carley + dakota | Ames, Iowa

Last December we first met Carley and Dakota at her brother's wedding.  They immediately charmed us with their love for each other.  I distinctly remember saying to Abbie that it would be amazing to take their photographs.  We knew that we all would be a perfect fit.  When Carley contacted us, we were ecstatic.  It is such a honor for us to be a part of their family again.  

Earlier this summer we traveled to Ames, Iowa to take Carley and Dakota's engagement photographs.  Ames and Iowa State University are dear to their hearts.  We began the evening at ISU's campus.  The tall historic trees cast long shadows across the immaculate campus.  Carley was able to show us ISU's hidden nooks and treasured spots.  It was ideal.  After we explored campus we adventured downtown to the city's bandshell and back alleyways.  It couldn't have been a better time.  

Carley and Dakota made it so wonderful.  Carley is one of the most thoughtful and sweetest people we have ever met.  She thinks of everything and everyone before herself.  Dakota is a brilliant guy who makes everyone feel welcome.  His kind nature just makes you feel like you are at home.  He also has that effect upon Carley.  She is so relaxed and comfortable around him.  They are both outstanding people.  The time in Ames was so memorable and we can't wait for their wedding later this summer.