I capture inventive, contemporary, & love-filled images of how you felt on your wedding day.

For modern romantics that savor the fleeting moments. 


Weddings go by in a blur. Months of planning culminate in just one incredible day. While you enjoy taking it all in, I give way to real memories & capture them as they unfold so that you can cherish them forever. The quiet tears, deep belly laughs, & tender hugs. Having fun with the people closest to you. All the excitement, the thoughtful details, and the once-in-a-lifetime moments - I'll be there to document.

Your wedding is about honoring the abundance of love in your life. Be yourselves, know what matters, & feel it all.


It's about how you actually feel throughout the experience of taking photos on your wedding day — I make sure you enjoy the moments while they're happening as much as you'll love looking back on them. 

a time capsule to the soul of your story

7 hour coverage
engagement session
timeline creation
Wedding guide


48 Hour previews
5 week delivery
online gallery
600+ photos

make it

additional hours
Weekend coverage
Second photographer
Instant & 35mm film
Engagement video

your own

customize your day with curated add-on options:


All the little details of your big day.

The emotions that can't be staged.

The moments that you don't want to forget.

I  notice...

I vow to capture MEANINGFUL & timeless images OF YOUR WEDDING DAY.









After your initial inquiry, we'll meet via video chat to see if we're the right fit for each other! You can ask me questions + share your hopes & goals for your wedding day photos, and I'll guide you through what it'll be like to work together.  


When you're ready to book your day of photo with me, you can make it official by submitting a contract & deposit with a few clicks! Then, I’ll send over my welcome guide + a questionnaire to get to know you two better, &  we'll set a date for your engagement session!

wedding day

After months of coordination & guidance from me, you'll know you're in good hands when the day finally comes! Relax & soak in every moment of the celebration. Your memories will become a gorgeous collection of photos that you can hold onto forever.

gallery delivery

I know how excited you are to relive your day! I'll send previews in 48 hours & your full gallery will be ready in 5 weeks. Then, I'll carefully arrange your personalized heirloom photo box filled with prints & mementos from your wedding - a gift to share with generations to come.

I'd love to learn more about you, how you met your best friend, & what you're looking for in a photographer - complete the quick form on my contact page & let's connect! You'll hear from me within 24 hours.




engagement session

Your engagement is such a special season to enjoy together — let's treat this like another date night where the focus is on being present + having fun in each other's company. You'll learn how to feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera with my prompts + direction (making your wedding day portraits a breeze)!



A few months before your wedding, we'll start thinking about the details of your day & set up a meeting to go over the timeline. I offer tons of resources + wisdom leading up to the wedding so that you feel prepared to have a stress-free experience!

8-12+ months from wedding day

6-10 months from wedding day

2-4 months from wedding day

- Brooke + Max

Ilderina is INCREDIBLE to work with! Not only does she get the best photos and edit them in such a natural and beautiful way, but she goes out of her way with communication and to make sure that you feel comfortable! She always has a smile on her face, is welcoming, and easy to work with! I could not recommend her enough!!!!

Always has a smile on her face

- Alaina + John

Ilderina was incredible to work with. We booked her services for our engagement shoot and wedding celebration, both of which resulted in stunning photos. It was very comfortable to be photographed by her because she takes the time to introduce herself and get to know her clients ahead of time. Our entire experience was very professional and organized. We will definitely reach out to her next time we need photos taken, as well as recommend her to our friends and family.


- Hatidza + Zahid

Ilderina was so amazing to have photograph our wedding day. She was the calm in the storm! She helped with planning, was on top of it all throughout our ceremony + reception, and even surprised us with the cutest personalized USB and keepsake box after our wedding. We flip through our photos often and are so pleased with the entire experience. Thank you from The Piric’s!

so pleased with the entire experience

- Mirela + Amir

Ilderina was so easy to work with. As soon as we booked her, she was all hands on deck. She made sure she 100% understood the images we wanted captured and the day of schedule! The photos we received look like a dream! Her attention to detail is amazing!! I highly recommend Ilderina to anyone who’s looking to have high quality photos where you can feel the emotions through the gallery even after your special moment has passed.

her attention to detail is amazing


My camera has a dual card slot meaning each image taken at your wedding is instantly copied to two places. After the wedding day, your images are backed up onto two external hard drives & the cloud. Both memory cards are saved until your gallery is delivered! Your online gallery is active for 1 year, & I keep a copy of all your final images forever.

How do you keep all of our photos safe?

Why should we hire you? WHat makes you different?

Clients regularly express appreciation for my quick response times, effective communication, attention to detail & organization, and my emphasis on ensuring you're taken care of throughout the process + on the wedding day. There are no secrets with me — I'll share access to real full wedding galleries + my approach to shooting weddings & what your experience with me will look like.

You'll be impressed with fast delivery times, personalized surprises, + extra effort in retouching the small things & other distractions in your photos. I'm an artist, but I'm also a professional, so know that your friends, family, & guests will be treated with respect. All that said, I know you're investing a lot of energy into this day, and the most important thing I want is for you to feel supported with the love & attention you deserve!

I am based in Des Moines, Iowa and yes, I travel! 60 miles of round trip travel is included with engagement sessions & weddings (anything in excess of that is charged at $1/mile). For venues 125+ miles away, a fixed rate will be added to your package to cover overnight accommodations. For destination weddings or elopements, I'll create a custom quote for you that includes the exact costs for hotel, airfare, & transportation once I know where your day is taking place!

Can you travel for our wedding?

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Frequently asked questions

will you bring a second shooter or assistant?

A second photographer is not always needed, but depending on your timeline & other logistics, it can be a great way for me to be in two places at once & get different perspectives from the day. I highly recommend having one if it’s within your budget. We can talk more about this option during your consultation call!

if you...

love a blend of editorial + documentary storytelling

Value photos & the meaning behind them

want to remember your day exactly as it was

— then we're a great match.