Des Moines Iowa Wedding Photographers - Carter Photography
Des Moines Iowa Wedding Photographers - Carter Photography
Mark and Ashley's wedding was on a smoking hot Saturday in Des Moines. Their wedding was at the Green Meadows West Gazebo in Johnston, and their reception was at the Iowa Veterans Reception Center in Van Meter. Mark and Ashley's love story that culminated in marriage, is perhaps the most interesting of any that we have had the privilege of documenting. Mark is from the UK, and Ashley is from Des Moines. What brings these two together? Not a chance in-person meeting, of course. No—the iPhone app Game of War, of course. It's like Tinder for gamers, I guess. Mark and Ashley end up in the same clan, start messaging back and forth, Mark makes a ... READ MORE
Bella Sala Wedding Pictures - Cedar Rapids Iowa City Photographers - Carter Photography
Bella Sala Wedding Pictures - Cedar Rapids Iowa City Photographers - Carter Photography
Travis and Lacy had their wedding on an unseasonably warm June day at Bella Sala, just outside of Iowa City, in Tiffin. Low 90s on June 3rd in Iowa isn't normal—95 was the record high for the date, and we were riiiiiight there. It still beats the 80% chance of rain we were faced with early in the week though! After starting the day at Virtue Salon in Cedar Rapids, we headed down south, for both the wedding ceremony and reception at Bella Sala. Having all festivities in one location does help to give the day a more convenient flow. Having the ceremony outside on such an unexpectedly warm day wasn't quite as convenient, but at least Travis and ... READ MORE
Nelson Kansas City Engagement Pictures Photographers - Carter Photography
Nelson Kansas City Engagement Pictures Photographers - Carter Photography
It was a gorgeous day and I had a great time hanging out with Tim and Kelsea for their engagement session in Kansas City. We shot in Loose Park and at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, and it was amazing the number of people that were out seeking recreation! On some of these wide shots, I'm really surprised we were able to get a clean frame without other persons disturbing these picturesque backgrounds. So glad we had a gorgeous day to work with after our first attempt wound up being a rainy, 50 degree day! READ MORE
Eighteen Ninety 1890 Wedding Pictures Kansas City Photographers - Carter Photography
Eighteen Ninety 1890 Wedding Pictures Kansas City Photographers - Carter Photography
Brad and Nikki had their wedding ceremony and reception at Eighteen Ninety in Platte City, which is just north of Kansas City. It's quite an interesting contrast of structures they have up there. The country house was built in 1890 (hence the name), and it is beautifully decorated. It has lots of large windows that let a ton of light pour in, so there really wasn't hardly a need to have any of the overhead light fixtures turned on (major bonus for me). It was an amazing space for Nikki and the girls to get ready in, and it was easy for us to be creative in there! The reception hall was just built last year, and it features lots of the modern ... READ MORE
Cedar Rapids Iowa City Engagement Pictures Photographers - Carter Photography
Cedar Rapids Iowa City Engagement Pictures Photographers - Carter Photography
Max and Allison had a golden hour of light for the ages during their engagement session. Goodness that glow was beautiful! And the sunset that came after was just my style—not cloudy (of course), but not a crystal clear sky either. You've got to have some clouds in the sky to add some extra color and visual interest. These photos are on fire! Guys, we will look forward to your wedding at Cedar Ridge in November! Thanks for making the trip down for the session! I'm glad we had such a beautiful day! READ MORE
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