A Month of Traveling and Destination Weddings, Now Back in Des Moines, IA

After what feels like 6 months of traveling - I am back in Des Moines, IA! I was really gone and traveling for about 4 weeks with a small teeny tiny break in between, but I shot a wedding on the island of Maui in Hawaii, and then went to the most rad workshop in Yosemite, California, shot an engagement shoot in Big Sur, and hung out in San Francisco with my bestie! I CAN'T WAIT to blog ALL of those sessions and show you all some super duper gorgeous images!

BUT, before I do that I wanted to show you how I kicked off my year with this gorgeous sunrise engagement session in San Deigo, CA with Claire and Derek. They just so happened to be vacationing in San Diego and hit me up last minute because I was going to be there, too!! What an amazing place to get your engagement photos done! A destination engagement session is the perfect little adventure session to do something "different' and out of the box! I am SO happy these two made the choice to get wild with me and do something besides an Iowa engagement session!

I think I thrive a little bit more in places I’ve never shot before with elements I’m not super used to like epic sunsets on Maui beaches, pastel sunrises in San Diego, or that gorgeous West Coast morning light. Because c’mon, who wouldn’t want to capture some seriously cute couples in those places! I actually have a “Bucket List” of places I would love to shoot in that I am giving a discount to if you ever book with me in those places! Here they are!

Big Sur, Joshua Tree, Antelope Canyon, Yosemite, Cannon Beach, Zion, Hawaii, Iceland, Thailand, Bonneville Salt Flats


Take a little peek below at this gorgeous sunrise adventure engagement session!