Entries in des moines (13)


matt + alison: des moines, iowa wedding

we've known alison for several years.  her brother, adam, was one of our first weddings and we work with her and her family doing some commercial work as well.  

this wedding did not lack for style!  alison and her mom are professionals when it comes to staging, decor and style and it showed.  every detail was considered.

the day was beautiful, in spite of the rain... they had an intimate ceremony with family and friends in a beautiful little chapel in desoto.  thanks to a wonderful couple for including us in your day.


brett + meredith: a SURPRISE same day edit

last april, we had the priviledge of shooting noah and kara's video and getting to know their family throughout the process.  i love their family!  it was at her sister's (kara) wedding, that meredith came up to me and said they wanted us to be part of their day too.  what an honor!  

even though we were scheduled to produce a highlights video of their day, meredith's father called me a few weeks before the wedding and asked if we'd be willing to do a surprise same day edit to play at their reception.  of course!!  so, i spent much of the day editing in the car from location to location and trying to be very covert in my mobile editing suite.

you can see from the video that these people are fun.  but now that all of kara and meredith's siblings are married, we'll have to move on to their extended family to continue the tradition.  who's next?

screenshot of the video of them watching the same day edit at the reception.


The city, in the country.

The Nahas/Fyfe wedding was very much centered around family.  In our case we got nice and close with the Nahas side of the family (not to take away from the wonderful Fyfe people we met!).  My relationship with the Nahas clan started 3 years ago when I was asked to play my guitar at their beautiful home on the outskirts of West Des Moines for an outdoor party.  

Fast forward three years and daughter Melissa has found the perfect young man, TJ.  We find ourselves at their home again but this time on the inside getting ready for a wedding.  Their home in the country is the exact opposite on the inside.  A sheik, modern, minimalist style that touches a clean place in my heart, defines their decor.  An artistic family with an appreciation for the time and effort it takes to make things beautiful.

Andy and I snuck out before sunlight to the Nahas compound and shot the beginnings of an amazing storm.  The day was rainy, then not rainy but was filled with nothing but love all the way around.  That is until TJ took out his angst on a few golfballs at the Glen Oaks Country Club first tee!!!

Enjoy this short film of a great couple.


dustin + christa: same day edit

there was so much rain leading up to this day, i was just hoping for a break... it turned out to be just a beautiful day.  we had a great time hanging out with the guys in the morning and seeing some previous oceanwideans (new word) throughout the day.

even though every wedding day has similar events, it's always awesome to see the differences - the things that make each day unique and special.  congrats to dustin and christa.  it was awesome to be part of your day! 


noah + kara: photo story sneak peek 

there were so many details that made noah and kara's day special.  from the pocket watch that was once given from noah's mom to his dad and now was given to him by kara... to the comfortable moments that can only be shared with the closest of friends and family.

we wanted to share just a few photos from the day...  there are so many more, but for those, you'll have to wait!