Senior Pictures | Cedar Falls & Waterloo, IA | Photo Ideas

I have a connection with Anna and her family through my church: Ascension Lutheran Church in Waterloo, IA. Since Anna will be a senior at Cedar Falls High School in the fall, they contacted me to do her senior photos. As we were talking through photo ideas for Anna’s senior session, I mentioned the idea of adding on professional hair and makeup. Anna doesn’t normally wear a ton of makeup, so I assured them that we would make sure it wasn’t anything over the top. My friend and stylist Sharlonda Roorda at Visions salon did a fabulous job helping to enhance her natural beauty and make it a fun addition to the overall senior photo experience.

 

See more senior photos here: http://inspiredfocusphoto.com/category/seniors

 

Shanda Van Riesen Knight -

nice job Shar, Anna and Anna H – you look so beautiful as always!

Facebook baby announcement | Pregnancy announcement | Waterloo, IA

My sister is definitely a “facebooker” and couldn’t help but do something fun and creative to announce the pregnancy of her third child. She wanted to keep it simple so she painted some wood numbers and we set out to capture a few photos in her backyard in Waterloo, IA.

Here were some extras from the facebook baby announcement that I couldn’t help sharing. 😀 I never knew quite how popular she was until she posted the last image in this set on facebook to earn her more likes and comments than I’ve ever received. Ha! I told her to enjoy it while it last because unfortunately it might be the most popular post of her life… 😀

Sally Rohrs -

Love this! Beautiful Girls! All 3 of you! 4, if you include our sweet Anna Rohrs 🙂 Awesome idea!

Gerry Rohrs -

A great way to announce the new baby…..Your going to be one busy mama.

Cedar Falls Wedding Photography – Karen + Spencer [Waterloo, IA]

This lovely couple ventured all the way from Colorado for their wedding in Spencer’s hometown of Waterloo, IA. I can’t imagine planning a wedding across the country, but they pulled it off and it turned out to be a beautiful celebration on a beautiful day in June. It was such a joy to be a part of all the details of the day with my second photographer, Nichole of Inspired Images. Some favorite moments throughout the day: At Hot Heads salon, Karen discussed with her girls all the specific places she needed to be during the ceremony. A flower garden just outside the church provided the perfect setting for their first look. Spencer came up with the idea of doing something a little extra and created a fun surprise by giving Karen a lovely bouquet of roses. As she and Spencer knelt at the altar during the ceremony, Karen sang throughout the service and knew all the songs by memory. You could tell it was a meaningful worship experience for both of them. I loved all the special moments and genuine love expressed between family and friends. It was definitely apparent that these two are supported by many  because of all the loved ones who came out to be a part of their special day.

Congratulations Karen & Spencer on your new life as a married couple! May you have many more wonderful experiences to come on the exciting journey ahead!

Details of the Day

CEREMONY | ST. EDWARD CATHOLIC CHURCH – Waterloo, IA

RECEPTION | ELKS CLUB – Waterloo, IA

CEREMONY MUSICIANS | Dave Berns [organ and piano], Jim Maas [vocalist], Lynette Wheeler [vocalist], Jeff Eagen [trumpet]

FLORIST | CROSSROADS HY-VEE – Waterloo, IA

CAKE | Chris Draude (friend)

SALON | HOT HEADS – Waterloo, IA

DRESS | BRIDES & WEDDINGS – Manchester, IA [Designer: Mori Lee]

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES | BRIDES & WEDDINGS – Manchester, IA

TUXES | MILROY’S TUXEDOS – Waterloo, IA

VIDEOGRAPHER | Lucas Elsbernd

DJ | ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT – Cedar Falls, IA

RENTALS | SPECIAL OCCASIONS – Waterloo, IA

PERSONALIZED NAPKINS | SPECIAL OCCASIONS – Waterloo, IA

CANDY TABLE STAMP | STAMPOUTONLINE – Etsy

CEREMONY PROGRAMS | ALFA WEDDING ONLINE

INVITATIONS | MAGNET STREET ONLINE

TRANSPORTATION | RED’S LIMO – Waterloo, IA

Katie Drewelow -

What a great day for all of us to be a part of! Thank you Anna for capturing it so brilliantly!

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