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Where you can find our recent work, inspiration and all things weddings.

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Wedding photographers are typically one of the first vendors booked in the wedding planning process. We book up quickly, especially in this crazy season of COVID and reschedules. I’ve talked before about why I believe photographing your wedding is a big deal. I didn’t hire a photographer for my wedding and to this day I […]

Top Videographers in Iowa

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top wedding videographers in iowa

1/15/21

Molly and Trey.. from rescheduling due to covid to powering through and planning the best wedding despite situations, this wedding was hands down one of the best. There was no lack of celebration! They were able to have special family members share their moments with them and all their friends. They of COURSE had to […]

Modern Boho Wedding in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Weddings

midwest iowa wedding

7/14/20

Jennifer and Sean got married at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, Iowa. This church was immaculate.. When I pulled into the parking lot I was amazed at how gorgeous it was. When I stepped inside I was even more blown away by the details, the light, everything was perfect. Jennifer and Sean’s wedding […]

Classic Cathedral Wedding at St. Boniface in New Vienna, Iowa

Weddings

iowa and midwest wedding photography

6/26/20

Cake is AMAZING, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it’s fun to go outside the box and do something that’s more you or different! Or maybe you just plain don’t like cake?! I’ve been to some weddings for couples who ditched the cake and had some alternative cake and dessert ideas for their wedding day.¬†At […]

5 Wedding Day Cake and Dessert Alternatives

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wedding cake and dessert ideas

6/18/20

When my husband, Daniel, and I got married I definitely used Pinterest for ideas. However, in 2014 I don’t think Pinterest was as full of unique and trendy ideas as it is now. Fast forward to now, being at weddings with my couples and talking wedding with my brides, I’ve seen some pretty amazing alternative […]

Alternative Guest Book Ideas

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jenga wedding guest book ideas iowa wedding photographer

3/29/20

So you’re here because COVID19 (Coronavirus) has ripped every form of comfort out from under you. Not only that, but you’re planning a wedding and as if planning isn’t stressful enough, now things are uncertain. Can I keep my wedding date? Will this end by the time my wedding rolls around? What are my options? […]

Coronavirus – To Reschedule Your Wedding or Not?

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3/21/20

You’re engaged!! YAS! CON-FREAKING-GRATS!! – but now what? After you’ve shared the news, celebrated, pinned/Pinterest-ed all the things (which, let’s be real you’ve probably been doing for years. I still do it and I’m MARRIED.) You’re probably wondering when do I book or plan certain things? Is it too soon to pick a cake, book […]

You’re Engaged Now What? (Wedding Planning Timeline)

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iowa midwest wedding proposal and engagement session

2/18/20

All the special details that went into Kayla + John’s day were so amazing to have the honor to capture. As Kayla was getting ready in her dress, her sister/maid of honor helped button up the back as her mom pulled out Kayla’s “something borrowed”. Her mom latched Kayla’s great grandma’s pearl necklace around her […]

Kayla + John | Wedding in Fairbank, Iowa

Weddings

Iowa bride and groom wedding photography

9/04/19

Bekah + Derek tied the knot on June 1, 2019. The first time I sat down at Panera with these two plus Bekah’s son Lincoln, just a few weeks before their wedding (I was nervous to make sure we clicked well given not having much time to get to know them) but once we met […]

Bekah + Derek | Wedding in Janesville, Iowa

Weddings

6/21/19

I got to meet these two for the first time at their engagement session. I was so excited hearing about the adorable way they met (which we’ll get to) and all the things they love to do, big Saturday breakfasts, hang out with friends, family and their dog, Ralph, also going on hikes + adventures. […]

Katy + Josh’s Wedding | An International Love

Weddings

Katy and Josh's Iowa Wedding at Country Lane Lodge in Adel Iowa www.alexmccraryphotography.com

5/13/19

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