MY PHILOSOPHY

On your wedding day, when you see your groom for the first time and are ready to walk down that aisle, I will be ALMOST as excited as you are!  That's because I take the time to get to know you and your fiancé so that when I tell the story of your day, I can do so in a way that is completely authentic!

As your wedding photographer, you don't just hire me to take pretty photos on an important day.  You get a complete experience.  From the moment you contant me, to your personalized engagement session, our correspondence leading up to your vows, during the ENTIRE day and beyond - I'm there for you!  Not only will you gain the benefit of my technical photographic expertise and over ten years of experience in the wedding industry, but you will also have someone capturing your day that KNOWS you well enough to anticipate the most important moments and capture stunning portraits of your first moments as newlyweds!

Cultivating these connections with my couples is so vital that on your most important day, I'm more than just your photographer, I'm a friend too!  By establishing this trust with you, you can rest assured that your day will be seamless and stress free.  Wedding photography is one of your top priorities not just because you want to remember how everything looked, you want to remember how it FELT!  And all of your treasured moments will be documented for you to relive again and again every time you page through your wedding album!

~ Emily Bronte His and mine are the same Whatever our souls are made of

MY STYLE

My photography style is a mixture of photojournalism/documentary-style coverage, creative portraiture, modern editorial detail photography, traditional group portraiture, landscape photography and more!  There are many aspects throughout your day that I will capture, and during each moment, I will adapt to any given situation to guarantee you beautiful signature photographs.  With over ten years of experience, you can rest assured that I am prepared for any situation you can throw at me!

My editing style is typically classic, crisp, and timeless.  Your wedding day should be remembered in 25 years without cringing at fad editing styles or Instagram-like filters!  All of your images will be edited featuring my consistent look, one that takes a bit of inspiration from classic historical film stocks such as Kodak Portra 400 and Fuji 400H.  I do incorporate some film photography during your day when it is approriate, however the majority of your day will be captured digitally.   

starts at $3,250 WEDDING INVESTMENT

Complete coverage of your wedding day by me and my second shooter, a complimentary engagement session, a gorgeous heirloom album, and digital files start at $3,250 for 2017. Custom packages are available! Album enhancements, extra hours, canvases, save the dates, prints, and more are available.  

I am available for weddings throughout Iowa and worldwide.  My passport is up to date and I'm ready for take-off!  Make sure you check out my bucket list to see if your venue or destination wedding location is listed!  

Travel within 70 miles of 50112 is included (Ames, Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Pella, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, West Des Moines, Indianola, and many other locations) for your wedding day.  Travel within 30 miles of 50112 is included for your complimentary engagement session.  Travel fees may apply to other locations. Please inquire for more information!

If you are having a smaller wedding or are getting married within 3 months, please contact me for special rates.  

If you are having a local Grinnell wedding, please let me know – I love local weddings!

and think they are the best way to preserve your albums we love

Generations before us took immense care in preservation, particularly of their family history.  I admit, it’s great to share our photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, and scroll through our photos on our iPhones.  But if we don’t take the same care as those who came before us in printing our photos and creating our first family heirlooms, future generations won’t have tangible proof that we lived and loved DEEPLY.  They may not have anything at all to sit around the dinner table, pass around, and reminisce over days long gone.  It’s likely that we will cease to exist once we are gone if we choose to only keep our imagery soley on a device or screen, because we all know that technology changes oh so quickly!  

When you choose  to invest in high quality photography, those images deserve a classy, elegant home AFTER the wedding.  I believe that it is important to be part of the preservation movement and take just as much care in making sure our story stays alive in our memory as our grandparents did!  Having a printed keepsake that tells the visual story of your wedding day is priceless!  You will not EVER regret having a wedding album.  Albums are so important to me that if you are a #JWPBride, you WILL have a wedding album!  

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW BUSY ARE YOU? WHAT’S YOUR AVAILABILITY?

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR WEDDING COVERAGE?

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS?

WHY ARE YOU A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

ARE YOU FLEXIBLE WITH YOUR PACKAGES? WHAT IF I DON’T WANT AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION, FOR EXAMPLE?

HOW OFTEN WILL YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US THROUGHOUT THE WEDDING PLANNING PROCESS?

ARE YOU INSURED?

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE WEDDING?

WHEN DO WE SEE PROOFS? HOW MANY WILL WE SEE?

HOW DO I ORDER?

WHEN WILL MY ORDER BE READY?

WHAT CAN I DO WITH DIGITAL FILES?

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