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There is both something special about having a first look before the wedding and having your partner see you walk down the aisle in your dress for the first time. When I got married I always thought the first look down the aisle was the only way to go. Now looking back and knowing I had more options (and being a photographer), I’ve come to learn that there are pros to both options.
Let’s figure out which is best for you..

First Look: Before the Wedding or Down the Aisle?

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There are quite a few things to consider when choosing a wedding photographer. It is okay and encouraged to ask questions when talking to your potential wedding photographer. The more questions you ask, the more you will know if you will make the perfect team together. If you aren’t sure what questions you should be asking, here are some ideas for you.

20 Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Photographer

20 Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Photographer

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You’re engaged!! Heck Yeah! – but now what? After you’ve shared the news, celebrated, pinned all the things on Pinterest (which, let’s be real you’ve probably been doing for years. I still do it and I’m marriedπŸ€ͺ) You’re probably wondering when to book or plan certain things like..Is it too soon to pick out a […]

Wedding Planning Timeline: What to Plan and When

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Hello 2023!! Here are some of the top wedding trends we can expect to see this year!

2023 Wedding Trends

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YOU JUST GOT ENGAGED!
CONGRATULATIONS!!
But…Now what?
Here are 7 tips after you get engaged to help dive right into the planning you actually enjoy.

7 Tips for After You’re Engaged

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Lindsay and Ben made it official this winter at The Hidden Acre. It was a gorgeous set up right before the holiday season with maroon, lights and trees. Perfectly cozy with a lit fireplace and candles, it was a dream. Lindsay and Ben met through mutual friends and work together. They enjoy spending their time […]

Lindsay + Ben’s Winter Wedding at The Hidden Acre, Waverly, Iowa

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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Alternative Guest Book Ideas

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In most modern weddings, you’ll witness a unity ceremony. This symbolizes the joining of “two becoming one” or “two families becoming one”. This started with the unity candle. One partner taking a candle and together, lighting a new one. Unity Candle Here are some more fun ideas for your unity ceremony during your wedding! 2. […]

Unity Ceremony Ideas

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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 […]

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Kayla + John | Wedding in Fairbank, Iowa