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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How I Prepare For Weddings

Before the wedding day, a lot of work has to be done to make sure that the big day runs as smoothly as possible. Here’s a look at how I prepare for every wedding that I shoot.

February 1, 2019

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My Favorite Photography Educators

Photography techniques and marketing strategies are constantly evolving. I’m always trying to learn new tips and tricks to be a better photographer. These 2 individuals are my favorite photography educators to learn from!

June 20, 2018

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Finding Your Editing Style

Beautiful pictures are all around us! Each photographer on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook has a slightly different style. In this post, I discuss the importance of having a consistent editing style, and the steps needed to develop that style.

May 1, 2018

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4 Tips for Beginning Photographers

Trying to get started with photography? I’m sharing 4 tips for beginning photographers. These tips don’t cover the technical aspects of photography, but they’re helpful for anyone who wants to make money with photography!

April 6, 2018

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What I’m Shooting With

If you’re curious what’s in my camera bag, this post is for you! In this post I share what I’m shooting with and some of the technical reasons why I chose my equipment. 

March 21, 2018

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How to Get Beautiful Detail Pictures

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.

March 7, 2018

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4 programs I use everyday

There’s a lot more to being a photographer than just taking pictures. Here are 4 programs that I couldn’t live without!

February 21, 2018

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How Much Time Do You Need for Wedding Pictures?

One of the questions I get asked the most is, “How much time do I need for wedding pictures?” Whether you’re a photographer shooting your first wedding, or a bride planning for the big day, here’s what you need to know!

January 24, 2018

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