Kelly & Koda: 1st Place Album

Apologies for not posting in a while... it's been a busy month with travels to Alaska for a destination wedding and overseeing construction on our new location back home. If you don't yet follow us on Facebook, updates and a plethora of images are being posted regularly here. I meant to post this a while ago, but better late than never! I entered this album from my engagement session with Kelly & Koda in the annual Professional Photographers of Iowa competition and it won first place! It's a humbling honor considering the number of outstanding photographers we have in our state. The album also went on to receive merit at the Professional Photographers of America International Print Competition. Our albums are the finished product we take the most pride and joy in as photographers because they're an amazing storytelling vessel. The power of the finished piece is greater than the sum of its parts. We will have a printed copy of this album on display in our new studio once we get moved in! Back to the subject: Kelly & Koda are not only best friends, they're very active together. They love biking, swing dancing and just straight–up adventuring together. We themed their engagement session around these attributes of their relationship and had an insane amount of fun adventuring and creating with them! Their wedding is right around the corner and we can't wait to capture it! Without further ado, here's the album:



Josie & Tyler

We knew it was going to be a great day when upon making our first portrait suggestion, elevating Josie and her bridesmaids into dusty wall-squares, everybody's eyes lit up and they immediately started hoisting each other into place. This wedding party was potentially the most fun wedding party ever (as you can see below), maybe even in the history of the world! Tyler had the brilliant idea of playing dodgeball in the park, so of course we obliged. Despite scorching heat and otherwise unpleasant conditions, everybody was determined to make the most of the day and it made our job as image-makers a true joy. Josie & Tyler's wedding was in Rock Island, IL at Broadway Presbyterian Church with reception immediately following at the Moline Club. It was apparent that the couple brings out the best in one another (a trait noted many times by friends and family throughout the day). It was also apparent that the specialness of their wedding was founded first and foremost on their deep-seeded mutual faith, which gave their wedding a supernatural level of intimacy. We have no doubts that their marriage will be great and we're thankful for the time we got to spend with them on their wedding day!