Becky + Jake | An engagement session (plus one!) at the Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa

I had one Saturday left in October and Becky and Jake snagged it for their wedding at the Vista Grande! Now that we’ve had a chance to work together for engagement pictures, I’m even more excited to capture their big day! They really were naturals in front of the camera…I wouldn’t even get all the way through a direction and they were in the pose and ready to go. It was pretty impressive to be honest! They also brought along their adorable two year old son Joey. He tried to avoid me but I took every chance he gave me to get some cute smiles…see below for said cute smiles!

I loved this session so much and can’t wait to watch this beautiful family tie the knot and make it official this Fall! <3

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! :)

Torrie + Carson... One More Month to Go

Torrie and Carson contacted me several months ago about their wedding on March 23, 2019. I was thrilled to tell them that I had the date open! Carson is in the military and was away at the time so it was a few months later, right around Christmas, that we finally got to meet in person. That’s also when we did their engagement session. You guys, they made my job SO easy! These two are absolutely adorable, incredibly photogenic, and genuinely crazy about each other.

The long distance thing has to be hard for them, but you would never know it because of their optimism and positive outlook on life and what the future has to hold. I have no doubt they will make each other very happy for many years to come.

And the new chapter begins ONE month from TODAY!