Des Moines Wedding Photographer | Nick & Tessa are married!

Last Saturday was my birthday and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful wedding to shoot on my birthday!  I turned 25 (don’t worry, I celebrated with my family the night before) and had the pleasure of shooting Nick & Tessa’s wedding.  It was just amazing.  Breathtaking really.  Her wedding has been one I have really been looking forward to because she has kept me in the loop about all of her details.  She really went ALL out on them.  Totally vintage/shabby chic all the way.  Even her mom’s house that she got ready at matched her theme!  It was all just gorgeous.  Of course she and her now hubby are gorgeous too.

If you ever wonder what Iowa looks like, this is it.  All I have to do is drive an hour out of my way and this is the beautiful scenery I find.  I think the rolling hills are beautiful!  They had their reception at Nick’s parents house which happened to be located right in the middle of said hills.  See for yourself.  The weather, scenery, details and couple were beautiful.  Happy birthday to me!! 🙂  Oh, and they also gave me a birthday gift as if their wedding wasn’t gift enough.  Thank you so much Nick & Tessa for letting me be a part of your beautiful day and for being so wonderful! 🙂


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  • Robyn KilleenAugust 31, 2010 - 1:35 am

    Love love love them!!! Thank you, Amanda, for saving our special day in photographs! I’ve never met anyone with such talent and patience! You were awesome!!! 🙂

  • HeidiAugust 31, 2010 - 5:10 am

    What a beautiful wedding! The details are amazing. Great shots!

  • MollyAugust 31, 2010 - 10:13 am

    WOW, Amanda, these are AMAzing!!!

  • MollyAugust 31, 2010 - 10:15 am

    WOW Amanda these are AMAzing!!!

  • Amber HughesAugust 31, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Loving their details – that cake display is awesome!

  • Judy BishopAugust 31, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Amanda you did a FABULOUS job. The picture were just awesome !

  • LindaAugust 31, 2010 - 11:52 am

    you did awesome amanda! great GREAT photography! but how could you go wrong with this one, it was such an amazing wedding 🙂 i loved looking at these, thank you robyn for sharing!

  • DanielAugust 31, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    lots of beautiful green colors. You have a great eye for wedding details as well. Nicely done.

  • Krissy MortonAugust 31, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    wow those were awesome!!!

  • Mark GregoryAugust 31, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    HA! Great stuff! Your photos are amazing and your processing is very tastefully done.

  • Teresa KAugust 31, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    Stunning…this needs to be featured somewhere. And it was so good to see the hay barrels on the green hills….reminds me of family and summers with my grandparents…

  • KarenAugust 31, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Breathtaking! Tessa and Nick look so happy! You captured their heart..

  • KarenAugust 31, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    Breathtaking! You captured Tessa and Nick’s heart..

  • Daniel DunlapAugust 31, 2010 - 11:19 pm

    Holy WOW Amanda! This is absolutely fantastic! Every single image is perfect!

  • Joey ChandlerAugust 31, 2010 - 11:54 pm

    Amazing details and love the B&W’s of the couple. Looks like a blast of a day.

  • DanielSeptember 1, 2010 - 3:06 am

    You’re absolutely right. This is such a beautiful wedding. Great work on the use of natural light.

  • natalie wetzelSeptember 1, 2010 - 5:27 am

    Amanda your pictures are breath taking!! I love, love, love them!! You did an amazing job!! If I ever get married I want you to do them!! I agree with that girl Teresa K, your pictures need to be featured somewhere, like in Vogue magazine or something!!

  • ShariSeptember 1, 2010 - 7:19 am

    Every detail, every angle and every single person in this set are gorgeous, Amanda! Absolutely beautiful wedding!

  • Chavvon SmithSeptember 1, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Great job on this wedding Amanda! love it!

  • Jason LloydSeptember 1, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Stunning portraits Amanda – lots of variety and creativity in the posing and they look so natural, love it! :o)

  • Brad Ross PhotographySeptember 1, 2010 - 8:20 am

    Wedding Photography Perfection! Nothing more to say 🙂

  • Thomas LesterSeptember 1, 2010 - 8:27 am

    Fantastic, Amanda! The tones in this shoot are amazing. I love everything about this.

  • Steve KooSeptember 1, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Lovely work, Amanda. What a beautiful couple, and great wedding details, too!

  • Francis JosephSeptember 3, 2010 - 12:02 am

    So many great images! Really fine job, Amanda.

  • Helen TroshynskiSeptember 4, 2010 - 7:58 am

    Absolutely beautiful – WOW.

  • HeatherSeptember 4, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    LOL I love the expressions in the second photograph. Awesome!!

  • gwyneth colleenSeptember 9, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    you killed this…really great job.

  • terriSeptember 13, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    those shoes are great for my wedding, can you tell me where you got them please???

  • TessaSeptember 13, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    They are guess shoes….Nick got me them a couple of years ago. :/ I hope you are able to find them somewhere

  • TessaSeptember 13, 2010 - 8:28 pm

    They are guess shoes that Nick got me a little over a year ago…I hope you are able to find them somewhere :/

  • NellSeptember 14, 2010 - 4:04 pm

    I love, love, love, LOVE that wedding dress!!! Can you please tell me the designer & name?

  • NellSeptember 14, 2010 - 4:17 pm

    That is the exact dream dress I have been looking all over for! i LOVE it!! Can you please tell me the designer and name please?

  • TessaSeptember 14, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    It is a discontinued Maggie Sottero dress…its called Azya Marie….i hope you are able to find it :/ good luck with everything!

  • Kelly L.August 4, 2011 - 11:49 pm

    I think this is one of my absolute favorites! Not only is the wedding itself gorgeous, but you did such a great job capturing so much personality of the couple!

  • Kelly L.August 4, 2011 - 11:52 pm

    I think this is one of my favorites! Not only is the wedding itself gorgeous, but there is so much personality shining through in these pictures!

  • rusuMarch 14, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    I love your work. The couple looks happy too!!!!


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