Laura & James (married)

This post has been a long time coming, but it's better late than never! These are some of our favorite portraits from Laura & James' December wedding. Don't let the lack of snow fool you – it was pretty darn chilly, but the couple let us take them outside anyway! Laura is Dan's cousin, thus making James our new cousin–in–law, thus making this image series an extra special one for us. It's been a joy to watch Laura grow from little girl into beautiful woman and find a man worthy of becoming her husband. James has a sweet Mustang and he's disproved the "White Men Can't Jump" myth (see below), so he's doing a great job increasing our family's street cred! the following images were photographed at Brookside Park and our studio in downtown Ames. Enjoy!

Jay & Holly (married)

We've had the privilege of getting to know Jay's family over the past few years so we were extra excited when Jay and Holly got engaged and wanted us to be their photographers! Their December wedding ceremony took place in the chapel at Hope Lutheran Church in West Des Moines. Thanks to the extremely mild winter this year we were able to photograph most of their portraits outside. Holly's Ivory dress with fur coat and Jay's tan suit looked stunning against the golden browns of winter trees at sunset. It was a treat to witness their joy. Their reception took place at the Foxboro in Johnston. It was immaculately decorated by Jay's parents Sheri & Stan, two wonderful people that have the gift of touching the lives of everyone they come in contact with. They sprinkled the ceiling with snowflakes and filled the room with Christmas trees, lights and decorations that transformed the room into a winter wonderland. It was the perfect end to a wonderful wedding day.

Sarah & Lyle (married)

Sarah and Lyle's wedding day unfolded against the beautiful backdrop of Ocean Edge Resort in Cape Cod, MA. The occasion was intimate with approximately 50 close friends and family members enjoying an extended weekend together at the resort. The girls got ready at the Ocean Edge Mansion, and we photographed most of our portraits on the mansion grounds. Sarah was adventurous and did some tree climbing (see below) in the name of photographic awesomeness! We hit the golf course with the groomsmen, who's grey suits and cigars were a perfect combination of classy and fun. In the late afternoon everybody walked down to the beach for a barefoot beach ceremony. Sarah's youngest sister was one of the cutest flower girls we've ever met and performed her duties with excellence. The reception was held afterwards at the Linx Pavilion. After a healthy amount of dancing we noticed a heavy fog setting in outside so we ventured onto the golf course for an epic goodnight portrait to end the day. We couldn't imagine the day going any more perfectly and we're glad we got to be a part of it! Congrats Sarah and Lyle!