Rustic has been a popular theme for weddings as of late, especially with the rise of barn venues and this modern vintage styled shoot shows exactly why. This romantically rustic shoot took place at a beautiful vineyard barn in Hinton, IA. We love how the copper toned background works with the ivory and pastel rose colors to balance out this dreamy, rustic styled shoot. 

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Choosing a venue for your wedding and reception should be one of the first tasks you embark on as a newly engaged couple as popular venues can book up over a year in advance.  We asked previous brides and some newly engaged couples if they already had a venue in mind before getting engaged and 9 out of 10 said “NO.”  However, taking the time to find the right venues to match the wedding and reception of your dreams can take a little research, which is why we came up with the five things you should consider when choosing a venue.

Tips on Choosing a Venue

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A four season engagement session is such a creative way to document the year before you say “I do.” Not every couple can say they have engagement photos from spring, summer, fall and winter.  Trisha + Cort describe themselves as a fun, happy, and dramatic couple and every aspect of their personality was photographed beautifully by Kaely Pillars

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Chanelle + Nik’s backyard summer wedding is the perfect way to usher in June and the exciting wedding season ahead. From the light pink dress and the jaw-dropping florals to the amazing location and stunning color combos, this is one Iowa wedding you won’t be able to get enough of. 

Backyard Summer Wedding

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Everyone wants their wedding and engagement photos to be beautiful and it is your wedding photographer’s job is to make that happen. There are a few ways that you can help them make everything run smoothly. During the month of May we have provided you with a few tips we have gathered from different photographers. Today we wrap that up with tips on why it is important to let your photographer get to know you and your personalities.

Ames Iowa State Engagement: Marissa + Drew
Photo by Emily Crall Photography

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