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

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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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New Bern Bridal Shoot

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

April 18, 2019

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Rose Wedding

James and Abigail had a gorgeous winter wedding in Fairfax, Virginia. They completely transformed their reception venue into a winter wonderland with lots of lights, Christmas trees, and floral arrangements. My favorite part of the day was the surprise song that James wrote and sang for Abigail during their reception.

December 4, 2018

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McClenahan Wedding

It snowed and sleeted all day, but that didn’t stop Tanner and Nikki from having the best day ever! These two and their bridal party were such troopers despite the pictures in the freezing cold. I love the portraits with the falling snow.

November 20, 2018

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Spangenberg Wedding

Ian and Rachel’s colorful, fall, “dia de los muertos” themed wedding was so much fun. I’ve enjoyed getting to know these two over the past year. I loved seeing how created a celebration that perfectly reflected their personalities.

October 23, 2018

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Brackey Wedding

Janna and Ryan’s wedding day was a dream! The architecture and character of Quarters 1 was the perfect backdrop for their intimate celebration. I loved their burgundy, navy, mustard, and light pink color scheme.

October 8, 2018

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O’Connell Wedding

Caryssa and Blake tied the knot in their hometown, Manchester, Iowa. Their soft pastel color palette included light grey, lavender, navy, and lots of greenery.  Their day started out at an old remodeled house, which provided a beautiful backdrop for their details, getting ready pictures, and portraits.

October 1, 2018

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London Wedding

Lucas and Adeara had a unique wedding with so many little personalized details. They worked in references from their favorite shows and games, had tons of board games for their guests to play at the reception, and had the most adorable flower pup and ring dog!

September 25, 2018

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Gradert Wedding

I loved getting to capture Carolyn and Ian’s wedding at the Outing Club in Davenport! These two are the nicest couple and it was a privilege to take their wedding pictures. My favorite part of their day was the ceremony send off in Carolyn’s dad’s bright red ’65 Ford Mustang.

August 15, 2018

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Jackson Wedding

Keith and Heather got married at Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin Illinois. The purple and pink mismatched bridesmaids dresses made for some amazing bridal party pictures. My favorite moment of the day was when Keith saw Heather for the first time as she was walking down the aisle!

August 14, 2018

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Sopata Wedding

Sam and James had a backyard wedding at Sam’s childhood home in Pound, Wisconsin. My favorite moment of the day was when James saw Sam walking down the aisle. They had a rustic barn reception with lots of dancing and yard games for their friends and family.

August 8, 2018

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Lewis Wedding

I’ve known both Claire and Eric since high school. I was so happy when they asked me to be their wedding photographer! It was such a joy to capture their day!

August 1, 2018

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Moore Wedding

Laura and Nick had a sweet backyard wedding on Laura’s grandmother’s farm. This was the perfect spot for these two high school sweethearts to tie the knot. Their day was laidback and stress free, which made my job so easy!

July 24, 2018

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Bettcher Wedding

Jimmy and Beth had a church wedding in Bellevue, Iowa. We were able to take pictures at Bellevue State Park, where Jimmy proposed. Their reception at the Millwork Ballroom in Dubuque was gorgeous and so much fun.

July 10, 2018

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Amber and Matt Wedding

Matt and Amber’s wedding day was a dream! I loved shooting at Rapid Creek Cidery in Iowa City. They had an intimate celebration with their closest friends and family. My favorite parts of the day were their ring bearer dog, Archer, and the live music during their reception.

July 2, 2018

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Moeller Wedding

Brooke and Michael had a church wedding with their vintage inspired reception at a pub owned by Brooke’s dad. The most special part of their day was getting to take pictures at Brooke’s grandparents farm where she had so many great childhood memories.

June 26, 2018

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Cournoyer Wedding

I know both Brett and Jenelle from College. I loved shooting their wedding and getting to know them better. They had such a sweet wedding day! It’s so clear that they’re adored by their friends and family and are absolutely perfect for each other.

June 19, 2018

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Malone Wedding

These two high school sweethearts are just perfect for each other. The forecast was calling for rain, but we had the most beautiful weather. Their wedding day included teary-eyed vows, the coolest mother son dance, and so many pretty pink details

June 4, 2018

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Whitrock Wedding

Jenna and AJ’s wedding day was so much fun! These two are so easy to be around and I loved getting to celebrate with them.

May 29, 2018

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