Posted on September 28, 2011
Kate and Ben had a fantastic…but WARM day for their wedding. Everyone was such good sports though and despite the heat we had a great time and have many fantastic images to show for it. Below are a few of my favorites from the day. There are two images in the collage from my fantastic second photographer for the day: Cassie Scott of Garnet Photography. I really encourage my couple to go with the second photographer option if it works for their budget…so many times that Cassie (or any of my other second photographers) are able to get a second angle that really adds to the coverage of the day. I offer collection with assistants and with second photographers, both are great options and I would be happy to discuss the differences with you if you are looking for a photographer for your upcoming wedding.
Anywho…back to the details! Kate and Ben were married at the Iowa State Memorial Union in the Great Hall. What a fabulous space! The ceremony was held, we did a short session in the Great Hall and then we headed outside to the ISU campus for a location session while the MU staff “flipped” the hall to reception mode. Due to the heat and the ready availability of a party bus the wedding party decided to take a little trip over to Olde Main Brewing Company in downtown Ames. I am simply in love with their staircase…the light…the angles…photographic sweetness!
Posted on September 21, 2011
Lisa and Joe are quite possibly two of the sweetest people I have ever met, and I know a lot of sweet people! We had a wonderful summer day for their wedding, not too hot and just the right amount of sun and clouds. The ceremony was at St. Mary of Nazareth in Des Moines with the reception following at the Hyperion Field Club. Both of these venues are beautiful places to photograph in…combine that with such a fantastic couple and it was truly a magical day. St. Mary’s has some fabulous old trees that are wonderful and create a bit of a fairytale kind of mood. One of the groomsmen happened to have a football in his car…so we used that for a few images. I love how Joe is so into the football thing in the images! They had a sweet little candy buffet that coordinated perfectly with their colors of yellow and grey…very cute! Then of course there were the center pieces which Lisa and a few helpers designed and put together themselves. This was a fabulous wedding and I really enjoyed the day. I am trying out some new software for creating the image collages for the blog…let me know what you think of it.
Posted on September 21, 2011
Well helllllooo readers! Long time no see right? I know…I am horribly behind in my blogging! I have been so busy with wedding season and portrait sessions that the blogging has slipped a bit. And I have so much fantastic stuff to share! I am going to start with Marci and Jake a very sweet couple that got married in Iowa City in June. They were blessed with some fantastic weather and working in a new location was fantastic for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Ames and Des Moines weddings…but it is exciting to get out to new places and try out new locations. The challenge adds a nice little edge to the day. There are a lot of images for this post as we used several locations.
So, there is a massive blog post! As always, I was blessed to work with such an amazing couple, thank you Marci and Jake for including me in your wedding day. Marci and Jake have a fabulous album on the way too…so be watching for some images of it when it arrives.