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80/35 Music Festival, Des Moines, Iowa ~ July 2nd and 3rd, 2011

It has been an amazing summer so far. Between weddings, portraits and events I have been super busy. One of the highlights of the summer was covering the 80/35 concerts in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. I took care of the photos and my friend Haley wrote an article for QRO. Here are just a few images from the 2 days packed full of bands and great people. You can see all the images here.

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TL - the dog checking the dog is cool!

Ashley and Dan – Iowa Wedding Photographer – Wedding Preview

You may recognize Ashley and Dan from images of their engagement session a few posts back. On June 18th, 2011 they had a wonderful wedding in Mason City, Iowa. There were two especially good things about their wedding. One, at some point during the wedding day planning I mentioned how I wanted to cover a wedding from start to finish. From the ladies getting ready in the morning at the hair salon to the dancing at the reception party. Ashley and Dan liked my idea, so this trained photojournalist had permission to cover the WHOLE wedding. Oh I did.

I started 24 hours before the wedding at the ceremony rehearsal.

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The coverage continued to dinner at The Quarry.

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This chocolate cake was amazing

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Cut to the next day as the ladies are on their way to the hair salon.

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Back to the church for the wedding.

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Ashley’s brother. How sharp does this guy look?

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Then off to party at the Prime ‘n Wine!

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If you made it this far you may ask what was the Second great thing about this wedding? The people. Everyone was so nice and welcoming to me. I had only seen some of these people once or twice before. Everyone went out of their way to make me feel like I was at home and it was only the second time I had been there. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day.

Jessica and Chad – Iowa Wedding Photographer

Jessica and Chad had a gorgeous wedding in Ankeny on 06.11.2011. There had been a lot of rain in the area lately, but the weather was perfect. The ceremony was held in one of the most modern churches I have seen, Prairie Ridge Church. Prairie Ridge has wireless internet, a coffee bar and an amazing youth hangout area, the “Father and Son Junkyard.”

Can you blame the guys for playing a little basketball before getting ready?

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Jessica and the ladies were upstairs getting ready.

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The reception was at the Otter Creek Golf Club. The great weather just kept on coming.

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A special thanks to Emily for her assistance. She helped keep things moving and was a joy to hang out with.

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Many more images to come!

Emily - BAHAHAHAHA you had to put the “my cheeks are tired of smiling/fish face” pic in there?! It is great… Glad I could be of help, can’t wait to see the rest! :)