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Do you dream of a cottage core wedding ceremony? This small and intimate wedding will inspire you to do just that. The Ashton House is a hidden gem for small weddings in the Iowa City area. Humble and unique, it was originally built in 1947 by Edward L. “Ned” Ashton as a private residence. According […]

Cottage Core Intimate Wedding at the Ashton House in Iowa City

Alexis and Dalton Storm were already married when we set up this bohemian, film-inspired styled shoot, that Dalton planned secretly for Alexis’ birthday. The two lovebirds got to relive their wedding day with Little Lights on the Lane, Iowa City’s brand new event center (circa 2020). It was such an incredibly beautiful night in small […]

It was a calm, blue winter evening when I arrived at Buckman’s Guesthouse in tiny, rural Morning Sun, Iowa. I passed miles of frozen fields and watched the sun set slowly over the interstate as I traveled there, and the scenery at the bed and breakfast was calm and peaceful. When I came inside there was a fire blazing, and I caught a glimpse of a red fox crossing the back field through the living room window. Too bad I didn’t have my gear out yet to capture him (or her)!…