I first connected with Stephanie & Christy over Facetime one evening, after they found me through my annual Facebook ad. In no time, we were joking around, talking about their wedding day timeline, and planning for their spring engagement session. A few months later the couple made the road trip from their home near Cedar Falls to Des Moines with their sweet pup Callie tagging along for their engagement photos at Gray's Lake and Waterworks Park. It was so wonderful to finally meet face to face after relying on email so much! They were total naturals for their engagement session which left me even more excited for their big day!
While the big day also brought a big rainstorm, the gorgeous Common's building on University of Northern Iowa's campus provided a perfect setting, and even allowed Callie to join a few photos with her moms! Stephanie and Christy exchanged vows in the Georgian Lounge - a vaulted ceiling library, followed by a cocktail hour on the enclosed south terrace before dinner and dancing in the ballroom. The couple was toasted by loved ones and there was a common theme - they were perfectly paired for each other, and both families have been waiting for this day for a long time! As they shared their first dance as wives, the sun broke through the clouds, shining light on such a romantic and special day! Thank you for including me on such a beautiful day, CJ & Stephanie! Wishing you both the absolute best!