Ben & Danielle » Engaged

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These two could not have been more sweet and enjoyable to work with! Ben and Danielle have a quiet chemistry and their connection is clear. We trekked around Fort Dodge, following the best fall colors one evening this past weekend, and I have to say I think we found them! They even had the best location of all scouted out by Ben’s mom. Red ivy is my new favorite backdrop! Check out some frames from their lovely sunset engagement below:sun flare autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa autumn engagement  photos | Fort Dodge, Iowa

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Amber & Erica » Married

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Amber and Erica contacted me a few months ago about their elopement in Des Moines, and let me tell you….it’s been hard to live the last few months with this much excitement brewing! I knew when I received their survey back that their day would be full of love and laughs, and it did not disappoint. They told me how their color scheme was based off of their shower curtain, and somehow that just said it all to me! Haha :)  These two had plans to get married last year, but they were approved to adopt their son so plans were postponed. Their love only grew deeper, and this year they were able to travel all the way from Wichita to the Polk County Courthouse, and I am so grateful to have been a part of such a wonderful day in their lives. Congrats, you two!

Check out some frames from the big day:

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Much love,

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amber+martin » married

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These two could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding! (They could have asked for a little warmer weather, but everyone handled it really well!)  Their wedding was full of personal touches, handmade details, and so much love. Amber’s bouquet was specially made to include an image of her grandma, and a sweet handwritten note wrapped around the base. The toasts included stories of fluffing all the table decorations for the reception. The bridesmaids helped Amber with her vows with song. Every ounce of love these two share and every ounce of love their friends and family have for them went into the creation of this wedding. And it showed. Check out some of the beautiful frames from their big day:

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With love in my heart,

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fall.family.photos » Fort Dodge, Iowa family photographer

Ahhhh….it’s that time of year again! Every time I leave my house it seems like the trees are a little more colorful and the air is getting a little cooler. Fall is my favorite time of year, and not just for the amazing photographs I can create during this season! Chai tea, apple dumplings, crunchy leaves…. I’m that typical girl with a pumpkin spice latte and scarf around her neck this time of year!

That said, I was really excited to capture this family’s photos in a lovely autumn setting. The weather was much warmer than we had expected, but it was ultimately a wonderful day. While the temps weren’t exactly “autumn,” the trees were totally cooperating and I was loving it! Check out these gorgeous fall family photos:

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I love how grandpa is admiring his granddaughter….so much love and pride in those eyes!red wagon autumn family photographer | Snell Crawford Park, Fort Dodge, Iowa red wagon autumn family photographer | Snell Crawford Park, Fort Dodge, Iowa fall family photography | Autumn at Snell Crawford Park in Fort Dodge, Iowa Throwing leaves | fall family photography | Autumn at Snell Crawford Park in Fort Dodge, Iowa

To book your own fall session, check me out at

www.amandamatildaphotography.com

Sending you light & love,

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Renita & Brandon » engaged!

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Renita and Brandon were so much fun to photograph. Their love was easy to capture, because their love is easy. The chemistry between these two practically smacks you in the face when you meet them! :)  I mean, they even made sure I captured some with their “comfy pose” they always fall into when they chill on the couch at home. And despite running into two huge group events at our various locations, they had faith that I could capture what they were looking for. But enough talk from me! Check out an extended preview of my time with Renita and Brandon:

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With much joy in my heart,

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Stella.is.ONE! » Fort Dodge, Iowa children’s photographer

If you’ve been following me for a while now you will know that I’ve had the great opportunity to photograph little Stella as she’s grown through her first year! It has been absolutely incredible to watch this little cutie blossom from a sleepy baby to a smiley, waving, camera-loving one-year-old! She celebrated her milestone with balloons and of course a cake :)  Check it out:

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Look how much she’s grown!!

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Molly & Tyler » engaged

I first met with Molly and Tyler a few weeks ago, and could tell immediately that they were kindred souls. You know that couple in the movies where the camera catches him looking at her with “the look?” Yeah, they’ve got that chemistry! Plus, they know how to have fun together, which I think is key. :)  It made for a really fun evening together, that’s for sure!  I really cannot wait to capture all the wonderful moments of their big day next year!  Without further delay, check out some beautiful frames from their sunset engagement session at Briggs Woods park!

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This was the cork from their bottle of champagne when he proposed! Did I mention they’re basically the cutest?!

Like I mentioned, I’ll be capturing their big day next summer, and I can’t wait to share all the beauty and love with you all :)

Until next time,

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