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Our Multi day Elopement was something I couldn’t wait to share. We started in Iowa, and went from the East coast to Colorado! 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 […]

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Let me tell you all about how we got married at the Bremer County 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 […]

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Hello Human! 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 weddings we typically have to go through around 2-3k photos.. not all of those are good, either. We […]

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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, […]

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One thing on your wedding to do list is to obtain your marriage license. Depending on what state you live in there can be different steps, so this post is breaking it down for the state of Iowa. While the website can be confusing, the hope is that this post puts it in simpler terms. […]

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Kids at the wedding or nah? This debate of should kids be at your wedding doesn’t have a “for sure” yes or no answer, it’s always personal, and it’s always the Couple’s choice to make. If the guest goes against the couple it’s rude, and in our opinion disrespectful. We love tiny humans, we don’t […]


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