What’s a happenin’? I’m Alex!

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I can usually be found drinking abundant amounts of coffee with vanilla almond milk creamer while hanging out with my girls. Netflix is usually running in the background playing The Office for the millionth time or cooking competition shows like Cutthroat Kitchen. If there is any excuse to go on a trip into town to walk around Target you better believe I’ll take it. Living in a tiny town has many perks but not having a store in sight within 25 miles of our home is not one of them. My husband, Daniel, and I have been together since we were 14 and now have two beautiful daughters, Norah and Gwendolyn. I’ve got a reputation as a mom to not just my kids but also everyone around me. If you walked into our home, you’d probably find freshly made banana bread on the counter and kids’ toys - everywhere.


How I roll..

I’m an Iowa wedding + couples photographer who lives for comfort, and I’m not just talking about clothing (though I love myself a pair of leggings), I’m talking surroundings. You don’t want to look back on your photos and remember how stiff or unnatural you felt, you want to feel genuine happiness, comfort and authentic memories. I love movement, goofiness, and the unique things that make you, well you.
I want to be more than your photographer or vendor but a friend, the coolest third wheel around. Your experience matters. I love being able to make my couples not only comfortable, crack jokes, run around but feel confident.

If you need a photographer just to cross it off your wedding to-do list to get some family formals for your grandma’s fridge, I’m not your girl, and that’s okay! I never had my own wedding photographed and to this day I have #regrets. I know what it feels like to miss out on those memories and I’m here to make sure you don’t make the same mistake. This day only happens once, so if you’re looking for someone who care about the details, your story, why there is no love story like your own and gives you a killer experience, I am your girl, and I’m flipping’ excited to grab some coffee with you! I’m not here to cross off another date on my calendar, I’m here because I freaking care about your love and your special day. I’m a photographer for that everyday couple who wants to feel like their relationship is a scene from a Nicholas Sparks movie. The couple who is ready to get their clothes dirty for some fun and the couple who wants to make the ordinary a little more extraordinary. My home is in Iowa but would love to take on a few special destination weddings per year, whether it’s the beach, mountains or desert, count me in! My photography style is bold and warm with a touch of mood; photos that are candid, authentic and tell your story.

Image by Nicole Harnois Photography

Image by Nicole Harnois Photography


some of my favorites

the office (u.s.) + avocados + iced frank sinatra from sidecar coffee + puns + fixer upper (aka Joanna Gaines) + everything christmas + board games

The WanderList

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Places I’d love to shoot - If your location is on my WanderList ask me about a special gift I have for you!

Joshua Tree National Park, California | Road to Hana, Maui Hawaii | Smuggler’s Notch State Park - Vermont | Oneonta Gorge, Oregon | A Desert In Utah, any of them |

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