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One of my all-time favorite movies is Away We Go. If you haven’t watched it before, please humor my attempt to provide a synopsis. Maya Rudolph (Verona) and John Krasinski (Burt) star as a couple who recently found out they are pregnant. Verona’s parents have passed and Burt’s family moves overseas, so the two are left without ties to their current home. In an attempt to find where they belong, they visit various friends and family, trying different places out until they find their home.

It’s a combination of two people I love to watch on screen, an incredible soundtrack (lots of Alexi Murdoch), and a theme that balances wanderlust with the tension and harmony of finding roots and belonging.

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As I reflect on the year, my mind goes back to Away We Go and my favorite song from the movie, All My Days. As we photographed couples, babies, high school seniors, events and families, I found in everyone’s story a snippet of belonging, change, wonder, discovery. The truth of home being with whoever we love is just as present on a wedding day as it is bringing home a newborn baby or going off to college. In the midst of change and newness, the constant of loving and being loved grounds us even when it seems the world has turned upside down.

I hope you enjoy remembering some of our favorite frames and memories from this past year. Turn on some Alexi Murdoch and feel that journey of looking, finding and sometimes losing that person or people who bring us home no matter where our feet belong.

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Samie and Emily 144_WEB
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Courtney & Nancy 49_WEB
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Jordan and Jeremy 193_WEB
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Kathern and Andrew 110_WEB
Justin and Teresa 127_WEB
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Kingston 110_WEB
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Alisha and Anthony 314_WEB
Bailee 74_WEB
Nikki and Bob 19_WEB
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Justin and Teresa 667_WEB
Amanda 28_WEB
Kathern and Andrew 274_WEB
Tyler and Sarah 115_WEB
Anna and Brian 761_WEB
Tiffany and Devin 33_WEB
Chuck and Carolyn 734_WEB

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We had 15 minutes to grab coffee and talk through at least an hour’s worth of wedding and photography details.  Email conversations are never truly telling of who people are, so I was anxious to meet these two in person. Kathern and Andrew walked into the coffee shop and I immediately regretted my choice to wear something more “casual” and “approachable” (and not take a shower…) as these two appeared to have walked out of a J. Crew ad.

Key words that I look for in talking with clients: laid-back, unique, elegant, local, craft beer, good food, small…

In the first sentence or two of describing their wedding, they had hit every single one. And then they shared their vision for an intimate dinner party at Cobble Hill (one of our favorite Cedar Rapids restaurants), and I knew Greg would kill me for not doing everything in my power to book this wedding.

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November 22, we had the honor of photographing their wedding and it was ten times more spectacular than the picture they had described in the coffee shop a month prior. Kathern and Andrew are delightful people, gorgeous to photograph, and gracious hosts. Their friends and family matched their charm and welcomed us into the intimate and cozy evening at Cobble. Andrew surprised Kathern by booking one of their favorite bands, the Ernie Halter Trio, who traveled from Nashville and filled the evening with incredible music and played some of the best covers I’ve ever heard. It was nearly impossible to not just drop my camera, pick up my glass of wine and dance the night away.

Cobble Hill did a truly outstanding job of pouring bottomless glasses of wine and preparing the best wedding food (or maybe the best food in general…) we’ve ever been treated to. Bark and Bloom did all of the arrangements and transformed an already gorgeous setting into something truly magnificent. And Kathern and Andrew’s old hollywood glam topped off a perfect evening.

Adios 2014, thanks for a perfect way to end another lovely year of weddings.

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