Happy Mother's Day!

I just want to wish all of the moms out there a very happy Mother's Day today!! You guys are all amazing women and I'm proud to know every one of you. I hope you are spoiled rotten today, you deserve it!




Max: 1 Year [North Liberty, IA Child and Family Photography]

I can't believe Max is one! It seems like just a couple of months ago that I photographed his parents at their maternity session, and then his newborn session. Melissa, Dave, and Max are such a wonderful, sweet, fun family and I'm so thankful to have them as clients. We had beautiful weather for Max's 1 year session, and Melissa did a fabulous job of bringing a lot of great stuff for Max to be photographed with, as well as keep him entertained.

His bow tie and suspenders onesie and newsboy hat are from one of my favorite stores for locally made and unique baby gifts and outfits for photo sessions, Itsy Bitsy Boutique in North Liberty!

Melissa, Dave, and Max - thank you so much for the opportunity to photograph Max's 1 year milestone. I can't believe how much he's grown, and it was absolutely wonderful seeing you all again. I hope you enjoy the preview!

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I always try and talk my parents into getting some photos of just the two of them...their relationship is important to document too! This one reminded me a lot of some we took at their maternity session a little over a year ago. Love! 
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Tara + Joe [North Liberty, IA First United Methodist Church Wedding Photography]

Tara and Joe were married on April 27th, which turned out to be a warm, gorgeous day for a wedding! Their ceremony was held at the North Liberty First United Methodist Church, and their reception took place at the Holiday Inn off of 1st Ave in Coralville.

Not only was it an incredible day because of the weather, but also because we had the pleasure of documenting the beginning of Tara & Joe's married lives together. They, along with their family and friends, were so gracious and wonderful. You can tell when you look at Joe and Tara together that they love each other very much, and love hanging out with their friends and laughing (which everyone did a lot of on the wedding day, it was fabulous!). Many of the loved ones surrounding them on their big day were friends and family that have been in their lives since they were kids, which is yet another testament to the fact that they are loyal, genuine people.

Their wedding day was filled with a lot of love, laughter, and memorable moments (including meeting Herky and getting a brief photo op inside the stadium with their entire bus full of friends).

Tara and Joe - Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your day. I hope you like this sneak peek, and congratulations again. You two are amazing.

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Tara and Joe chose to do a first look, and I just love this series of images!
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The flower girl was just too cute!!




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The toasts at Tara and Joe's wedding were given by her sister and his best friend. Truly these were two of the most touching, wonderful toasts I've ever heard. tarajoe-blog-44 copy

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Vendor Information: 
Cake - HyVee 
Flowers - Tipton Greenhouse 
DJ - Rock and Thunder DJ's 
Tuxes - Men's Wearhouse 
Dress - David's Bridal 
Hair/Makeup - Ashley Beard