Iowa Wedding Photographer | Best of 2014 Weddings

Every year I do a best of post for weddings and engagements.  It’s a time to pick my favorites from the year and put them all together in one mega post.  So, I apologize that it’s long, but it’s just too hard to make up my mind. 🙂  As usual, my year was only so wonderful because of all of my fantastic clients.  I am seriously blessed that I get the best clients EVER.  I can’t wait for 2015 and all the amazing things there are to come!  I got to end the 2014 season with paper lanterns at the end of the wedding, a week ago.  Something I’ve always wanted to do!  What a way to end my year! Hope everyone has a happy New Year!!





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  • Amanda, there are so many incredible images in this set…in fact, they are ALL amazing! You are so sweet, talented, and have a way of capturing beauty that is so unique and so YOU…what a year! You should be proud and I hope this is the start of a little winter’s rest for you before everything get crazy again in the spring!

  • Kayla Elizabeth

    Such a great year for you! I’m bowled over! You’ve got some stellar work here! Consider me uber jealous!

  • Wow to your year, and wow to those winter weddings! Amazing images. All the best for 2015!

  • What an amazing year you have had. Incredibly beautiful and romantic work, and the first shot in the snow is just wonderful!

  • Wow Wow Wow, when you opened with that first image I thought there might not be anywhere else to go from there, but there is just so many stunning images. Huge congrats on an awesome year!

  • Darin Collison

    Super ka boom! So much beauty. Light. Love. Epic. Awesome, Amanda.

  • What a stunning post. Your 2014 looked amazing, I can’t wait to see everything you do in 2015!!!

  • Wow, so many great photos. Love all your couples portraits. That tilt shift one near the sea at the end, amazing.

  • Tyler Branch

    what a year. so good.

  • Unbelievable. Every image is a stunner. I love how much rain and snow and such you shoot in and OWN.

  • Spectacular images, wow!

  • I know it’s an older post but you have some amazing images! Very impressed. Found some new inspiration.

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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!

Lover of
FAMILY -the sea - harry potter - fashion - traveling - PLANTS - nature - coffee - PHOTOGRAPHY
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The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been and the memories we've made along the way


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