How long have you been in business?

LWP was established in 2010.

What equipment do you use?

Canon! I have a range of Canon camera bodies, lenses, and lighting.

How did you get started in photography?

Photography completely found me. When I was in college, I majored in Mass Communications. Part of the curriculum was that Mass Comm. majors had to have an active role on the newspaper for several semesters. Right from the beginning I decided I would much rather photograph the stories than write the stories. It completely snowballed from there! When friends began getting engaged and saw that I had a pretty camera, they asked me to take their engagement pictures. That made me realize exactly what I love photographing: people. And especially people in love; love photographs simply beautifully.

With encouragement from my amazing family, supportive friends, other wonderfully helpful photographers, and a lot of time behind the camera practicing and practicing some more – my college hobby developed into my very own business where I get to do what I love every single day: tell your story in photos.

Do you shoot outside of the Des Moines area?

Absolutely – I love to travel and am available for travel worldwide! There may be travel fees and accommodations involved if the wedding is 2 or more hours away. 

How long will it take to get my photos back to me?

During my busy season (May through November), it takes 5-6 weeks to have all of your images completed and delivered to you.
During the winter months, I can get them all back to you in 4 weeks.

Family/Portrait Sessions:
Your images will be available for you to download instantly no more than 3 weeks after your session takes place.

Please keep in mind that it takes time to go through the hundreds of images from multiple sessions, select which ones are the best, edit them, and upload them to your gallery.

Do you love what you do?

WHOA – how’d you know?! YES, I really do!

What’s an online gallery?

Besides posting images on my blog, I will also upload all of your edited engagement + wedding images to an online gallery. This is a way for me to show you all of your completed images and makes it incredibly simple for you to share the images with your family and friends! There is even the option to purchase professional prints directly from your online gallery and if you purchased the digital downloads, you and your family and friends can download photos directly from your online gallery.

To see sample online galleries of completed sessions and weddings, feel free to click the “Client Galleries” link, above.

When should I book you?

I typically book out about 9-12 months in advance for weddings, but it’s never too early to see if I have your date open! Contact me and I will let you know if I’m available on your big day!

I book family sessions 2.5+ weeks out!

What do we do to book you?

Once you decide to book me, we’ll get together to chat wedding day details, go over a tentative wedding day schedule, and fill out your contract. A nonrefundable deposit officially holds your date. This of course is applied to your total balance.

Have a more specific question or just want to take the next step? Go ahead and get in touch!