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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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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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