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

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Jacey and Reed Engagement

I had the best morning with Jacey and Reed! These two are crazy about each other which made the session effortless. We had so much fun taking pictures in downtown Cedar Rapids and at Lake MacBride. We even got a few with their fur baby, Rooney!

August 5, 2019

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Higgins Wedding

After spending just a short time with Courtney and Timon, it’s clear to me why they are so beloved by their family and friends. They are both incredibly smart and talented, yet humble and kind. Their love for each other and for God is obvious to everyone around them. It was a joy to capture their wedding day!

July 31, 2019

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Kayla and Ben Engagement

Ben and Kayla started dating in high school and have been together ever since! They both went to the University of Iowa so campus was a great location for their engagement pictures. Loved spending my morning with these two!

July 25, 2019

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Lafary Wedding

Erin and Ethan had the sweetest wedding day! These two are so kind, easy going, and just easy to be around. Their day was simple and sweet, a perfect reflection of the love that they share.

July 23, 2019

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Kirby and Chris Engagement

Kirby and Chris met and fell in love while in college at Augustana so it was the perfect place for their engagement pictures! I had a great time with these two!

July 10, 2019

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Trendy Tassels at an Iowa Vineyard

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! 

July 9, 2019

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Annika and Kevin Engagement

It was one of the hottest days of the summer so far, but I still had a great time with Annika and Kevin. It was so fun to get to know these two before their wedding next summer.

July 1, 2019

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Rachel and Jeremy Engagement

It was so much fun to capture Rachel and Jeremy’s engagement pictures because these two know just how to make each other laugh. My favorite part was getting to take pictures on Rachel’s family farm.

June 29, 2019

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Wallis Wedding

Donna Jo and Derek tied the knot at Donna Jo’s parents home in Midland Michigan. Their mauve, gold, and navy color scheme was perfect for a romantic backyard wedding.

June 25, 2019

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Jen Chapin Branding Shoot

I loved getting to take these head shots and branding pictures for Jen. In addition to working full time and raising two kids, Jen is an amazing YouTuber!

June 19, 2019

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Jenna and Tanner Engagement

The Old Capitol Museum in downtown Iowa City was the perfect spot for Jenna and Tanner’s engagement session since they met while in college at the University of Iowa. These two get married in a little less than a year and I couldn’t be more excited to be the one to capture their big day.

June 11, 2019

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Tomash Wedding

I loved getting to capture Allison and Dan’s big day! They had their ceremony and reception in an Old church that’s been converted into an event venue.

June 4, 2019

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Renteria Wedding

Chuy and Darcy had the happiest wedding day! My favorite moments included their heartfelt vows, Chuy and his groomsmen breakdancing during the reception, and delicious food including bao buns and nachos.

May 28, 2019

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Weed Park Family Pictures

It was such a joy to capture this family! We took these pictures at Weed park on the most perfect spring afternoon.

May 9, 2019

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Mackenzie and Ethan Engagement

I had the best Saturday morning with these two! We had a gorgeous spring day and the sun was shining for the first time all week.

May 7, 2019

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Gulbrandsen Family

We had a wonderful spring evening for the Gulbrandsen’s family pictures. I just loved their outfits and loved getting to capture them!

April 30, 2019

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Aidric’s First Birthday

It was such a joy to capture Aidric’s first birthday celebration!

April 23, 2019

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New Bern Bridal Shoot

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

April 18, 2019

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Rachel and Cristian Engagement

It was so nice to get outside and shoot Rachel and Christian’s engagement pictures! I enjoyed getting to know these two and am glad that we had a break in the freezing cold weather for their session.

March 12, 2019

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How Many Hours of Coverage Do You Need?

One of the most frequent questions that I get asked is “How many hours of wedding photography coverage do I need?” When you’re just starting to plan your wedding, it can seem overwhelming! If you’re looking to get a rough estimate of how many hours of photography coverage you need on your wedding day, I’ve put together this guide.

February 26, 2019

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