Your love story deserves more than just meh photos.. tell your story, and tell it in print!

Hello Human! Today’s blog post is all personal rambling thoughts, so feel free to skip to just photos if you want! My personality type is the “giving, helping, putting others first” kind. I have a problem with putting my needs last, and sometimes that can leave me exhausted. There is no shame in admitting I […]

My kindness is a strength, not a weakness.

A female and Male in a hugging embrace on the edge of a mountain cliff

January 28, 2020

Hello human!! Welcome to the blog, my name is Jamie and I’m your host this evening… ha 😉 Have you ever wondered what your investment in photography means? Like what it truly means for you, not the break down I could give you in photographer language that only photographers care about because we like feeling […]

What your Investment in Photography means | Jamie Tobin Photography

January 14, 2020

Hello Human!! I know, I have all the tea for your wedding + elopement needs and I am about to spill it all over myself because my cats will not get off my lap AH! Want to know our favorite Venues + Vendors in Iowa? You have come to the right place… These are in […]

Iowa Wedding Venues + Vendors We LOVE | Jamie Tobin Photography

January 7, 2020

Hello Human! IT’S NEW YEAR’S EVE! IT’S THE ROARING 20’S AGAIN come morning! Welcome to our last blog post of 2019… holy quads.. I just typed that. Our year consisted of beautiful love stories, some rad high school seniors, and announcing our workshop, The RAW Workshop that we will be putting on with our friends […]

Our 2019 Year Rewind! | Cheers to a new 365 days in 2020!

December 31, 2019

Hello human!! Happy holidays + Christmas + Hanukkah + Friendsmas + Whatever you celebrate during this time of year! 😉 We are closed today, but still have this post scheduled out! We just wanted to send a happy warm welcome, and wish you the best times as the year comes to an end! If you […]

Meowy Catmas from our family to yours!

A female and Male in a hugging embrace on the edge of a mountain cliff

December 24, 2019

Hello Human! This time of year is kind of my favorite, it’s chilly, it’s family time.. and business things are switched to prepping for 2020 wedding season! We do a lot of behind the scenes work during December – February, and do not feel guilty about our time off spent traveling to see family in […]

20 Bachelorette / Bachelor Party Ideas!

December 17, 2019

Hello there fellow human! I’ve had multiple occasions of humans in my inbox asking for advice over the years (which is why we started The RAW Workshop with Chelsea Dawn Weddings + Jamie Orr Photography) to help those humans in the inbox with their photography + weddings! We want to help, we also don’t mind […]

6 Tips for beginner Wedding Photographers!

December 10, 2019

Hello Human!! Welcome back to our blog! We attempt.. most days we are human, other days I am in a state of mania and can schedule out our weekly blog posts for months at a time.. to post new content every Tuesday for real brides + grooms! Today I want to help your confidence with […]

Skin Advice for Brides + Grooms | Pre Wedding Prep

Iowa Bride / Iowa Wedding Photographer

December 3, 2019

Hello human! Today’s post is full of photos from Reanna + Cameron’s wedding day!! They wed on November 16, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Botanical Gardens! We then went over to the Taproom to cheers with the good beers! They also were the wrap to our 2019 wedding season! HOLY QUADS I JUST […]

Des Moines Botanical Garden + Iowa Taproom Wedding | Reanna + Cameron

November 26, 2019

Hello Human! How is it hanging today? I adjusted my camera strap so the bruises hit a little higher meow 😉 Welcome to JTP’s blog, we post new content every Tuesday! We are wedding photographers, cat parents, and overall just weird humans. Today.. I want to talk to vendors. We recently announced our new venture.. […]

Vendors, get off your phone.. |The RAW Workshop

November 19, 2019

Hello human! Today’s post is all about Leslie + Matt’s wedding day!! They wed on October 26, 2019 in Iowa!! Happy blog day! If you’re new around here we post new blogs *basically * EVERY Tuesday! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! Their day was seriously fall […]

Iowa Fall Wedding downtown Historic Cedar Falls | Leslie + Matt

November 12, 2019

Hello human! So, you booked us.. Jamie + Mark – Jamie Tobin Photography – the crazy humans who fell in love over a post it note, and are hopeless romantics trying to find every ounce of good in this world through photography. Ha – I went a little ham on that intro 😉 Here is […]

How to Prep for Your Engagement / Couple Photos with Jamie + Mark!

