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Officially – 5 years. But I’ve had cameras and loved photography for 10+!

I typically deliver wedding galleries in 6 weeks or less and sessions in 4 weeks or less. I try to get your photos back to you as soon as possible while still giving each gallery the time and attention it deserves!

Regardless of what kind of session you book, you’ll receive all of your edited digital photos through all online gallery. From there you’ll be able to download, share, and print your photos!

You do not! All wedding and sessions include a print release. However, I do receive a small kickback from all gallery sales, so I appreciate very much when you do choose to order directly from your gallery!

I’m happy to help you plan outfits, locations, props, all of it! If you have a vision or an idea for your session, let me know and I’ll help you bring it to life.

When you book, you’ll pay a nonrefundable retainer that will not be returned if you decide to cancel your wedding or session. If we need to reschedule a session due to illness, weather, etc, we find the next date/time that works for both of us! I do try to leave a few time slots open each month for reschedules so I can fit you in as quickly as possible.

If you reschedule your wedding and I’m not available on the new date, your retainer will not be refunded.

While I love collaborating with clients on Pinterest boards or moodboards, I prefer not to work off of a shot list especially on a wedding day. A shot list limits my creativity and ability to see moments as they happen because I’m too focused on checking off one photo after another. 

The only time on a wedding day I do recommend a shot list is for family formals — just keeps everything flowing and easy!

No, I do not deliver RAW unedited photos to clients as I consider them to be unfinished and an inaccurate representation of my work. If you do not already love my editing style from what you see on my website & social media, I can almost guarantee you will not be happy with your photos and another photographer might be a better fit for you.

Northwest Iowa is home for me! I have no travel fees for local weddings and sessions, but do charge travel fees for destinations outside of that range. My wedding packages are all-inclusive and include travel costs so there are no surprises for you down the road.

I also typically post my travel schedule on my Instagram highlights, and if you meet up with me at a destination I’m already at there will be no travel fees for your session.

I apply the same amount of editing to all galleries upon initial delivery. If you wish, I’m happy to do additional editing to remove temporary things (blemishes, scars, scrapes, etc), but I will never Photoshop or alter who you are or how you look. If you feel self conscious about something, please let me know beforehand so I can be mindful of it when posing you!

Portrait session (family, couples, engagement) investment begins at $300.

Senior session investment begins at $460.

Local wedding investment begins at $3100.

U.S. based destination wedding / elopement investment begins at $4000.

No, my prices are firm and I do not offer sales throughout the year.

While I specialize in couples and weddings, I do love photographing growing families as well especially for past clients! I only take on a limited number of family and newborn sessions. Check out my “portraits” page for more details.

Time to bring your vision to life

Ready to take the next step? I’d love to hear from you! You can reach out through the contact form linked below.