overlooked, but it’s absolutely beautiful!   Complete with it’s own red overpass bridge, cobblestone walkways, look-out tower, and my favorite… a hedge greenery maze!   Here are just a few of my favorite photos we were able to capture on our visit to Winterset!  I gotta admit, I’m pretty excited to photograph Laura and Ryan’s wedding next June!

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Kinzi- Peak Model

Last week I had the privilege of photographing the beautiful Kinzi!  This was Kinzi’s very first photoshoot since she was signed as a model with Peak Modeling Agency.  Not only does Kinzi have the sweetest personality, but she absolutely blew me away once she was in front of my camera!  Here are my favorite images from our photo shoot together!

MUA- Allissa Davis with All Dolled Up Makeup

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Stevenson Family

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Anna’s Senior Portraits

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Cassidy’s Senior Portraits

A few weeks back, I photographed Cassidy who is a 2016 graduate at Pleasantville High.  What a beauty she is both on the inside and out!  Cassidy has a full schedule filled with the Pleasantville Dance Team, SALT, spanish club, drama, speech, and is currently on student council…  I’m not exactly sure how she keeps up with everything!  A fun and interesting facts about Cassidy is that she was was raised on a farm, and she is currently Marion County Cattle Queen!
In the end, working with Cassidy was an absolute joy, and her senior portraits show it!

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Tori’s Senior Photos

Introducing the absolutely stunning, and soon to be 2016 Norwalk High School Graduate, Tori!!!  Tori is a super busy and athletic gal who is currently involved in volleyball, basketball, and track.   Not only is Tori super athletic, but she will be participation in the 2015 Miss Teen Iowa Pageant coming up in October….  Just breeze through these photos, and you know Tori has a great shot at winning the crown.  One little known fact I learned while shooting Tori’s photos is that she sewed her own GORGEOUS prom dress.  This girl’s got talent!

MUA-Allissa Davis

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Guest Blogger, Jessi Wilson from The Stylish Print


“Hi everyone! My name is Jessi, and I am the journalist and blogger behind I’m so excited to be working with Elizabeth Carrie on
multiple projects, including these photos I’m using to rebrand my website
and my upcoming wedding.

A friend of mine introduced me to Elizabeth Carrie Photography while I was
searching for a photographer for my wedding. One look at Elizabeth’s
website and I fell in love. Her style is airy, light and feminine—basically
everything I had been searching for in the Des Moines area. My fiancé and I
immediately contacted her to set up a consultation and booked her to shoot
our wedding soon after.
Elizabeth and I also decided to work together on new branding photos for
The Stylish Print’s website and social media accounts (and these photos are
the finished result). She gave me freedom to style the shoot to meet my
vision, and I selected feminine outfits to emphasize my personal style, as
well as Elizabeth’s photography.

Working with Elizabeth is absolutely amazing. She has such a creative
vision and is able to make anything look beautiful and extraordinary. One
of my favorite things about her as a photographer is she’s not afraid to
change things up while shooting if something about the photos isn’t
working. She genuinely wants everything about the photos to be perfect for
her clients, and I could not be more thrilled with the finished product.”

-Jessi Wilson

Magazine Journalist

Special thanks to Britni Uhl (at Salon Vesta and Day Spa) for the lovely hair and makeup!



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Model- Kellsey Forest

MUA- Laurie Jurgensen

Hair- Ashley Harvey



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To me, there is no greater joy than creating beautiful images for you!
About Elizabeth Carrie.