November 5, 2019

Hello human – welcome to our blog! My name is Jamie, I’m the main author of this space, and I try really hard to give our clients the content they need to have amazing wedding days! So.. we recently got married, and had 3 wedding celebrations! We splurged on a few things and saved on […]

Secrets to having a “Small Budget Wedding” | Jamie Tobin Photography

October 29, 2019

Hello human! Today’s post is all about Cathleen + Evan’s wedding day!! They wed on October 12, 2019 in Cedar Falls, Iowa !! Also — Happy blog day! If you’re new around here we post new blogs *almost* EVERY Tuesday! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! Their […]

Iowa Fall Wedding Downtown Cedar Falls! | Cathleen + Evan

October 22, 2019

Hello Humans! How’s your day going?! Welcome to JTP’s blog, we post new content -almost- every Tuesday! We’re going to give you our top 5 tips for picking a photoshoot worthy outfit! The do’s and don’ts! Tip 1: Simplicity Don’t mix too many patterns! They will get distracting, and sometimes cause something called “moire” on […]

5 Tips on picking photoshoot worthy outfits!

One female, one male in full denim outfits posing on the ground

October 15, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! If you’re new around here we post new blogs around every every Tuesday! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! Today’s post is all about Michelle + Chris’s wedding day!! They wed at the end of September on the 28th of 2019! Their […]

Michelle + Chris’s Wedding Day Sneak Peek!

October 8, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! If you’re new around here we post new blogs once a week, usually on Tuesday! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! Today’s post is all about Cayle + Tyler’s wedding day!! They wed on the most popular date of 2019… September 21! […]

Cayle + Tyler’s Wedding Day Sneak Peek! | September 21, 2019

October 1, 2019

Hello Human! Happy blog day! On Tuesday we release a new blog post about life, weddings, our real clients, and bits of our personal world! With Fall of 2019 coming in swift, I wanted to bring to light a subject that is hard to talk about. Focus on being happy at ______ event / moment […]

Choose Happiness Over being a Size ___ #Internet Approved

September 24, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! Welcome to our blog!! We love to post content to help you plan, dream, and laugh along the way of planning your wedding! The blog is posted on Tuesdays, almost every week, just depends on how human and how machine I can be with good content! 😉 Today I want […]

Tips on How to Pick your Wedding date

September 17, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! We attempt to post every Tuesday, but let’s be honest I’m a human behind this screen, not a robot ;). Today’s post is all about Heather + Greg’s wedding day!! They wed on August 30, 2019 […]

Heather + Greg’s Wedding Day! | Millwork District | Dubuque, IA

Bride and Groom on wedding day

September 10, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! We try to post every Tuesday, too! Today — I’m featuring some sneak peeks from Tyler + Madison’s wedding!! AH! August was a gorgeous month, and there are so many it was hard to choose just […]

Madison + Tyler’s Wedding day!

September 3, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! If you’re new around here we post new blogs EVERY Tuesday! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! Today’s post is all about Jennifer + Brad’s wedding day!! They wed in Denver, and then had their reception in Waverly, Iowa! For a day […]

Jennifer + Brad’s Summer Wedding! | Iowa Wedding

August 20, 2019

Hello Human! Time to reflect on our own wedding day! We had a handful of amazing vendors, which I will credit at the end of this post! Our day .. well more like month, because we had 3 wedding celebrations, was pretty amazing. We legally wed on our 3 year anniversary, June 26, 2019 at […]

Our Wedding Photos are done! | Jamie + Mark’s Wedding Day(s)

August 13, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! If you’re new around here we post new blogs EVERY Tuesday! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! Today’s post is all about Alicia + Ryan’s wedding day!! They wed on Sunday, July 21, 2019 and didn’t care one bit about the heat! […]

Alicia + Ryan |Their Rose Garden Sunday Wedding

August 6, 2019

Hello humans of Earth! Happy blog day! Today is a different post… it’s about a local girl, who I also went to high school with, that is fighting breast cancer. Cancer sucks, but this girl has the most positive, ready to kick it attitude I have ever seen. Chelsey Brace, recently married, got proposed to […]

Brace Yourself, She fights back!

July 23, 2019

Hello Human! Let me tell you all about how we got married at “the courthouse” and why we choose to do it this way! Chelsea Dawn Weddings photographed our courthouse day — check her blog for more sneak peeks, can’t wait to see them all and share!! We wanted to keep our anniversary, that is […]

June 26, 2019 | Our “Courthouse” / Secret Garden Wedding day

July 16, 2019

Hello Human! Welcome to JTP’s blog! We post new content every Tuesday about our clients, photography world, and real weddings! Today I am going to ramble about what photographers call “turn around time”! Now, our wedding turn around time is 6-8 weeks, and regular portrait sessions about 1-2 weeks…. but let me explain why! With […]

What does it mean When My Photographer says ____ Turn around time?

July 9, 2019

Hello Human! If you are new to JTP’s blog, we blog new posts every Tuesday! Our blog is full of wedding tips, and REAL weddings featuring our clients! We also tend to share bits and pieces of our personal life, random adventures, and just every day advice! Today I am going to walk you through […]

DIY Wedding | Bride Bouquet + 3 Bridesmaid’s for $100

July 2, 2019

Hello Human! Express Dance & Fitness is one of our favorite small businesses in Waverly, Iowa! We love Miss Hannah!!We love how she teaches the kids not only dance, but life lessons.Plus — that we get to be involved in so many ways with photography for her! The theme for this years recital was, “The […]

Express Dance Recital! | 2019

June 25, 2019

Hello Human! Our wedding day is fast approaching.. like our legal wedding is June 26, 2019 – and our vow’s / backyard wedding is June 29, 2019! I’m not sure where the time went, because it felt more like a stop watch racing to 00.00! We also have our Massive-Party, which is our New England […]

How being a Bride made me a better Wedding Photographer!

