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I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in eastern Iowa. My goal is to capture joyful moments through photography. Whether you're local, or planning a destination wedding, I'd love to get in touch!

The things that make me happiest are quiet nights at home, getting coffee with a good friend, and sunny days. When I don't have a camera in my hand, you'll usually find me hanging out with my husband Jake and our dogs, Zeke and Nola.

hi, i'm gigi

I've always loved documenting life. When I was in junior high, I carried my camera with me in my backpack, always ready to capture the next exciting moment. After a while of just documenting, I began wanting to not just capture memories, but capture them beautifully. My dad got me my first DSLR camera as my high school graduation present and my interests led to Maranatha Baptist University where I studied digital media marketing. While in college I also bought some new gear and officially started my photography business! Since then, I’ve shot over 40 weddings and have developed my own personal style. 

my story

We met in college and got to know each other through a group project for our business communications class. Jake is your typical small town country boy and I love that about him! We got married after graduating. We love to spend time together kayaking, working on projects around the house, playing board games, and hanging out with friends and family. 

my husband, jake

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know from my stories that I'm obsessed with our two coonhound mixes, Zeke (left) and Nola! Zeke loves to be the center of attention and his goofy personality always makes us laugh. He's truly a comfort dog that can always cheer us up. We adopted Nola in December of 2018. She's a spunky little pup with lots of energy! When she's not getting into mischief she loves to snuggle.

our pups, zeke and nola

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GALLERY No.

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weddings

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engagements

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families

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portraits

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MY WORK

I absolutely love Gigi's light and airy style of photography. She is super easy to work with and was flexible with our timing. She was a great resource to help develop our timeline for our wedding day. She captured our big smiles and love in our eyes. Best of all, Gigi is speedy editing our pictures for us to see. She had a handful of pictures posted for us to see just 2 days after our wedding and a whole blog post just a couple days later. We were happy to be able to share pictures so quickly with our family and friends that weren't able to make the wedding. We would definitely recommend Gigi for anyone getting married!

Carolyn + ian

Gigi did an amazing job! She is low key and really sweet. She made my wedding day a breeze and we absolutely love our pictures. Leading up to the wedding she was easy to communicate with and was really attentive to details when creating our day timeline. I recommended my friends to hire her for their upcoming May wedding. They decided she was the right choice as well. I would recommend Gigi to anyone! Such a great experience.

erin + ethan


Gigi was amazing to work with and honestly made the whole experience so effortless. We had never done family pictures before and were a bit hesitant with three young kids. She was patient with them while still managing to capture gorgeous pictures. From start to finish we had a great experience. We have received so many compliments on the photos.
Thank you Gigi!

The cobb family

Gigi is amazing at what she does! Gigi is extremely easy to work with, is laid back, and makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. She truly captured the joy, love and all the fun on our wedding day. I received so many beautiful photos back from her (and within such a short timeframe from our wedding)! I’m so grateful that these are the photos I get to look back over the years to come!

I would highly recommend Gigi for anyone looking for a photographer!

courtney + timon

Gigi was everything we needed in a photographer. 😍 She was laid back, but exceptionally knowledgeable on the best way to make everything run smoothly. We loved working with her. She took our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. We highly recommend her!She also really loves dogs, so if you want any photos with your pets.. She's the one to ask! 

Ian + rachel

Gigi is great to work with! Her photos are beautiful and her turn around time for getting photos back is really quick. My husband doesn't like his photos being taken and Gigi helped put us at ease. It was very fun experience getting our photos taken so I'm glad we booked her. The photos look great! Not only that, but she was very great to work with. I got a little off schedule during the wedding and Gigi was really calm and great about getting us back on track. She was patient and easy going even when I was stressed. I would highly recommend booking her! 


adeara + lucas

We had our wedding in Windsor WI on May 5th 2018. Gigi is from Iowa, yet she agreed to do our wedding. She is the most talented photographer I've ever met! She does an outstanding job capturing those perfect moments everyone hopes they get. She was willing to work with our timeline and she was able to accommodate a second photographer as well. We are so happy she could capture our wedding day, there's no one that could do it like her!!




lauren + wes

Gigi was our wedding photographer in April and did a phenomenal job. We got our photos back so quickly and they all looked amazing. From the very beginning to the very end after all the celebrating was over she has been nothing but wonderful. She was a breath of fresh air in the craziness of planning. Gigi is organized and professional and I was blown away by how easy she made the prep and the day of the wedding. Her knowledge and the technology she uses made communicating and updates such a breeze. I can say I 100% did not stress about anything photography related before or the day of because I knew everything was all set for the big day. She is the sweetest person you will meet and has talent beyond belief. 


kathryn + andy

I was looking for someone who could take some family photos for us since we had a new baby and I stumbled on Gigi's work through Facebook. I was immediately in love with her style. Gigi was quick to respond to my email and gave me a list of her availability dates and different pricing options. She made everything so seamless! She was a joy to work with, even with a fussy baby! Our photos were ready in the time frame she specified (even sooner than I expected) and easy to access. I cannot say enough good things about her work. Gigi has such an eye for light and what comprises a beautiful photo. I am so happy with our family photos and would highly recommend her!


the kiefer family

The wedding pictures Gigi took seemed to capture the totality of the day. All of the details we had carefully planned were preserved with a photo, but so were the emotions, reactions, and tenderness of the day. She was gentle and polite to our guests, subtle while taking the photos during the ceremony, and surprisingly swift all while giving us the exact pictures we had dreamed of! Our wedding day flew by and is now gone, I'm so grateful we chose Gigi to help us preserve these precious memories.


katie + cody

Hire Gigi--she will not disappoint! She made us feel confident, her images are SO dreamy, and her husband was a perfect assistant. My husband and I loved our session with them!


amanda + ricky

 Gigi did an amazing job! My fiancee and I felt so comfortable while she was taking our pictures. She went above and beyond to get us the shots that we wanted and returned the edited pictures in a timely manner. She captured some lovely candid as well as posed moments. I would definitely recommend her for any of your photography needs.


allie + josh

One of my favorite family photo sessions without a doubt! Gigi is so open to your input and captures some of the sweetest moments of your loved ones. And she is so not complicated!! Getting my pictures was so easy no hassle!! Loved her work and will be using her again! Two thumbs up.


the perez family

Gigi photographed our wedding in January 2018. She communicates quickly and is easy to reach. She was very clear on laying out the timeline for our wedding day and was easy to work with in figuring out what worked best. The pictures she took were wonderful, and I hardly ever noticed her doing it! Quality work from a friendly photographer that we felt really comfortable with. 



bridie + steve

If you're looking for a photographer, look no further. Gigi is not only sweet and professional, she is extremely talented! Her photography is filled with dreamy color palettes. She is also a ninja of a photographer who blends in with her surroundings and finds a way to get the perfect shots! I can tell you now that my husband and I will be lovingly gazing at our wedding photos for years to come.




evy + ryan

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