Kelly & Nick did an outstanding job incorporating their favorite places and things into their wedding day. The couple has deep roots at Iowa State University. (If you recall their engagement session, we photographed around campus town and inside the bar where they first met.) Being Cyclone alumni and fans ourselves, we were very excited to receive access to photograph some portraits inside Jack Trice Stadium! It's safe to say the experience was a dream come true for everybody involved and we learned that girls rock at football (see below). Kelly & Nick tied the knot right next to the stadium inside the conservatory at the always beautiful Reiman Gardens. A favorite moment was when Kelly's adorable niece decided to take a nap in her daddy's arms prior her moment to shine as flower girl. After the ceremony the ISU theme was continued when we boarded a CyRide bus for a romantic cruise before the couple's introduction to their reception at the Knapp Storm Dinning Complex. The reception was decorated like a night club with moody purple and blue lights and Kelly & Nick put on a show cutting their zombie wedding cake , which read "Til death do us part..."
We recently teamed up with Drake University to shoot some of their athletics posters for the coming year. This first shot is a limited edition poster handed out at the Iowa State Fair to build hype for the coming Mens and Womens basketball season (Drake has a very strong basketball program). We came up with this fun composition to showcase star players from each team while accommodating the height differences of the male and female players: The second poster is the 2010 schedule for all of Drake's Fall sports. We wanted to convey a sense of team unity and incorporate a strong sense of Des Moines (hence the background). The tricky part was striking the perfect balance between making the athletes look friendly and tough at the same time. We love how it turned out:
We'll be working again with Drake later this season to photograph their official basketball poster and can't wait! P.S. All of the typography on the posters was done by Shelly Mootz, graphic designer for Drake and all around groovy gal!