Alana & Mike (married)

Alana and Mike's wedding day started at her parents' acreage in New Vienna, IA. The location provided gorgeous outdoor scenes for portraits. This was further accentuated by Alana's choice of colors. The bridesmaids dresses, flowers and tan suits looked striking against the browning prairie grass and changing leaves. Alana's father Robert, AKA "The Stove Nut," has a fantastic museum filled with restored antique stoves, barber chairs and other things that provided a one–of–a–kind scene for some sweet shots. After photographing portraits we headed into town for the ceremony at the beautiful gothic Saint Boniface Catholic Church. The reception followed in Dyersville (home to the Field Of Dreams) at the Commercial Club Park Pavillion. Autumn centerpieces and a white light chandelier provided an elegant backdrop and even the drinks were jazzed up with personalized can koozies. Alana's dance with her father was a favorite moment at the reception. The photograph of it (below) is one of those images that you just feel. Big props to Alana for creating one of the most well–branded weddings we've ever seen! We're glad you chose graphic design as a profession ;)

Liz & Joel

Liz and Joel are a fantastic couple. It's been a genuine pleasure becoming friends with them through working together. Their wedding ceremony was held in Lawrence, Kansas at First Baptist Church with reception following at Abe and Jake's (which is one of the coolest reception venues we've ever seen). The weather was painfully hot and humid, but Liz and Joel didn't let the heat spoil their fun. We improvised and photographed all of their portraits at Abe and Jake's, which ended up providing us with a plethora of great air-conditioned photo-ops. Both Liz and Joel's families were very warm, welcoming and helpful throughout the day which made the wedding even more fun to shoot! The wedding party was rad, and we particularly enjoyed the brown + green color scheme (especially the matching VANS on all the guys). Liz's simplistically classic dress was the icing on the cake :) Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Seiberling!

Also, here's a favorite image from Liz & Joel's engagement session last year that will shed a little light on their fun-loving personalities. This is the classroom where Liz and Joel first met while attending Iowa State University, and we re-created the humble beginnings of their relationship: