Garnet Photography | Flash required to see header

About Me

My photo
I'm a photographer in Ames, IA. Feel free to wander around my blog as much as you like. Hope to see you around, have an excellent day!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sarah & Chris | Engaged

Sarah & Chris are getting married in March and I know it's going to be spectacular! In the mere couple of hours I spent with them taking their engagement pictures, it was easy to see that these two are wonderful together! Here are some more pictures from that lovely Fall Sunday. sc001 sc002 sc003 sc004 sc005 sc006 sc007 sc008 sc009 sc010 sc011

Monday, October 24, 2011


Sometimes (I bet you Will would say most of the time) I'm not the most patient person ever. Like I'm currently wishing away the days so we can get to Thursday when our engagement pictures are scheduled. Or just a few days ago when I really couldn't wait until Nov. 7th to try on wedding dresses, so I went to a store nearby with one of my friends to try on a couple. This post is made purely because I don't have the patience to wait until all of the pictures from my last session are done to post more. So I'm going to post one more for now, just one. I think that will help me get through the rest of the editing so I can show you more.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Featured | Des Moines Wedding Savvy

I'm very excited to announce that Amanda & Tyler's wedding was featured on the Des Moines Wedding Savvy blog! It's a great aid to central Iowa brides with lists of vendors, helpful resources, and the "real wedding Wednesdays". One of my favorite things about this website (besides the real weddings, of course) is that it has a page that tells you how to change your name in Iowa. That's one of those aspects on wedding planning that I'm absolutely clueless on, so I'll be using the site to help me out for sure!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sarah & Chris | Engagement Preview

Here's a tiny preview of my Sunday afternoon with Sarah & Chris!
sc01 sc02

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Amanda & Tyler | Wedding

Amanda and Tyler had a beautiful wedding at the Copper Creek Golf Course. This wedding was just all around fun. Amanda and Tyler are just so sweet, their bridal party definitely was a blast to work with, and the guests weren't afraid to get up and dance! Enough chatter, though, I promised Amanda some more pictures and I know how eagerly she's been waiting. :) Thank you, Tyler and Amanda for choosing me as your photographer!
at001 at002 at003 at004 at005 at006 at007 at008 at009 at010 at011 at012 at013 at014 at015 at016 at017 at018 at019 at020 at021 at022 at023 at024

Bridal ExCYtement | Wedding Expo

Sunday I put up a booth to promote my business for the first time at a wedding expo. I couldn't have done it without the help from my amazing fiance, friends, and family. So I want to say thanks to Trenton & Will for carrying all of the heavy things (especially for the wall!) Thanks to Sheena for the pictures and mom for the emotional support! Thank you, Shateau, for being my "assistant" of the day!

I also want to say congratulations to all of the brides who stopped by my booth! It was great meeting all of you!
expo01 expo02 expo03

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Amanda & Matt | Wedding

Amanda and Matt's wedding was perfect. The weather, location, yellow bridesmaids dresses and the guys in grey. It was all simply gorgeous! Aside from the loveliness of the details, there was Amanda and Matt who are so obviously great together. I believe I've mentioned that in a post or two, but it's true! Here's some more pictures of their ceremony. am01 am02 am03 am04 am05 am06 am07 am08 am09 am10 am11 am12 am13 am14 am15 am16 am17 am18 am19 am20 am21 am22