June 18, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! If you’re new around here we post new blogs EVERY Tuesday! Our blog is full of Real weddings + advice for planning your dream wedding! Today’s post is all about Alex + John’s wedding day!! They wed on June 1, 2019 in Waverly, Iowa! It was suppose to storm all […]

Alex + John | June Wedding in Iowa

June 11, 2019

Hello Human! Happy Blog Tuesday! We are Jamie + Mark of Jamie Tobin Photography and we post new blog posts EVERY Tuesday! We post real weddings, and real advice for modern day brides! — and our cats. Today I am going to break down how to have a wedding for right around 10k that is […]

How to Pick Wedding Priorities | Wedding for 10k

June 4, 2019

Hello human! Happy blog day! If you’re new around here we post new blogs EVERY Tuesday! Our blog is full of Real weddings, personal life, advice for planning your dream wedding, AND SO MUCH MORE! Today’s post is all about Gina + Kevin’s wedding day!! They wed on May 18, 2019 in Cedar Falls, Iowa […]

Gina + Kevin | Iowa Spring Wedding at Rotary Reserve

May 28, 2019

Hello Human! Happy blog Tuesday!! So, I am sitting here thinking, half the stuff I have done for our wedding I know to do, but they’re such little things that are not normally on the “wedding checklist” articles. We do our absolute best to spoil our wedding client’s rotten! We know how stressful it can […]

Our Real Wedding To Do + Checklist Advice!

May 21, 2019

Hello Human! Happy Blog Tuesday!! We post blogs every Tuesday that range from our clients, REAL weddings, and just bits of our personal life! Today’s post is to brag about my coworkers. “But Jamie.. you’re self employed..?” Yes, technically I am. So are all my friends! They are boss babes running their photography studios + […]

Our “coworkers” | Self Employed Photog-tribe

May 14, 2019

Hello Human! I recently posted on our instagram the average cost for a Bride’s real flower arrangement and was shocked to find out most of our followers had no clue what to expect to pay for professional work.. That’s when I’m like, let me make a cheat sheet to help you budget! Now – please […]

The Cost of Weddings | Cheat Sheet for Modern Budgeting

May 7, 2019

Hello Humans! I’m sitting in my kitchen, wearing Mark’s sweatpants, and haven’t even made coffee yet because I keep going from one thing to the next. (So naturally I’m now writing a blog post) All the things they don’t teach you, that you should be aware of when it comes to married life, 20’s, and […]

Adulting | 30 Bullet Points of Your 20’s.

April 30, 2019

Hello Human! It’s blog day! We also officially have kicked off wedding season! (Well technically we did in March with Chloe + Dylan’s elopement!) Today’s post is all about Jaymi + Chris! I’ve known Jaymi since our serving days, and was beyond ready to be her wedding photographer! Enjoy this little look into parts of […]

Jaymi + Chris | Spring Wedding in Waverly, Iowa

April 23, 2019

Hello Human! Let me guess, you’re engaged, madly in love with your person and then your brain goes, HOLY CATS WHAT DO I DO NOW? I got you. We’re not exactly traditional.. if you’re new here – hello! I say “meow” a lot. No two love stories should be told the same, because no two […]

Elope VS Wedding | “NO RAGRETS”

April 16, 2019

Hello Human! We had the pleasure of photographing a last minute elopement in March between Chloe + Dylan in Waterloo, at the Brown Bottle restaurant! Of course like Iowa, the weather could care less and it was a bit cold, but these two were only smiles for each other. They had gotten engaged in December, […]

Chloe + Dylan | Iowa Elopement in March

April 9, 2019

Hello Humans!! March madness to some means basketball, for us it means Dance Photos!! We are Express Dance & Fitness’s biggest fan, and beyond thrilled to come back for year 4 to do their photos, and recital in a few weeks!! We always do photos the first weekend in March, and then spend the next […]

Express Dance & Fitness Photo Day! | 2019

April 2, 2019

Hello Human! Acne is such .. it’s like getting every red light on main street in Cedar Falls, when you’re already running late, AND messed up your wing eyeliner + stabbed the mascara wand on your top lid. Tell me how you really feel, huh? 😉 Let me start this post by saying I am […]

How Jamie cured her Acne | Invest in your skin!

March 19, 2019

Hello Human!! Whether you are engaged or thinking there is a ring hiding in a folded up sweater, we are ready to talk about your big dreams with you! We are Jamie + Mark of Jamie Tobin Photography and our speciality is weddings + high school seniors! Our couples mean the world to us, and […]

Why we give FREE Engagement Sessions!

March 5, 2019