Almost forgot to tell you that after finding our venue (Enrichment Center in Ankeny), finding the photographer was our most difficult decision ever. My cousin is friends with lots of photographers so we had more appointments than we probably needed. Long story short, we chose Life Art Photographs and she was am-azing! I know everyone says that about their photographer, but she seriously was. So glad we went with her- definitely got the photojournalist-ic pictures we were looking for. Lots of things I didn't even know were going on around me and she captured them.
Definitely not the least expensive photographer, but hands down one of the best. Even my cheap husband agreed she was worth every penny! I would say she is up there with top 3 photographers in des moines. Also, we had our dogs in our ceremony and she loves dogs. Bonus!