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

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Olson Wedding

I loved getting to be a part of Haley and Curtis’s wedding day! It rained most of the day, but we had a couple dry hours in between the ceremony and reception for pictures. The Figge Art Museum provided a beautiful modern location for the bridal party and bride and groom portraits.

October 8, 2019

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Lemus Wedding

Rachel and Cristian tied the knot at the Terry Trueblood Park Lodge in Iowa City. Cristian is a fisherman so they liked that they could be married on the deck facing the lake. The venue was also surrounded by trees and paths, perfect for pictures.

September 30, 2019

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Miller Wedding

It rained all day, but a little rain couldn’t stop Austin and Becca from having the best day ever! I loved their rustic design elements and all of the natural light in the venue.

September 24, 2019

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Arpy Wedding

Brianna and Ben tied the knot at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Some of my favorite pictures from the day are the shots of the bridal party just hanging out and having fun before the reception. I also loved the wedding design that featured wildflowers and different shades of pink and purple.

September 4, 2019

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Woods Wedding

Maddie and Patrick started dating their sophomore year of high school. They’ve been together over 7 years and it was so much fun being able to document the start of their lives as a married couple!

August 20, 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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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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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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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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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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