Hotel Kirkwood Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Photographers Carter Photography
Hotel Kirkwood Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Photographers Carter Photography
We were blessed to be able to share in Aaron and Alyssa's wedding day this weekend by documenting the pretty awesome event with what we think are some pretty awesome photos. :) When they set to planning the event over a year ago, what took place this past Saturday was not exactly what they had in mind. Right in the heart of the COVID pandemic, when we were at the height of social gathering restrictions, Aaron and Alyssa had to make a call on what they were going to do for their wedding two months out. They took a leap of faith and went for it, and I think I can confidently say that they are now glad that they did, even despite having 90% of t ... READ MORE
Small and Intimate Backyard COVID-19 Wedding Carter Photography Cedar Rapids Photographers
Small and Intimate Backyard COVID-19 Wedding Carter Photography Cedar Rapids Photographers
COVID-19 is a mess. We all know that. The wedding industry has definitely been hit hard, and most 2020 couples have needed to significantly alter their wedding day visions. It has been a massive bummer, but life and love are still happening all around us, and that's worth celebrating. Through the fear, the disappointment, the anger, the scrambling, one thing hasn't changed—we are here to capture life's biggest moments in ways that people can treasure forever. In the case of weddings, sometimes those happen in the presence of 500 people, and sometimes they happen in front of 10 people. Whatever the company, I would submit to you that the momen ... READ MORE
Des Moines Engagement Session Pictures Carter Photography
Des Moines Engagement Session Pictures Carter Photography
I made the trip to Des Moines for Jacob and Amber's engagement session recently, and we made the most of a cloudy, drizzly, spring day. I still love shooting clouds at sunset (see below). We started the session at the Des Moines Art Center's Rose Garden, but the flowers were about a week away from exploding into full color. Again, we made the most of what was available to us, and I think everything still turned out great! :) We will be visiting the Rose Garden with Jacob and Amber again in a matter of weeks. At that time, Amber will be wearing a white dress, instead of black one like she did for these photos. Here's hoping for brilliant flowe ... READ MORE
Celebration Farm Wedding Pictures Iowa City Photographers Carter Photography
Celebration Farm Wedding Pictures Iowa City Photographers Carter Photography
Kenny and Kelsie's wedding day was what every wedding should be—a joyful celebration that tied together a cord of three strands forever. The Lord was at the center of their day, which is always an encouragement for us to witness and document. It was visibly obvious that these two were just so darn excited to get married. Kelsie was an absolutely radiant bride, and it was fun to capture the personality of these two on their big day. You never know what a winter wedding is going to look like in Iowa because of the unpredictable weather. We were fortunate the week around Christmas to have a heat wave sweep through, and Kenny and Kelsie were a ... READ MORE
Eastbank Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Photographers - Carter Photography
Eastbank Wedding Pictures Cedar Rapids Iowa Photographers - Carter Photography
"You're weird." "But, you're my kind of weird." Jim and Caroline are 100% comfortable being themselves with each other, and you can tell they love each other's "weirdness". It's pretty common for people to wear a mask or facade so they can manipulate others' perception of them, but I didn't get that sense at all with Jim and Caroline. In spending a day with them, I feel like I really got to genuinely know them. What they did a great job of throughout the day was focusing on each other and remembering the essence of what their wedding day was all about. You know I'm a big fan of that! Weather-wise, there wedding day was really gross with ... READ MORE
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