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

The amount of people involved in a wedding day can be overwhelming! Here are some of my favorite wedding professionals in Iowa and Illinois.

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Recommended Vendors

January 31, 2019

For brides

This post is for all the newly engaged future brides. Here are 5 considerations to help you decide if you should or shouldn’t hire a wedding planner.

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Should You Hire a Wedding Planner?

January 14, 2019

For brides, Uncategorized

The reception is often the most memorable and best part of any wedding day. The portraits are taken, the ceremony is over, and all that’s left to do is have fun with your closest friends. Here are 5 tips for brides to make the most of your wedding reception. 

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5 Tips For An Amazing Wedding Reception

September 9, 2018

For brides

There are pros and cons to having a receiving line after your wedding ceremony. As a photographer, I definitely have an opinion on receiving lines. Here’s my take on whether or not you should have one.

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Should You Do A Receiving line?

July 11, 2018

For brides

Here are a couple things to remember if the forecast is calling for rain on your wedding day!

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What To Do if It Rains on Your Wedding Day

June 13, 2018

For brides

Here are 5 tips to consider when including your pets in your photos.

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Tips for Including Your Pets in Your Pictures

May 30, 2018

For brides

The send off pictures are always some of my favorites from the day. No matter what type of exit you’re planning on, here are 3 tips for the perfect send off.

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4 Tips For A Perfect Send Off

May 16, 2018

For brides

It’s always a little intimidating to have your pictures taken… If you’re nervous, I totally understand! Here are 5 tips for your engagement session that will make your session prep a little easier and less stressful!

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5 Tips for Your Engagement Session

April 17, 2018

For brides

I love capturing all of the little details that brides have worked so hard to plan. It’s probably one of my favorite parts of wedding photography. Rings, jewelry, invitations, programs, and florals are all included in the details that I usually shoot. Here are suggestions for brides and photographers to get the very best detail shots.

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How to Get Beautiful Detail Pictures

March 7, 2018

For brides, photography tips

It’s traditional for the bride and groom to wait to see each other until the bride is walking down the aisle. A less traditional, but also popular option, is doing a first look. As a photographer I’m a huge fan of the first look. Here’s why:

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Why You Should Consider a First look

February 7, 2018

For brides