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!

Dykstra Family | An extended family session on 20 beautiful acres in Thomson, Illinois

I’m sure I’ve said this before but I don’t mind saying it again…I love when clients invite me to do photos on their private property! It’s always fun getting a new location to shoot at and it gives some extra special sentiment to the photos. What mom wouldn’t want photos of her whole family at home?? There’s no place like home, after all!

I have many more to show the Dykstra family, but here are some of my favorites so far!

Ethan + Makena | A brother & sister senior portrait session in Clinton, Iowa

I’m obsessed with this session! Ethan and Makena were definitely naturals in front of the camera and I loved being their senior photographer! We even took a minute to recreate a photo from their childhood which was really cute. Can you guess which one it is?! Oh, and to top it off, they brought their pets along for a few shots as well. I can’t wait to finish these up and show mom the full gallery. But for now…here’s a sneak peek!