Mayra + Grant

I was able to shoot these intimate bridal portraits at a wonderfully gorgeous venue. The Prelude is located in New Virginia, IA and is absolutely a stunning location that I feel was built for me and my brides! It has everything to set this photographer’s heart a flutter as you’ll see in the photos below. It has a gorgeous bridal suite which you will see, a wonderful location for outdoor ceremonies, a gorgeous field of flowers, even a scenic pond and an all white barn with greenery! I was in love from the moment I arrived.

This couple is very very special to me. I met Mayra when we worked together as medical receptionists. She actually went to school with my younger sister but I didn’t know that the world was that small! Her and Grant were quickly a relationship that I knew was to model after. The love that they share you can see in every single thing they do. I was able to capture a lot of their special moments as they got married and welcomed their first child. I was so blessed that they were able to model for me in their wedding attire once again. They are two beautiful people who were absolutely made for each other.

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The hair and make-up artist was Megan Weber, who is a gorgeous soul who does amazing work. She gave us a timeless clean and classic love that I absolutely adore. She knows my heart is simple and always delivers.

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The beautiful bouquet and florals were by Indie Floral.

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“You Always Gain by Giving Love”

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This gorgeous and delicious cake was made by Little Blackbird Bakery! The cake is white chocolate with strawberry buttercream, lemon blueberry with strawberry buttercream and pink champagne on the top with strawberry buttercream! And it was just as delicious as it sounds!

 

Gorgeous Stationary by Samantha Owenson with Samantha Owenson Photography & Design!

 
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