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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Below photo by Josh.
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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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Below photo by Josh.
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Below photo taken by Josh. tarajoe-blog-19

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The flower girl was just too cute!!




Below photo by Josh. tarajoe-blog-37

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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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Both photos below by Josh. tarajoe-blog-54

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

Jack [Mt. Vernon, IA Newborn Photography]

Back in 2011, I photographed Nikki & Devon's engagement and wedding photos, so when they told me they were expecting a little one I was super excited for them! These two are such caring, sweet people that I knew they would make amazing parents.

Jack was born on April 6th, so he was just 14 days old for his session. He was a great model, and I can't get enough of those long eyelashes and cute little face.

Nikki & Devon - Thank you so much for trusting me to document your new addition. Jack is absolutely precious and I'm so thrilled for you both. I can't wait to see how your family grows, thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your story.

Hat courtesy of Andrea at Forever Handmade.
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I loved all of the little touches Nikki and Devon had around Jack's nursery (the bear played peekaboo!), especially the family heirlooms like the photo and the ceramic baby shoe. 
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Hat courtesy of Andrea at Forever Handmade.
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Jackie + David [Iowa City, IA Engagement Photography]

Jackie and David met us for their engagement session last Saturday evening, and we didn't let a few wayward sprinkles ruin our fun. These two are absolutely adorable together - they love to laugh and they definitely love each other. I can't tell you how much fun it was to photograph them, and now I'm even more excited for their Palisades Park wedding this fall.

These two met in Costa Rica when they were studying abroad, David's height (6'5"!) and helpful, thoughtful, and incredibly kind nature won Jackie over immediately. They started out as friends, but after several months went by they went out on a first date and spent hours just talking. Jackie shared with me in some of our initial conversations that she feels like the luckiest girl in the world since she met David and I'm pretty sure that David feels super lucky to have Jackie in his life as well. These two are absolutely perfect for each other and it's an honor to be able to document their story.

I think this is my favorite, why is it always so hard to choose?!

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Above photo taken by Josh.


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Jackie, you are stunning. I can't get over how much you resemble Jessica Alba. Just gorgeous!
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Above photo taken by Josh.
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