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    You've stumbled upon the place where you'll be granted a deeper look into weddings and sessions. Grab either of my favorites, coffee or sweet tea, and sit back and relax as you dive in. I hope to hear from you soon!

    -Lana

    Photo credit: Emily Cutrer

When we were finishing up our final consultation the week of the wedding, Jenny thanked me and said how she felt like she gained a friendship with me throughout her wedding planning process. I couldn’t have agreed more, and I am always so glad when it works out that way.

Jenny and Luke exchanged vows at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, then headed to the Iowa KC Hall to do a little cake-cutting and dancing. Y’all, they had a blast and so did I! You see, the traditional and sweet moments are always so fun to document, but those moments when everyone lets loose and enjoys themselves are just as important! The bridal party showed everyone a good time, and there were even a few happy tears shed during the evening. Enjoy a little peek into their day!

 

Second Photographer: Kerri Fletcher

Wedding Cake:  Kaysi Duplantis

Groom’s Cake:  Pamela Venissat with Cajun Confections by Pamcakes

Church: St. Margaret’s Catholic Church

Reception: Iowa KC Hall

Hair:  Tiffany Seay Knippa

Makeup: Jessica See (bride), Jerika Welch (bridesmaids)

Florist: Paradise

DJ: Southern DJ Productions

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A couple of weeks before their engagements, Chelsea sent me a bunch of pictures of Jay’s grandparents property. I saw the group of silos and was totally sold. The pictures didn’t even do the place justice, though. When I got there I knew a couple of things. 1. They were going to have a million images to choose from. 2. Jay was going to hate me because I had every intention of taking full advantage of the beauty of the location. As it turns out, Jay was saving his modeling experience for the last outfit. Who would’ve thought? In all seriousness, I had so much fun with these two. Jay could make Chelsea laugh at the drop of a hat. I think that is a cherished trait in any relationship!

Hair: Dylan LaPointe

Makeup: Jessica See
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I was excited when Hannah chose The Secret Garden for her bridal session. Having not been there before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at just how much there was to offer there. So many beautiful spots all in one location. Pair that with a beautiful bride and you’ve got it made! If you haven’t check it out, do yourself a favor!

 

Hair/Make-up credit:  Mrs. Rhonda Sanford
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Couples like Megan and Derek remind me of why I love photographing engagements and weddings so much! They had such an airy and sweet way about them. They were total naturals in front of the camera, and well, I think it’s pretty obvious by this peek into their engagement session just how much they love each other. My favorite sessions are the ones that are effortless. Their love is true and it makes my job so easy with posing! One of my aboslute favorite moments during their session is when Derek told Megan just how pretty she is. Megan is beautiful, not only outwardly; her beauty runs deep. I am so excited for their upcoming fall wedding!

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Jude is one of the little guy’s whose mommy & daddy have grown to be friends of ours. Our husbands went to high school together and our paths unknowingly crossed back in 2013 when Hope hired me to photograph she and William’s wedding. I love the relationships that have developed while choosing a career that I wholeheartedly love. I don’t take the fact that I get to document such special life events very lightly. It’s an honor, ALWAYS!

When Hope mentioned that Jude’s party theme was cowboys & indians, I already knew that she was going to have good ideas. I brought my kid’s teepee, and well, you see what she put together. So much fun! Happy first birthday Jude!
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