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Saturday, May 30, 2009

David & Kendra's wedding

The first time that I had talked to David and Kendra they were thinking about a wedding date of June 6th, and in the time that they were thinking about it another couple booked with us. I was pleased that they were still flexible in their date and were able to move it back to this weekend! They are such a great couple and totally in love. It's a ton of fun hanging out with them and we were able to get some great pictures today at their beautiful wedding in Des Moines. Today's weather was quite different from the rain and clouds that we had experienced during their engagment shoot, today there wasn't a cloud in the sky. It was a picture perfect day for a wedding. Here are a few of the shots that we got!

Thanks again guys, I hope you have a wonderful trip to Colorado! I can't wait to hear about how you liked white water rafting! Talk to you soon.

Erik - Inspired Images

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cale and Trisha's engagement pictures

I don't know what's going on with this weather but it's starting to get annoying. On Saturday night I had scheduled an engagement shoot with some old friends of mine from back in high school, Cale and Trish. About an hour prior to our shoot a big storm rolled through and dumped a bunch of rain, but it didn't last long so we thought that we had a chance to get out and shoot. We went out and of course it started to rain again. We were able to get a few in but decided that since they were going to be in town for the weekend that we would just try it again in the morning. Fortunately it was sunny and nice on Sunday and we were able to finish out their shoot. Here are a few of the shots that we got from our multiple sessions.

Thanks again guys for making the trip out from the Quad Cities! I had a great time taking your pictures, but an even better time hanging out at our party on Sunday. I'll talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nicole & Ryan's engagement

Third try is the charm I guess as an unfortunate softball injury and then weather had postponed two of Ryan and Nicole's prior scheduled engagement shoots. We were able to get out on Monday and the weather was great, even a little bit on the warm side. We headed to a local park and had to work around seemingly the rest of the metro population that was there at the same time. It felt good to be out and about though and we were able to just take our time and hang out. I found that Ryan and I both share a love of the outdoors so I'm sure that we were boring Nicole with our hunting and fishing talk. It was a nice time though and we were able to get a nice mix of shots, here are just a few of them.

Thanks again guys and I'm glad we were able to find a time that would work. Ryan, be sure to let me know when you want to go fishing and we'll head out. Talk to you soon.

Erik - Inspired Images

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ryan & Christy's wedding

I got a call about 45 minutes prior to when I was supposed to meet Ryan and Christy to take some pictures prior to the wedding. It was Christy, "What do you think about all of this wind, are we going to be okay"? I said lets go for it down at Valley Junction and see how it goes. We had to duck into some alleys to try to get out of the wind, and other than some goosebumps and eye watering gusts we made it through and the pictures turned out awesome! Christy was a real trooper, who would have thought that it would have been cold in mid-May?
They had a beautiful ceremony at Valley Church in West Des Moines, and the reception followed at the Science Center downtown. We didn't have a lot of time to get pictures in between the wedding and reception but we did sneak outside during the reception to get a few under the street lights. Here are a few of the pictures from their day!

Thanks again guys, I hope you have an awesome time in Italy and I can't wait to see some pictures! Talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Maegan & Rich

I looked at my watch as I saw the dark clouds rolling in, 4:15, my shoot with my good friends Maegan and Rich was scheduled for 5:30 and wasn't looking too promising. At 4:30 the rains came and they came hard with a substantial downpour. Thankfully they passed through quickly and before I knew it the sun was back out. We decided to go for it to try to get them in before more weather came through. Even though it was very windy we made it work and the pictures turned out great. It was fun hanging out and walking around some of the local parks. Here are a few shots from our shoot.

Thanks guys, we'll see you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Phil & Lindsey's wedding

We had just an absolutely perfect day for a wedding on Saturday, and thankfully we had a lot of extra time to take some fun pictures with Phil and Lindsey. Following the ceremony we headed to downtown Des Moines and hit a few of the local spots and took advantage of the beautiful flowering trees in the area. It was fun hanging out with the wedding party and I had a particularly good time goofing around with all the the Gooding girls while trying to get them to pose! We finished up with the the outdoor stuff and headed to the reception at InPlay. When we walked in the door it was a nice surprise to see that we were going to be working with Urge Entertainment again at this wedding, we knew they always keep the guests dancing which allows us to get some great action shots. Stephanie East of An Elegant Affair coordinated the wedding and did an amazing job and kept the day running completely smooth. It was the first time that we had the pleasure of working with her but if anyone is looking for someone to help them out you should check out her website! Here are a few pictures from this extremely fun wedding.

I just had to add this picture of Lindsey's grandparents at the reception!Thanks again for everything guys, it was such a blast. To see a few more pictures head over to Kelly's blog. Talk to you soon!

Erik - Inspired Images