Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Paul Wedding

Don’t be afraid to stray away from traditional wedding venues and décor in order to express your individual personalities. The Paul wedding is an excellent example. They chose a few unorthodox locations for photos — a parking ramp and an elevator — and the pictures turned out stunningly. These unique locations were mixed in with some…

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The Power of Pinterest

Communicating the style or tone you prefer for your photos can be difficult to put into words—so use visuals instead. Pinterest is a fantastic tool that many photographers use to gain a better understanding of their clients’ needs, personalities, and interests. You can use it for your engagement session, wedding, or both. Creating a collection…

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Photographing the Proposal

Have a photographer capture your “Will you marry me?” moment! Guys, so much thought goes into planning the proposal. Besides picking out the perfect ring, you have to decide when, where, and how to pop the question. And very rarely does anyone witness your hard work. That’s why more and more men are hiring professional…

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A Unique Love Story

Clients Olga and Stephen have a unique love story. Olga is from Russia. Stephen is from the U.S. They quite literally lived on opposite sides of the world — yet they somehow ended up in the Cayman Islands at the same time. They met, they fell in love, and the rest is history. Stephen and…

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Engagement Outfits for Photos

What you’ll wear for your wedding photos is pretty straightforward. But when you’re choosing outfits to wear for engagement photos, the possibilities are practically endless. You may have candid snapshots together, but your engagement photos are probably the first “official” photographs you’ll take with your future spouse. Capture who you are as a couple by…

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A Wedding Day to Enjoy

One of the most valuable pieces of advice I can offer to couples is this: Be truly present on your wedding day and have fun with it. If you take it too seriously, you’ll end up stressed and disappointed — which is not a good way to remember your big day. Clients Melissa and Darryl…

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8 Ways to Make Your Photographer’s Job Easier

Simplifying the job isn’t about the photographer. It’s about you, your spouse-to-be, and your photos. A photographer that doesn’t have to deal with unexpected issues can spend more time focusing on the couple and ensure a beautiful end product. (Not to mention, it makes your day much less stressful.) Here are a few ways to…

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Doesn’t Get More Real Than This!

And yet there are also those magical moments when it “gets real”. Typically these moments aren’t planned. These moments don’t necessarily have to be large or grandiose. They can sometimes be the littlest or seemingly insignificant things. They’re those times that in spite of all of the waiting and all of the craziness of the…

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Wedding – Sarah & Steve

What a fantastic couple and a joyous celebration! Estilo’s was the first stop with the bride to capture images. Then it was off to St. Ambrose Church for getting ready and a wonderful ceremony. Location photos were taken at the State Capitol of Iowa, the East Village of Des Moines, the Americana restuarant, and the…

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Atwood Wedding

What to do when you have winds gusting to 40 miles per hour? You take the first look inside! And, what better venue to do that then the State Capitol Building. The Atwood Wedding party couldn’t have been happier with the choice.  

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