Savagely Ever After

Christie and Carrie came to Des Moines, fell in love and it's been history ever since. So it was no surprise to have this wedding surrounded with the best Des Moines has to offer! Christie and Carrie's wedding day was a dream. A wedding day should be about love and the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. I absolutely adore that Christie and Carrie kept the day about them and their love. A simple vow ceremony with just the two of them, a jaunt to the courthouse to make it official (with the judge that approved gay marriage in Iowa, how cool?!) and then a laid-back reception with their closest people to celebrate! It was the perfect day. Not to mention all of the (women) vendors that made their day possible! It was so great to see all of their hard work and all of Christie and Carrie's ideas come to life. I am so thankful they chose me to do the photography and graphic design! It's a dream to get to do both of those things on a wedding day. Thank you so much for having me and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

Florals: Something Chic Floral
Stationery and other designs: Samantha Owenson Photography & Design
Planner/Design: A Memorable Event - Iowa - Jillian Stallman
Reception: The Riverwalk Hub
Catering: Trellis Catering
Rentals: InnovativEvents
Donuts: Hy-Vee
Signage Printing: Dogfish Graphics
Hair/Makeup: Salon Spa W Dapper DSM

Danielle & Joe / Downtown Des Moines Portrait Session

Danielle is one of my best friends and I was honored to capture these moments for her. Her and Joe were CONSTANT laughter. It's always refreshing to see so much laughter in a relationship. It certainly makes my job easier. All I had to do was tell them to look at each other and the jokes and laughter rolled out. Joe definitely keeps my friend happy and I am so grateful to see that. You two were a blast to work with! 

Kellogg Wedding / Manning, Iowa Hausbarn

Steven and Breanna got married last fall in Manning, Iowa at the German Hausbarn. This was a gorgeous venue! It has a lot of history and a lot of great portrait opportunities. Steven and Breanna are the nicest people and it was a pleasure working with them. They started out as good friends and that friendship made them realize how much they belonged together. To see the emotion on their faces as they walked down the aisle towards each other was so refreshing. You can clearly see how much they love each other. I was honored to capture those emotions! Steven and Breanna, I wish you a lifetime of happiness and thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture this special day.