Happy First Wedding Anniversary Mr & Mrs Fenton

I have such a love for elopements that I never knew I had before! Over the last couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of joining couples with their closest family members and friends in an intimate, private ceremony, to capture the moments of them committing to a life together. What could be more special than that?!

The Fenton’s tied the knot a year ago in the comfort of their own home here in Clinton, Iowa. I am so excited to wish them a very happy anniversary, and many more ahead! Here are just a few of my favorite shots from their special day.

Carlee and Luke are Celebrating One Year!

It is so hard to believe this fun and beautiful wedding was a year ago already! I met Carlee a couple of years ago, when Luke was still her boyfriend. She actually shadowed me on a some jobs to learn more about the photography business. I remember her talking about hoping her boyfriend would propose…and then shortly after, he popped the question!

Carlee and Luke are one of the sweetest and most fun couples you will meet. Don’t be fooled by her quietness…she’s a riot! They try not to take life too seriously and truly enjoy each others’ company, being silly together and living life to the fullest. From following along on their lives through through social media, I know they have been tested over this last year. Moving to another state, home ownership, job changes, none of it comes easy. But through the tough stuff they know they can always lean on each other.

Cheers to a year and many more! I hope you’ve had a wonderful anniversary Mr and Mrs Ernst!

Here’s a look back on one of the happiest days of your lives!

Alisha and Joseph are Getting Married!

The question has been popped, proposal accepted and wedding plans in the works! Their wedding colors are a beautiful muted green and gorgeous metallic copper with Irish and Eastern European elements throughout the decor. I can’t wait to see all of their hard work and planning come together in September!

We were just so happy this engagement session was able to happen between thunderstorms. That’s Spring in the midwest though, right?!

An engagement session is actually such an important part of your wedding photography! Especially for those of us with no modeling experience, so….almost everyone! It gives us a chance to get to know each other better, for me to understand your relationship dynamics and for you to get a feel for how I direct and pose you. It truly helps make the rush of your wedding day portraits go SO. MUCH. SMOOTHER.

Plus…more cute pictures together are never a bad thing! :)