Documentary Wedding Photography

I am a storyteller.

I create photo stories and heirloom photo albums of weddings in Iowa and beyond.

I want to capture your wedding with the power of emotion and relationships, and to let your day be your day.  The best way to do this is by watching for those amazing moments …  the touch of a hand, a tear, a gaze, a smile… those are the moments you will cherish.

As a wedding photographer I create images candidly, without the use of special effects, black suited assistants, or awkward light kits.  My hope is that you don’t even notice I am there.  Some people call this style of photography documentary wedding photography, some people call it reportage photography, others call it wedding photojournalism.

Shooting in a documentary fashion means I’m watching and observing, ready to catch those moments as they happen. It also means I won’t be stealing you away from your guests to drive to far away locations — that’s what engagements sessions are for.

And yes, I do those, too.

I won’t tell you how to cut your cake, and I won’t interrupt a moment to move you to better light.  This is your day, enjoy it.  I’ll quietly do my best to capture it so you have beautiful photos to remember it every day after.

If your “wedding nightmare” is posed “reality”, my authentic and unscripted style may be just what you are looking for. After all, real love deserves real images.

And when it’s all over, within a month or so, what you receive is somewhere between 250 and 400 finished digital images, and a custom, handmade heirloom photo album with approximately 30 to 40 of the best images, as picked by you.  Parents’ albums are also available as are beautiful wall portraits.

Pricing is flexible and affordable.

The fee is $2,495 includes hand made heirloom album and digital photos from your day.  Additional wall prints, additional albums, and engagement sessions are priced separately.

Want to know more?  Read some common questions and answers and then let’s talk.




phone, text: 515 554 8522