Des Moines Wedding Photographer | Bryan & Christina

Yesterday I photographed Bryan & Christina’s wedding.  It was beautiful!  There was so much emotion that it was hard not to get caught up in it.  I still cry at every wedding.  Thank goodness it doesn’t affect my shooting because if someone else is crying, I usually am too.  Especially if I know the story behind it.  Yesterday was full of those moments!  Here is a sneak peak to their gorgeous day!  Bryan & Christina, thank you for letting me be a part of your wonderful day and also thank you for making me feel like part of the family! 🙂

I also just want to note that although for a lot of these shots, I have decided to post the ‘vintage’ versions, the bride will be getting the originals too.  I love both versions! 🙂  If you want to see originals, just let me know!

I also apologize, this will be a lengthy post.  There are too many photos I love, it was hard to narrow it down!






















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  • Man, those are some crazy beautiful peepers this bride has! And with that cool veil net thing, I too wouldn’t have been able to resist taking a ton of portraits of her 🙂

  • Love the vintage look to the images of the bride and groom.
    Great ring shots too.

  • Beautiful photographs here, the bride and groom are going to be verrrrry happy! Nice to see a wedding from you.

  • Those are some gorgeous eyes on the bride!

  • You’ve got some really beautiful moments. And I adore the bride’s headpiece.

  • Really nice processing on the bridal close-ups. Nice work – well done!

  • Great detail shots of everything!
    It looks like the venue and reception were fairly dark, but you handled it all very well.

  • Amanda- there are some crazy good shots here. I especially love the details shots of the bride getting ready. Great work!

  • those are fantastic! Love the couple’s silhouettes!

  • That first bridal shot kills. The one after the snap of the necklace.. Beautiful

  • Love the atmosphere created in the photo of the couple at the end of the aisle.

  • P Chingren

    Wow! What a great selection. Bride is beautiful.

  • This is a great set, Amanda. Your portraits of the bride are beautiful, and you did a nice job capturing their day!

  • Wow, her flowers are gorgeous.

  • great captures. love the bridal close-ups

  • Love the backlit dancing shots; really outstanding. The bridal portraits are quite fun too. Great work!

  • Wow! Stunning detail shots! I adore the bridal portraits especially!

  • Melissa Taylor

    Great, beautiful photographs. Great, beautiful people.

  • Awe, Amanda, these are absolutely beautiful gorgeous wedding photographs! I bet they LOVED these a ton!!!!! So nicely done!!! LOVE!

  • Awesome work, loving all the details. The church looked like it was challenging. I hate spot lights!! Great captures:)

  • I love them all, but that closeup vintage one of her kissing him is just fantastic. Beautiful work.

  • LOVE the shot in close of the bride!!!

  • Wow! I can see why you had a hard time leaving anything out – all of these are outstanding. Great captures and a very nice flow of the day. I LOVE the bridal portrait close-up – those eyes are gorgeous.

    Wonderful execution of the kiss as well.

  • Oh, I LOVE those bridal shots. gorgeous!!

  • Awesome work! It’s so hard to choose a favorite.

  • Ma

    These photos are the icing on top of the cake!! They are spectacular. You are a true artist!!

  • Thank you so much Nancy! 🙂

  • I love your work Amanda! Great job capturing this wedding! Bride is beautiful.

  • Pam Conkling

    Very beautiful wedding and such a delightful,warm handsome couple. luv ya

  • I love your style, Amanda. Each and every one of these are beautiful. I love the photographs on the bridge! And… well, just knowing you from the forums, you are a really nice person 🙂 just sayin’.

  • Beautiful bride and beautiful images!

  • Gorgeous images Amanda!

  • Yogesh

    Christy…You LOOK AWSOME….All this is like a DREAM…the dress..the flowers…the twinkle in the eye…I can write a new fairy tale on this one…and Amanda your photography is SUPER DUPER EXCELLENT…work of A Genius…Bravo

  • absolutely beautiful! love the last shot!

  • Great photographs, love the colours. The bride has such bright eyes!

  • These are absolutely beautiful! That last photo is fantastic!

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About Amanda

My name is Amanda and I am a professional wedding and portrait photographer based in Des Moines, Iowa. I travel the world photographing weddings and elopements! I have been shooting weddings 15 years now and I never tire of it. Each day is unique and beautiful in it's own way.


I absolutely LOVE being a wedding photographer. The fantastic moments you never expect, the tiniest details and all the love and craziness that goes on at the same time. It's all amazing and I feel like I have the best career in the world, getting to capture and help you remember all of it. Days flit by in an instant and it's my job to make sure you don't a single moment, or those feelings you felt.


In my free time I love spending time with my 2 beautiful kiddos and husband. I love to be outdoors camping, hiking or fishing, just being in nature. I'm obsessed with plants and gardening. I love finding the beauty in the outdoors and things around me. It's part of why I love photography so much, I get to find the beauty in others. Traveling and dragging my family along with me for photos is my absolute favorite! I also am pretty much a giant Harry Potter nerd. I'm obsessed with all things turquoise. I'd eat sushi every day if I could. I drink coffee ALL day EVERY day (ok and some wine) and fashion is a passion! I am a creative at heart so music and all types of art keep me entertained. I also make it a priority to be near the ocean at least once a year (if not more) and love to feel the sun on my skin whenever possible!

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FAMILY -the sea - harry potter - fashion - traveling - PLANTS - nature - coffee - PHOTOGRAPHY
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