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For an alternative to the ceremony’s unity candle, try a unity tree. Perfect for an outdoor ceremony. The bride and groom each fill a vase with dirt and a bottle with water from their childhood home. The tree symbolizes the roots of their relationship and the continued growth of their love. Plant the tree at […]

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Choose a color spectrum and have every bridesmaid pick out any dress they love in that palette. Either make a mood board by cutting out shades from magazines, or drop by a paint store to grab some swatches. Then copy and mail it to each of the girls and let them go shopping! Make sure […]

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Back in December we spent an evening creating some rural-themed images of wedding dresses for Pure Bridal, a wonderful bridal boutique in Ames (check them out)! The winter light was fleeting (and it was quite chilly), but our farm location was very inspiring and we created some cool images that Pure Bridal is using in their marketing materials. […]

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We had the pleasure of photographing portraits for our friends Meg & Chad on their farm in Audubon, IA. Below is a compilation of some of our favorite images from the evening. Meg was a classmate of Alex’s in the Design program at Iowa State, and now she owns and operates Moglea, an insanely awesome boutique […]

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Gratitude is the feeling that has been on our hearts this week. Gratitude for the family and friends that have supported and endured with us through the hardest working year of our lives in 2012. Also, gratitude for our wonderful clients (friends) that have let us in to their lives and allowed us to tell […]

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