For people who break out in a cold sweat thinking about a "traditional wedding."
Let's face it: weddings haven't changed that much in the last fifty years. (Other than getting more expensive and elaborate.) If the thought of planning centerpieces and seating charts bores you to tears, or the idea of standing in front of a group of people you hardly know sounds like a nightmare, believe me: you're not alone.
My passion is working with couples who look at wedding magazines and think, "...that doesn't feel like me." Whether that's eloping, having an intimate ceremony, or turning tradition on its head in your own way, I'm here to share your story.
Since we're talking weddings, I vow to....
Always advocate for your needs
Physically, emotionally, or otherwise, I will always be on your side. I strive to create a space where folks feel encouraged to and comfortable being vulnerable. Whether that's sharing medical needs, secret wedding-day desires, or encouragement to just DO the thing.
TELL A STORY WITH YOU, NOT FOR YOU
Storytelling is a collaboration—I can't do what I do without you. Along with taking extra personal time to get to know you and your partner's vibe, I will always be open to your input and creativity.
MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE YOU
Whether that's taking engagement photos at your favorite bar in your sweatpants or editing images keeping diverse skin tones in mind, I'll always do what I can to make your pictures look and feel like you.
TAKE YOUR PHOTOS FROM YOUR PHONE TO YOUR HOME
Getting a gallery of digital images is great, but I'll take it on step further. All of my packages come with framed wall art for your home, because what good are your memories sitting in the Cloud?
MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER (AND MORE FUN)
Looking to support local queer, BIPOC, or female-identifying vendors but not sure who's out there? Need the inside scoop on cool local places for engagement photos? Want to explore the great outdoors on your wedding day, but not sure where to start? I provide all my couples with guides/lists to help with each stage of the planning process to make life easier.
Be your dog whisperer
We have three dogs, so trust me when I say I know how important pets are when documenting your memories. Get my helpful handout to prep your pup for engagement photos and years of dog wrangling expertise. (I'm also a big cat and farm-animal lover too!)
Let's Get Away
Longing for mountain or coastal views on your wedding day? Elope anywhere outside Iowa and I'm along for the ride.
*Elope to a location on my bucket list and receive a discount on your package!
PACKAGES STARTING AT $7,500
Midwest Is Best
Think Iowa isn't a cool place to elope? Think again.
*Elope to a place on my bucket list and receive a discount on your package!
Packages starting at $4,500
Telling your whole story,
from start to finish.
*includes complimentary 90-minute engagement session within Des Moines Metro area
Starting at $3,400
For couples who are looking to do something more low key closer to home
*within the Des Moines Metro area only
Starting at $2,100
All wedding packages include a personal consultation, a custom wedding timeline, digital gallery of hi-res images for you to download, print release, and a ton of bad jokes provided by yours truly.
Want extra goodies? Second shooters, additional time, albums, bridals, boudoir sessions, and anything else you can think up can be added to your wedding package—let me know what you're dreaming up, and we'll make it happen.