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a styled shoot

We worked on a story for the most recent issue of dsm magazine that showcased the incredible talents
of local stylist Jen McDonald, event planner and designer Maya Boettcher of Plum Event + Design,
hairdresser Lindsey Mollenhauer, make-up artist Ivy Boyd and jewelry designer Marisa Adamson from Daily Bliss Jewelry Design.
While many great photos made it into the issue, they couldn’t fit them all.
The photographs featured the beautiful options that the Des Moines area offers for weddings.

Are you most at home in Iowa’s beautiful outdoors or are you a city girl?



I was sad this one didn’t make it in the magazine because it shows Maya’s ridiculous talent for design.
So cool.


Setting and florals, above and below, from Plum Event + Design.


Cake by the AMAZING Becky from Becky’s Cake Confectionery.
If you haven’t tasted this woman’s cakes, before, order one for your next event.
We think they are magic.

Marisa’s incredible jewelry designs.

We had two of the cutest child attendants, ever.


Our cover shot!


Our beautiful models are Lucy Solarz, Nick Schulze, Torri Myers, Magnolia Adamson and Oliver Ill.
Special thanks to Hope Saluri for assisting all of us on those days.
Details of the shoot, styling and contributors can be found here.
You can read the full issue of November’s dsm, here.