Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mayumi + Dan


This beautiful couple epitomizes the best in international relations.  Far from a culture clash they illustrate harmony and unity.  I truly loved this wedding. Because Mayumi’s family is in Japan I want to start off by letting you know they are ok.  That way you can read the blog in peace.  Here is what Dan […]

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He proposed, I said yes…. now what?!

I have been asked time and again how brides should navigate the shoals of engagement and wedding planning.  Let me start out by assuring,  all is possible.  Since I offer a complimentary engagement session, this is where it usually beings.  We start with a relaxed, casual engagement shoot about 5-6 months before the date, around […]

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Putting the Ahhhhh in Spa — East Village Spa

“We might not be the biggest spa in Des Moines, but we are the coziest”…. so demures Cassie Sampson, owner of East Village Spa, or should I say the Best Spa in Des Moines, as voted by Cityview Readers.  I myself am one of their devotees.  Massage helps me stay relaxed and flexible — important traits […]

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Erin + Chad: Horses…hay…happiness!

Erin & Chad’s wedding is very near and dear to my heart — it epitomized so many of the things I love best about my job as well as about Iowa — an adorable couple, energetic wedding party, loving/supportive/close family…. farms and hay bales and horses… ahhh I love that stuff!  A photographer’s dream!  As […]

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Behind the Lens – the Circle of Wedding Life

“Can’t I just skip today’s blog?  One day won’t hurt.  I mean really, do I have to do one about myself? ” The reply, “Yes, you DO have to do one about yourself and yes, it IS interesting to the rest of us…. besides, you have put a lot into getting this blog going and […]

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