Iowa Wedding Photographer | Holly & Eric – Charity Wedding

Saturday’s wedding I photographed was a very unique one. When a bunch of (AMAZING) vendors and myself heard from Sarah Urich that her friend Holly Morey-Genzen’s fiance Eric may not survive to make it to their wedding, we all jumped in to make sure they had a beautiful, special day, free of cost. Eric (groom) had been suffering from cancer and we are happy to say he is now in remission. So many vendors donated their time, money and services to making this special day happen for the happy couple so I am going to credit all of them down below. What a beautiful wedding it turned out to be! It felt so great to be a part of giving back for such a lovely couple and also to work with some of Des Moines’ BEST. <3


It also was on the Channel 13 news the other day and I believe they’re talking to the Today Shot!  How exciting!  Here is the news article link:

Iowa Vendors Came Together to Donate an Entire Wedding to Special Iowa Couple

-The AMAZING new venue was donated, as well as bar proceeds to his medical fund by the lovely Carper Vineyard & Winery (brides, this new venue is a MUST, it’s huge, bright and beautiful! Can’t wait to shoot there when everything is in bloom!!)

-Floral and Decor was donated by the incredibly talented: Taylor Boesen with White Willow Events

-Chairs: Cynthia Betts with Vintage Love, Rentals and annessi

-The gorgeous (and yummy) cake donated by the amazing: Little Blackbird Bakery (Whitney Leighton)

-Video, (check her out!) was by: Laura Beekmann

-Mens Attire: Skeffington’s Formal Wear (Matthew Allen Mosley)

-DJ that donated services: Michael Smith with Liquid Digital Entertainment

-Photobooth: A Special Event DJ & Photo Booth

-Hair and makeup: Hypsie Salon and Amanda Christine Becker donated hair and makeup for the entire bridal party!!

-Dress alterations: ! donated dress alterations for the wedding gown too!

-Photo: ME ( ) Amanda Basteen Photography

So great that we have such a fantastic and giving wedding vendor community here in Iowa. So proud to work along side all of you each week!


Iowa Vendors Came Together to Donate an Entire Wedding to Special Iowa Couple


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