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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jim & Val

It was the second weekend in a row that I had an outdoor wedding and the second weekend in a row that the weather was awesome! Jim & Val tied the knot at the new Honey Creek Resort on Lake Rathbun. What a great venue and a very picturesque place for an outdoor ceremony. We started off by heading out to the golf course and jumping in some golf carts and driving to a nearby hole for some really nice group shots as well as individual shots of Jim and Val. We got back to the resort just in time for the beautiful ceremony. The reception followed in the resort. Here are a few of the pictures from the day!

Thanks again guys, you had such a wonderful wedding. I hope you are having a great time on your cruise! Talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Senior shoots are fun, it's great to get to hang out with young adults that are full of ideas but also want you to do your own thing. I had the pleasure of spending a little bit of time with Abby, her Mom and sister on Wednesday. Abby is a senior this year at Valley and was excited about getting her senior pictures taken. We hit up some local parks and ended the shoot downtown shooting her in a really cute dress. I had a great time and from the sounds of it everyone involved did as well. Here are a few pictures from our shoot.

Thanks again guys for finding a time that would work, I'm looking forward to seeing you again for some head shots. Talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mike & Jill

An outdoor wedding in July with temps in the 70's? I don't think you could have drawn it up any better! Mike and Jill got married on Saturday in Cedar Rapids at A Touch of Class ,with a beautiful outdoor ceremony written by Jill. It was just perfect for the two of them filled with special messages to each other. It was a lot of fun taking their pictures as they are both great people and just perfect together. We started the day taking some formal pictures in a park nearby, I couldn't believe our luck having it be mostly cloudy and very comfortable for all involved. Following the wedding we headed inside for a very nice reception. Here are a few of the shots from the day.

Thanks again guys for letting me be a part of your day! Talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mike & Mary's engagement shoot

So I got a call earlier in the week and it was Mary telling me that they were going to be in town and she wanted to see if I would have any time for engagement pictures this weekend. I had Jeff & Erin's wedding on Saturday but had an opening on Sunday morning for a shoot so we were able to get it in. We decided on going downtown and hitting up a few spots. It was a good time just walking around with them and getting to know them a little bit. They both live in Chicago now but Mary grew up in Des Moines so the wedding is going to be back here this fall. It was fun talking with them about Chicago, vacations, jobs, and probably the funniest thing Mike's hobby of doing headstands. I'm sure that most of you have already visited it in the past but you should check out his website at He has fans ranging from the everyday guy on the street to Bob Knight! I'm sure that he's available for public appearances so you might want to check in with him for any formal functions that you may have coming up. All kidding aside I had a great time hanging out with these two and we were able to get some really nice pictures. Here are a few from the shoot.

Did you think I was joking?Thanks again guys, I was glad to hear that you made it home safely! Talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Jeff & Erin Wedding

On Saturday I took the wedding pictures for a great couple Jeff and Erin. I had a great time getting to know them a little bit during their engagement shoot and found that we had a lot in common so it was good to see them again on their big day. It was a beautiful service performed by Erin's father, making it even more special. The wedding was held at Hope Lutheran Church in West Des Moines with the reception following at the Foxboro Conference Center in Johnston. After the wedding the whole wedding party and many additional friends all loaded up on a sweet Iowa Hawkeyes party bus, I have to admit that my thoughts turned to tailgating in a rig like that! Jeff and Erin had a beautiful reception and showed off some great dance moves and Jeff followed that up later in the evening with some old school rapping at the DJ station. It was a fun day all around, here are a few of the pictures.

Thanks again guys, I hope that we see each other soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Syrus & Janelle

We weren't even sure if we could get Syrus and Janelle's engagement shoot in with the weather in the area. We were scheduled to meet at 6:00 and the rains were coming down hard but we noticed that there was a little bit of lighter sky on the horizon so we decided to wait it out and fortunately for us the rains slowed and eventually stopped to give way to some good conditions. We walked around downtown and got some great shots, and all had a fun time talking about stuff. Here are a few pictures from their shoot.

Thanks again guys for waiting it out, I think we made the right decision! I'll talk to you soon.

Erik - Inspired Images