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   On a beautiful fall day Joe and Amber gathered their loved ones for a magical day at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. Light leaked through the floor to ceiling windows of the train depot, illuminating Joe’s nonstop smile and the sparkle in Amber’s eyes.  Touches of red scattered across the room mimicking […]

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   On a gloomy day in October, Matt and Amanda tied the knot. While the skies were dark, the day was bright. Matt and Amanda gathered their nearest and dearest for a good old fashion wedding during Covid times. The joy for this couple could not be contained as relatives of every age, including both […]

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   Oh Paula and Stephen, a slow burn romance that resulted in this gorgeous fall wedding in Dubuque. From the rich autumnal oranges of the bouquet to their charming pup Archie, this wedding was one for the books. I first photographed the McDermott’s for an engagement session and they are the perfect example of being […]

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     Roses, Sweethearts, Happy Tears On a perfectly overcast day in October, Mitch and Anna made it official. This classic tale of high school sweetheart finally tying the knot, immediately made me swoon! From the light drizzle that fell during the ceremony to the emotional toasts from loved ones, I seriously felt the heart […]

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   Elegant, catholic, party animals! These are just a few words to describe the memorable moments of Derek and Hanna’s wedding day in Dubuque, Iowa. At first glance this wedding could seem like any other Iowa wedding. A big Catholic family, full of love, gathering for an elegant ceremony. But that is just the surface […]

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   Are you not loving your online photo gallery? Do you feel like you’re missing something when you finish a project and deliver photos to your clients? Well, you’re not alone. I was in the exact same spot. Every time I delivered my galleries, something was missing and IT DROVE ME NUTS! Why did everyone […]

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   This was the year I had an entire book of business as a solo photographer. The last two years I spent learning, being a second photographer and gradually growing my business. 2020 was the year and then COVID hit and kinda threw a wrench in my plans (keyword my plans, ha). Little did I […]

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  5 Things to Consider When Budgeting for Custom Wedding StationeryOkay, let’s get the elephant out in the room. Planning a wedding is hard, and budgeting is stressful. Money is a difficult thing to talk about when planning a wedding. But, I’m going to let you in on a secret that will be a game […]

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   Hey blog fam! During my time in quarantine I’ve had a lot of creative mojo and ideas floating around in my head (get all caught up over on my insta feed). One of my ideas is to have real vendors in the wedding industry speak first hand about what they offer and or tips […]

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   Last month I was writing down blog ideas and a light bulb went off in my head, “my brides want to hear from real people in the wedding industry, not just me.” So, that being said, Danielle with Wicked River Event Production popped into my head (we are currently working on a wedding together). […]

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