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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Haley and Curtis Engagement

We had a rare sunny and warm December afternoon for Curtis and Haley’s engagement session. We started the session off at Wildcat Den State Park and ended at Riverfront Park in Muscatine.

December 21, 2018

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Maddie and Patrick Engagement

I had a perfect afternoon taking Maddie and Patrick’s engagement pictures. We started at Palisades Kepler State Park and enjoyed the sunshine. To end the session, we got some shots at their favorite local coffee shop! These two are both kind and easy going and I’m already looking forward to their wedding.

December 10, 2018

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Donna Jo and Derek Engagement

Since Donna Jo lives in Michigan, Chicago was the best option for meeting up for her and Derek’s engagement session. I had an amazing time exploring with these two and enjoyed the change in scenery.

November 5, 2018

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Meagan and Tony

We had a sunny evening with some beautiful fall colors for Meagan and Tony’s mini session. Meagan has an eye for style and interior design, so I wasn’t surprised to see how perfectly their outfits coordinated. Despite the cold and wind, these two made the session so fun.

November 2, 2018

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Becca and Austin Engagement

We had a warm fall evening for Becca and Austin’s engagement session in Iowa City. These two know exactly how to make each other laugh. I was so excited when Becca asked if she could bring their fur baby, Duke. He was an adorable addition to their session.

October 29, 2018

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Darcy and Chuy Engagement

We were able to capture some beautiful fall colors for Darcy and Chuy’s engagement pictures. To begin the session, we started off at Woodpecker Nature Trail in Iowa City. We were able to take pictures at the exact spot where these two got engaged.

October 15, 2018

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Nikki and Tanner Engagement

Nikki and Tanner have known each other since preschool. They started dating in high school and eight years later, they’re getting married! I loved taking their engagement pictures. I was definitely excited that they added their pup, Fiona, in for a few shots!

September 14, 2018

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Brianna and Ben Engagement

Downtown Milwaukee was the perfect spot for Ben and Brianna’s engagement session. We started at the Milwaukee Art Museum, headed to Veterans Park, and ended at Atwater Beach. We even got to incorporate their dog into a few shots.

August 6, 2018

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Jillian and Graham Engagement

Jillian and Graham are the cutest couple and their sunny morning engagement pictures at Vander Veer park made me happy! I absolutely adored the outfits that they picked out and can’t wait for their wedding next year.

August 3, 2018

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Ashley and Vic Engagement

We took Ashley and Vic’s engagement pictures along the Davenport Riverfront and had a nice sunny evening. I enjoyed getting to know these two and learned that one of their favorite hobbies to do together is working out. They love to run marathons which definitely impressed me!

July 31, 2018

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Erin and Ethan Engagement

The weather for Erin and Ethan’s engagement pictures in Davenport was SO hot! Despite the heat, these two had great attitudes. I enjoyed shooting these pictures in the East Village and Downtown and am looking forward to shooting their wedding.

July 3, 2018

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Samantha and Peyton Engagement

Peyton and Sam’s engagement session at Lake Darling started off with sun, and ended with rain. I had an amazing morning taking engagement pictures for these two!

June 11, 2018

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