Photographing Des Moines Couples + Families, my work takes me all over the nation. This year I had the opportunity to photograph some incredible people. From Montana to Iowa, to Nashville and beyond, it was one of my favorite years. And I had the honor of having some of my weddings published by Martha Stewart Weddings, Rocky Mountain Bride, and more. These couples + families, many of who are future or past wedding clients, are some of my favorite sessions to date. Getting to photograph Des Moines Couples + Families in their natural surroundings is why I do this.
This year I branched out as a Des Moines Portrait Photographer and started focusing more heavily on portrait and editorial work in the music industry. I had the chance to tour with and/or photograph some of my favorites: Joshua James, The Wild Reeds, Gregory Alan Isakov, Okey Dokey, The Watson Twins, Bryan & Katie Torwalt and more. And 2019 has taken me back on the road to photograph some other great bands. While I’m still focused on Des Moines + Montana Weddings primarily, as well as being a Des Moines Portrait Photographer, these shoots are some of my favorites because of their creative freedom and laid-back nature.
When Des Moines Wedding Photography takes me elsewhere in the country, I love it. Especially when it takes me to Nashville, one of my favorite spots on earth. Lindsey & Blake were married just outside of town in a Historic Theatre in Lebanon, Tennessee.
As a Des Moines Wedding Photographer, I love it when photography allows me to travel. This engagement session was in downtown Nashville. Tiana & Sam are incredible people and their love is as beautiful as they are. I met these two photographing Sam’s band. Getting to photograph this couple’s engagement session in one of my favorite cities was such a beautiful experience!
I love getting to take part in Intimate Des Moines Weddings as a photographer. This couple brought me to Montana for their beautiful celebration at McGough Mountain Pavilion in Whitefish. It was as incredible as they are! Surrounded by family and their closest friends, it was an emotional day full of happy tears. It’s sure to be one of my favorite weddings for years to come!
I often photograph Des Moines Elopements, and getting to travel to Montana for one is special! Jocelyn and Mitch originally planned their elopement for Glacier National Park, but forest fires caused a last minute relocation. Choosing to say their vows on a cliff overlooking Flathead Lake, this intimate wedding was full of beauty and emotion. With only myself, the officiant, and their two closest friends in attendance, this day offered all the intimacy that made me fall in love with photographing Des Moines Elopements. Jocelyn & Mitch laughed, cried, and committed their lives to each other forever. Congratulations to the couple!
As a Midwest Destination Wedding Photographer, I have to chance to travel all over the nation to capture the beauty of wedding days. This wedding near Ennis, Montana was no exception. Held on the bride’s parent’s property, the incredible beauty of Montana highlighted the love these two share. With incredible design and planning from Bash and florals from The Flower Hat, things could not have been more perfect.
Our years as Okoboji Wedding Photographers prepared us well for this Montana Summer Camp Wedding! With fun as the primary focus, Hannah & Brian’s friends and family came from all over the country to celebrate with them on the shores of Flathead Lake. The entire weekend was hosted at Spruce Lodge. The guests were able to enjoy the relaxed, lakeside vibe these two envisioned when planning their Montana Wedding.