Black Sand Beach [Iceland Elopement Photographer]

I can't believe it's taken me this long to blog these photos from the shoot we did on the black sand beach in Vik with the stunning Anna and Matthew. Iceland is incredibly raw and beautiful, and I loved the contrast between the rolling green hills, the light gray basalt columns that seem to stretch into the sky, and the dark black sand. I can't express how much I loved this shoot, which ended with just Anna at the stunning Skogafoss waterfall where I got some of my favorite images from the entire trip. If you love nature, and want a breathtaking landscape for your wedding, I would love to photograph an elopement in this gorgeous country so feel free to reach out! ;)

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Photo workshop and host: Kristin Sweeting and Study Abroad Workshops
Styling: Jessica Sloane
Models: Anna and Matthew
Paper goods: Jenny Sanders
Jewelry: Anueva Jewelry

Erin + Blake [Coralville, IA Family Photographer]

This fall was a lot of fun because I got to meet a bunch of new people, but I also reconnected with many past clients! Seriously, my heart could not be happier for Erin and Blake. I photographed their engagement a couple of years ago, and Erin asked me to take some photos of her and Blake for their holiday card which would be announcing that they are expecting! I am so excited for these two! Here are some of my favorites from their tree farm holiday session!

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Tru Salon 2017 Editorials [Iowa City, IA Editorial Photography]

If you look back on the blog, you will probably notice that I LOVE doing these sessions. There's something so incredible about collaborating with other artists to bring their vision to life that consistently inspires me, and I am so very grateful I get to do these sessions with the talented ladies at Tru Salon. This is the 2017 Editorial Collection, in order from Spring to Winter, followed by their Tru Model Search winner (a giveaway we do every year for their anniversary, and it's one of my favorite shoots I get to do!). All of the ladies featured are clients of the salon, NOT models, which makes it even more fun to see the transformation, and the first image for each season is the one that was chosen to be the featured image on the wall in the salon.

Spring 2017: Model, Sarah Purcell. 
Concept, hair/makeup by Kayla Jones.

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Summer 2017: Model, Jessica Alexander. 
Concept, hair by Megan Betts, makeup by Kayla Jones. 

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Fall 2017: Model, Erin Becker. 
Concept, hair, makeup by Alex Brown. 

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Winter 2017: Models, Olivia and Chloe Cechota. 
Concept and hair by Holly Richter, makeup by Kayla Jones.

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Tru Model 2017 Winner: Tessa Meisner. 
Hair and makeup by Kayla Jones. 

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