Desiree + Ben | Waucoma, Iowa Wedding

Where do I even start with Desiree and Ben? I had my first session with this couple (their engagement session) just over a year ago, but it seems like it has been so much longer than that. Since then, they have announced a pregnancy, had a baby, and now they are married. I have had the honor of being there for most of the big moments in their lives together. I did their maternity session and will always vividly remember Ben calling me early in the morning, weeks before Desiree was due, to tell me that she had been having seizures and that they were on their way to have the baby. I waited with their families and felt everything with them while she was having an emergency c-section. I was there when Ben came out and announced that they had a baby girl and got one of the first peeks at her precious little face!

Needless to say, I had been so excited for their wedding day and could not wait for it. October 14th finally came around and it was just perfect. Desiree and Ben are just an amazing couple and they have a wonderful group of family and friends. I absolutely loved the speeches and dances, especially when Desiree stopped her father/daughter dance to let her sister dance with their dad (I was seriously trying to keep it together behind the camera). All of the decor was beautiful and unique, and the yellow flowers were refreshing to see.

I also waned to include a little about Mojo Productions, the DJ for the night, in return for the shout-out we received during the reception. Jared did an awesome job officiating the wedding and providing the entertainment for the night. He made sure to communicate with me about the timeline and the lighting, which was very appreciated and important. Nobody was ever waiting on him to start something and it all went very smoothly. I also know that he was almost always available and communicated with the couple beforehand to make sure everything was perfect.

Congratulations again to Desiree and Ben! You have been great clients and friends.  I hope that you will continue to allow me to photograph your family for years to come. You two are rocking the whole marriage and parenting thing, and Lydia is so sweet!

Click through the photos below to see some of my favorites from the day!


Catering: PT Grillers
Tuxes & Flowers: Love and Lace
Officiant & DJ: Mojo Productions
Cake: Carol's Kitchen
Rings: Kay Jewelers in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dress & Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal in Clive, Iowa
Hair Stylists: Tara Bouska & Jackie Crooks
Makeup Artist: Dolled Up by McKenna
Photo Booth: Weddings by Carue
Venue: Waucoma Event Center