Sherrie and Patrick | Wedding

“Humans would sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring.”  This is a quote from Scuttle the seagull in The Little Mermaid, and it’s what I overheard Patrick giggle to Sherrie as soon as we started their couple portraits on their wedding day.  That quote is how I knew that Sherrie and Patrick were going to be the greatest start to my 2014 wedding season.  Not only do I loooooooove The Little Mermaid (I mean hello, who doesn’t?) but it just showed how fun and easy-going they were going to be!  A wedding that started on that high note for me only got better!  Sherrie and Patrick told me they wanted a wedding that was based on fun, and laughter, and good booze, and amazing food and dancing…that’s exactly what they got!  Theirs was a wedding not so steeped in tradition, but infused beautifully with their personalities: their favorite alcohol bottles served as decor and their dinner menu was filled the flavors they remember from their travels!  It was truly  chic and super fun at the same time, much like Sherrie and Patrick themselves.   I am so glad that I go to be a part of their amazing day!  Here are some of my favs…enjoy!!

Make Up: Beauty of all Faces

Wedding Dress: Schaffers

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Temple for Preforming Arts

Cake and Flowers: HyVee

DJ: Select Entertainment

 

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I love when a bride chooses non-traditional jewelry….so unique!

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Sherrie opted for these tiny blue socks instead of actual wedding shoes....love that!!

Sherrie opted for these tiny blue socks instead of actual wedding shoes….love that!!

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LOVE THIS!!!!

LOVE THIS!!!!

They are just beautiful together!

They are just beautiful together!

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Sherrie you are FLAWLESS!!!

Sherrie you are FLAWLESS!!!

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So much love expressed during this ceremony!!

So much love expressed during this ceremony!!

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Tiny bottles of booze while bustling your dress...always a yes!

Tiny bottles of booze while bustling your dress…always a yes!

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Barry Moon - Awesome, what a beautiful weddng and a great couple. So happy I was able to attend,…

Dave Warner - Sherrie and Patrick, congratulations! You two look fantastic. It looks like your wedding was a blast. I hope you have the same fun every day of your lives together.

Ceremony Favs of 2013

With my 2014 wedding season beginning, I thought that I should actually finish up sharing my 2013 favs with you!  Here are a few of my ceremony favs from last year….enjoy!Katie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-ceremony-des moines-iowa

 

Adam Krug - Katie and I think they are great pics:)

Amanda and Matt | Wedding

I have the best clients!  Hands down, the awesomest of the awesome!  But there are few times when you meet people that truly make you feel like you’re part of their family…Amanda and Matt are those people!  I’ve shot several sessions and weddings for Matt’s family and so it was literally like I was shooting a wedding for a cousin of mine!  I’ve never felt more welcome and included!!  I simply had the best time with them and it was the perfect way to end my 2013 wedding season!  Amanda and Matt are the absolute sweetest people and I was so honored to be able to photograph their Christmas wedding in Guthrie Center!!  Here are a few of my favs…enjoy!!!Katie McDonald Photography-wedding-iowa-guthrie centerKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-iowa-guthrie centerKatie McDonald Photography-wedding-iowa-guthrie center

Awesome shoes!!!

Awesome shoes!!!

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This was the first time Amanda

This was the first time Amanda’s dad saw her all dressed up!!! :’)

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Such a beautiful church!  The perfect amount of Christmas decor!  Way to go Mrs. Booth!!!

Such a beautiful church with the perfect amount of Christmas decor! Way to go Mrs. Booth!!!

Love this one!!!

Love this one!!!  Love these candid moments!

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Even though poor Amanda was freezing in the below zero temps, we found some Christmas lights to shoot with!!

Even though poor Amanda was freezing in the below zero temps, we found some Christmas lights to shoot with!!

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They opted out of a traditional cake and cutting because Matt is like a foot taller than Amanda and she didn

They opted out of a traditional cake and cutting because Matt is like a foot taller than Amanda and she didn’t want cake in her hair at the reception! Very funny and logical at the same time!

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Their guests had a blast!  The dance floor was always full!

Their guests had a blast! The dance floor was always full!

These kids conga-lined around the whole place! :)

These kids conga-lined around the whole place!:)

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Laura Leander Imerman - awesome!

Tammy Holmes - Beautiful pics!!!

Barb Krakau - Awesome pictures of your special day! ❤️

Teresa Kent - Absolutely beautiful!

Pre-Ceremony Favs of 2013

I love so much about weddings….SO MUCH, like almost to the point of obsession, I mean you should really see how many wedding shows are on my DVR! :)  But I think that the time pre-cermony is the time I love the most.  There’s just so much happening before the bride comes down the aisle!  The photographs I’m able to shoot pre-ceremony are full of candid laughs, nervous energy and straight up love!  They’re some of the most real and most special moments  I get to capture!  All the family is a hustle getting ready for posed formals, the groomsmen don’t know where their black tux socks are, the bride’s dad is a ball of nerves and the bride and groom get to have their first meeting (if they choose to of course)!  It’s just such a unique and memorable part of the day!  Here are some of my favs from bridesmaids getting ready to the couple’s first look and everything in between…enjoy!!Katie McDonald Photography-wedding-getting ready-pre ceremony-des moines-iowaKatie McDonald 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