Hello and welcome. I'm Gigi! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based in Eastern Iowa.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. This is where I share recent weddings and shoots, tips for brides, and tips for photographers.  


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For brides

I love getting to meet my couple’s families on the wedding day! Family pictures have the potential to be one of the most stressful parts of the wedding day. It’s not always easy to track down family members and get everyone arranged and looking at the camera. The good news is that I handle these […]

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Wedding Day Family Portraits

May 2, 2022

For brides

2021 was a great year! I was able to shoot 15 weddings, 20 families, and lots of engagement sessions. Looking back, I realized about 75% of my shoots this year were in September, October, and November. I’m not sure that I’ll ever cram that much work into such a short time again, but I’m thankful […]

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2021 in Review

January 7, 2022

For brides, Lifestyle

2020 was quite the year to be a wedding photographer! Despite weddings being cancelled and rescheduled, I had a great year and am thankful for everyone who trusted me to capture their celebration.

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2020 in Review

January 4, 2021

For brides, Lifestyle

After your wedding day is over and you have all your beautiful pictures in an online gallery, the next step is to consider a a wedding album. Albums make a great keepsake and are a beautiful way to look back on your big day.

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Your Wedding Album

February 2, 2020

For brides

In which season should you get married? In this post, I’ll discuss the pros and cons of getting married in each season.

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In Which Season Should You Get Married?

January 14, 2020

For brides

Choosing a session location is hard! Here’s a guide to give you an idea of some popular locations that I’ve shot at before.

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Location Guide

January 3, 2020

For brides

2019 was a great year! Even though business was a little bit slower, I was still able to be a part of 13 weddings. Besides just weddings, I loved taking lots of family and maternity pictures. It was especially fun to capture some of my own family members and good friends.

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2019 in Review

January 2, 2020

For brides, Lifestyle

All of my wedding packages include me as the main photographer, with the option to add on a second shooter. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider adding a second photographer.

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Should You Have a Second Shooter?

December 11, 2019

For brides

I’m so excited to finally share this styled shoot on my blog.  It was amazing to work with Amanda from White Ivy Events who pulled this whole day together. We hope you enjoy the pictures and the story! 

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Trendy Tassels at an Iowa Vineyard

July 9, 2019

For brides, Weddings

I absolutely loved getting to photograph these gorgeous dresses throughout New Bern, NC.

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New Bern Bridal Shoot

April 18, 2019

For brides, Weddings