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Every busy, juggling mama can build a manageable & profitable business

I capture weddings all over the world, but my heart and home are near Des Moines, Iowa. Wedding photography is still my main love, but I'm running my business "on the side" and can help you grow yours while juggling everything else, too!


Sioux City Iowa Wedding | Aaron & Christine

Aaron & Christine’s Cozy Autumn Wedding in Sioux City, Iowa I think deep down inside Aaron and Christine love cold weather. Either that or they just have bad luck when it comes to weather. I first shot them when we did their engagement session on literally the coldest day of the year. There was snow […]

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Cherokee Iowa Wedding Photographer | Dustin + Jessica

A Classy Autumn Winery Wedding in Round Lake, Minnesota Before gushing about how amazing this last wedding was, let me admit one thing: I am behind when it comes to work. I am a bit overwhelmed, drowning in tasks, and last week I barely got through. Because of this, I did not prepare for Dustin […]

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Okoboji Iowa Wedding Photographer | Kyle + Tara

I have been looking forward to this wedding day for about a year and a half. During that time, I have become very close with Tara and Kyle. We’ve bonded over dirt track racing, Dave Ramsey financial strategies, and our mutual love for barbecue in Storm Lake and all things pineapples. Now, let me say […]

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Marcus Iowa Wedding Photographer | Dan + Julianne

A Beautiful Nighttime Ceremony Decorated with Twinkle Lights in Marcus, Iowa I will have to admit right away that I was incredibly nervous for Dan and Julianne’s wedding day! They live out of state and hired me in good faith after a Skype call, so I had never met them. I finally met them when […]

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Marcus Iowa Wedding Photographer | Robert + Jackie

If there was ever an odd couple, Robert and I (yes, me) would be it! He and I are probably exact opposites. But I am thrilled to say that after his wedding day, Robert and I are the best of besties that ever existed! All jokes aside, Jackie and Robert had an amazing wedding day. […]

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Ida Grove Iowa Wedding Photographer | Austin + Cailin

A Gorgeous Hometown Wedding Near Ida Grove, Iowa I hadn’t met Austin and Cailin but once before their wedding. We met for Mexican food and sat chatting all evening. Even though I didn’t know much about them, and hadn’t gotten them in front of my camera before, they made their wedding day so easy on […]

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Cherokee, Iowa Wedding Photographer | Alanzo + Bailey

I spent last Saturday with Alanzo and Bailey in the most laid back yet emotional wedding yet this year! I actually met these two before they were officially engaged, when I shot a session for Alanzo’s family. I remember taking photos of them sitting on a rock in the middle of a field in the […]

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Tyler + Amber // whimsical mint, gold, and and blush wedding

I have a confession. Sometimes I get excited about wedding days based on the smallest of details. I think that’s true for a lot of wedding photographers. For Amber and Tyler’s wedding last Saturday, I was ecstatic for two reasons: I had already seen her shoes and they were unique and stunning! My friend Abby […]

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Zach + Savanna // Timeless and Sentimental Storm Lake Wedding

Last time that I saw Savanna and Zach, we were half frozen and 25% worried the police in Storm Lake were going to tell us we were trespassing on private property…it’s a frequent worry in my line of work, but they paid us no attention while shooting next to the huge pile of logs near […]

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LeMars Iowa Wedding Photographer | Zach + Shaina

A Blush and Navy Wedding in Remsen, Iowa Zach and Shaina have shown me nothing but grace the last week during my personal emergency. Since I am a week late with their blog post, I thought I would fill it to the brim with extra sneak peeks! I think there are almost 200 photos for […]

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I have the heart of a teacher, the eye of a photographer, and the foggy mind of a Mom! Whether I'm capturing love stories for 'Breezy Brides' and they're sweethearts, coaching other business owners to reach their "side hustle" goals, or just simply sharing the everyday chaos of life with three boys, I want my presence to better the lives of others! I hope we can become new best friends, and cannot wait to get started together!

I'm so glad you've found my online home! If you're new here, you need to know a few things:
1. Family is my main priority! I have a blended family with 3 boys ages 8, 8 and 9!

2. I teach high school full time, run my business {full time}, commute 2.5 hours a day and juggle everything else in between!

3. I'm an Enneagram 2w3. Everything I do is fueled by a strong passion for helping others so that together, we all have room at the table!

I'm so glad you're here!