suzi & kyle » married

Suzi & Kyle had such a beautiful day for their wedding. It was a cool November day, but we certainly could have had much worse temps! Along with a November wedding they had those gorgeous fall colors that brought warmth to every room. We met at St. Olaf Lutheran Church here in Fort Dodge (they came all the way from Omaha!) and I spent the day with them from the first tightening of the gown, to their sundae bar reception.

Suzi’s accessories screamed of sentimentality in the most wonderful ways. Her bouquet incorporated pieces of lace and fabric from the wedding dresses of her grandmother and great-grandmother — a familial touch Sadie (my second) and I wished we could replicate! She even brought in “something borrowed, something blue” with a ring — another piece of family joining her through the day.  Without further ado, check out some sweet frames from Suzi & Kyle’s big day:blog4 blog1 blog6 blog9 blog7 blog8 blog3 blog5 blog11 blog10 blog2 blog12 blog13 blog14 blog16 blog15fort dodge iowa wedding november first dance with son

Much love,

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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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lexi+eddie » part 2

If you missed the first post from Lexi & Eddie’s beautiful wedding in Pella last week, you can find it here!  As I mentioned in that post, there were far too many moments to fit them all into one little blog post. So here’s part two!  Check out some lovely frames from the ceremony and reception:lexi+eddie pella weddinglexi+eddie pella wedding lexi+eddie pella wedding lexi+eddie pella wedding lexi+eddie pella wedding lexi+eddie pella weddinglexi+eddie pella weddinglexi+eddie pella weddinglexi+eddie pella weddinglexi+eddie pella weddingAaaaand, the following photos are all courtesy of one of my best friends, and my amazing second-shooter for the day, Kelby Wingert! I had such a blast working with her, and I’m so thrilled to work together again this summer. I can’t wait! 🙂  Here are some of the wonderful moments she captured:

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lexi+eddie » spring wedding in Pella, Iowa

We could not have asked for a more gorgeous day for Lexi and Eddie’s wedding last weekend! Kelby and I trekked down to Pella, neither of us having been to the Central College campus before, but so excited to meet the bride and groom and all their family. It became clear almost immediately that these two had that special something between them; their love is so sweet!  The day got even better as we ate some snacks between photos and the ceremony, and there was mention that the bride and groom would enter the wedding reception to the Star Wars theme song. I could. not. stop. smiling. Oh, did I forget to mention they had a Chewbacca cake? Yeah. That happened. These two were so sweet, their families were fun-loving and wonderful, the weather was beautiful, and the whole day just left me full of love for what I do. Anyway, enough blabbering from me: on with some frames from their gorgeous day!

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5-5-5 special » central iowa photographer

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Thinking about booking a session with me?  Stop by the wedding open house at Book World this Saturday!

I know what you’re thinking. But Amanda, I’m not getting married!

Well good news! I’ll be handing out these cards to anyone who stops by to see me, and they can be applied to any type of session (with the exception of my senior rep program)!  So come by and get your 15% off!  The discount won’t expire either, so the savings are yours even if you wait until summer to book. 🙂

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