Ben + Emily :: Married

June1, 2019

First wedding of 2019 for me and man was it a beauty.

Venue: Diamond Oak Events, Clear Lake, IA

Florals: The Rustic Rose, New Providence, IA

Videographer: The Final Draft Fils, Conrad, IA

Caterer: Hickory Park, Ames, IA

It was a gorgeous 75 degree day and the venue was perfect Emily has such a fun effortless style and every detail of this wedding reflected her and Ben. She was so laid back throughout the day. She is such a natural beauty and fit right in with the gorgeous scenery. The dress she chose was beyond stunning on her! Her and Ben, the whole bridal party and both sides of the family were all so much fun!

Emily surprised Ben with an engraved watch and sweet letter and Mother of the bride surprised them both with a fun gift, too!

You can tell how much this couple is adored by their family and friends. It was truly a day to celebrate Ben and Emily’s love and everyone could see and feel it.

Thanks so much you two for letting me be a part of your day! I loved every second of celebrating with you.

Beth + Phil :: Married

How is 2018 over? I loved every second of shooting for ya’ll in 2018! THANK YOU!

Over the next week I’ll be rounding out the year with some never before seen blog posts of 2018 sessions! Let’s start with this beauty of a wedding!

Beth and Phil’s day was really special. I loved how the focus of the day was how completely in love these two were each other and with God. Also, donut wall…… HELLO.

Wyatt + Lexi :: Engaged


The blog is back. Did you know we moved to a new house last month. Phew. Let’s not do that again for a hundred years, please. or ever. ANYWAY. Good news is I have officially come out of the internet stone age. We were able to finally get service form a new provider and I can ACTUALLY load a blog or a gallery without shutting every wifi device in the house off. Yep - my Netflix is streaming as we speak!

I’m so excited to get back to blogging and even more excited to kick it off with this PERFECT session. This engagement session is what fall dreams are made of and these two were so sweet and fun. To top it off we had one of the most gorgeous golden hours to date. I am so looking forward to their wedding next summer!

Thank you Wyatt and Lexi!

Ringena :: Family

A woodsy mid-summer session may just be my favorite. This one is hard to beat. Such a sweet family with a special announcement! 

Jeff + Griffin :: Maternity

The lake. This is what summer is all about. Griffin and I grew up here. All summer every summer we spent in this sand. This is a whole new season of life and of course, I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm a little nostalgic, but man is it fun too. 

I can't wait to help these two welcome their little girl next month. No doubt, she will be beautiful. 

Porter :: Newborn

oh hi. Just gonna leave this sweet little deer right here. Along with his model parents.

Such a sweet in home newborn session. One of my very favorite type of sessions.

Especially when the baby is as cute as Porter!