Keeper of beautiful days + heartfelt connection

I'm Ilderina


I want to share the gift of turning your memories into something tangible. The reality is this: life passes us by so quickly, that we often don't recognize the value of a moment while it's happening — & a photograph is sometimes the only way we can revisit it + find evidence of our history.

Along with having aesthetically pleasing images that reflect those life-affirming moments, you’ll want to invite someone into your world that will care for your individual journey. I do everything in my power to make you to feel comfortable and free to have fun + be unapologetically yourself throughout your experience with me. The focus is always on being present & immersing yourself in all the emotions that make up your story.

If that sounds like what you've been searching for in a wedding photographer, I'm so glad you're here & I can't wait to create with you!

You are living in a future memory.

When nostalgia begs us to reminisce on moments long gone, I hope there's a special photo that makes you feel those emotions all over again.

When nostalgia begs us to reminisce on moments long gone, I hope there's a special photo that makes you feel those emotions all over again.


where I'm from

I'm an Iowa native with Bosnian heritage. I grew up in Des Moines but also lived in Sarasota, Florida for just over a year!

favorite place

There's no place like home, but Napa Valley & Switzerland are two of the dreamiest destinations I've traveled to.

Fun Facts

My first camera was a Panasonic FZ70, I don't have a middle name, I've moved 15 times in my life, & I'm a Leo zodiac.


Making you look & feel like your best self in front of my camera, hehe. I'm also very good at ping pong (for real).


Cooking, spending time with family, going to a pilates class, + rewatching my fav shows or getting cozy with a book.


Raspberry chai lattes from Smokey Row, indie music, fried plantains, handwritten cards, gardening, board games.

My core values

Above all, my goal is to be observant. I look for the real moments that tell your story in a way that is unique to you. Those in-between bits that you may not even remember - the ones that feel small but someday will matter a whole lot. I'll be a fly on the wall, ready to capture your candid laughter, quiet tears, and your incredible joy.



I'm a sucker for pretty things. I'm a perfectionist when it comes to lighting, colors, arrangements, compositions. While I lead with a creative heart, my mind is much more occupied with making sure I look for those special touches in your story. The charm with a photo of your grandma on your bouquet, the smile you give each other from across the room - I look for it all.

Detail focused


Your story is completely unique and deserves to be treated that way. I go into every shoot & wedding day knowing that it will be unlike any other. I'm always pushing myself to see things differently - to read your energy and understand you, so that I can create photos that speak to who you are. Let's celebrate you + your family + your wedding day, in all of the beauty, mess, & rarity that makes it so extraordinary.

embrace creativity


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