Danielle & Travis

Danielle & Travis's wedding plan was brilliant. Their intimate wedding included guests from all over the world (many guests were military friends stationed as far away as Europe) and the couple's underlying goal was to spend as much time as possible enjoying their loved ones. Danielle & Travis rented a huge, beautiful house on Panorama Lake in Panora, IA where many of their friends and family stayed for an entire week (leading up to their Saturday ceremony). The rental house served as home base the day of the wedding, providing a gorgeous location for the wedding party to get ready and for the reception. The couple's ceremony took place a few blocks away in a park right on the lake. The entire wedding party (including parents) were decked out in Converse sneakers (sparkly silver for the girls and black for the guys), enabling them to partake in some physical activity during portraits (see below) and stay comfortable enough to party all night without wanting to disown their feet. Danielle & Travis were adventurous during couple portraits and let us get creative at several scenic locations we found during our pre–wedding scout around Panora. They traversed run–down farmland and even climbed giant hay bails, resulting in some awesome images. Their reception was a blast and the closeness of everyone in attendance was apparent through the quality of the speeches and the amount of fun taking place. We were able to sneak Danielle and Travis outside for a few "goodnight" portraits before we had to drive back to Ames. We feel fortunate to have experienced such a fun day with such a great group of people and wish Danielle and Travis the very best in their married future.

Heather & Kyle

We've had the pleasure of knowing Heather and Kyle for pretty much their entire relationship. Heather was Alex's roommate through college and we remember hearing all about Kyle right after she met him. Our history with the couple made photographing them a very personal and exciting task. To make things more exciting, Heather asked Alex to be in the wedding (see: the hot bridesmaid at bottom left of the last image. Alex is gonna kill me when she reads that). Heather and Kyle's ceremony was a photographers dream: a lakeside ceremony at sunset underneath the giant tree at The Inn in Okaboji, IA. The setting was cinematic with the steady breeze from the lakefront, the intimate sound of the tide against the shore and the glow of the cascading sun painting the scene with warmth. The wedding party was a fun-loving bunch that kept the party rolling all day. Heather's favorite thing in the world (after Kyle, of course) is ice cream! Kyle is lactose intolerant, so we of course had to stop for some ice cream at the famous Nutty Bar Stand in Arnold's Park during couple portraits. Kyle was a good sport about it (see below).

We love you both and wish the best to you in your married life!