Rion Wedding | A unique Nordic wedding at Union Station Extension in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

We all knew it was coming…and by it, I mean the rain! The whole drive to Cedar Rapids I was hoping it would stop but alas, it did not. However, we let ourselves in at Kirkwood College (one of the bridesmaids works there!) and found some great areas to work with! It actually ended up being really cool because we found the room that our bride and groom actually met in for the first time. I’m not sure if I believe in fate, but I do believe you can find the silver lining in any situation. And we did that in spades! Oh and thank you to whoever invented umbrellas, specifically the clear ones that are amazing for portraits!

After the first look and some portraits we headed to Union Station Extension for the ceremony and reception. It was so unique and fit Alisha and Joseph perfectly. Family and friends gathered to help celebrate this new chapter in their lives. It was a beautiful day and I wish the best for the new Mr and Mrs Rion!

Here are just a few of the photos captured from their special day. More to come!

Delaney and Cooper turned 5!

A former wedding client of mine asked me if I would kindly donate to a cause they fight for every single day - the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. Of course I was happy to oblige. Soon after, I was introduced to the lovely woman, Ann, who placed the winning bid. She chose to have photos taken of 2 absolutely adorable twins, Delaney and Cooper! 

I headed out to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where they all live. We met at a park with a pretty lake and even got to see some ducks up close. The kids were so easy to work with, a ton of fun, and photogenic for sure. It was such a pleasure to meet Ann and the twins. When they started feeling bored, we went over to a playground to take a little break, which loosened them up even more. So happy we got lots of genuine smiles!