Iowa Wedding Photography at the Rustic River Winery

Liz + Alan
The Rustic River Winery & Vineyard
Lake View, Iowa
February 6th, 2021

February 6th was a special day for DSmithImages. That is when I had the pleasure of not only photographing my first wedding in the state of Iowa, it was also the first wedding I got to photograph where snow was present!

The happy couple I have to thank for these opportunities is Liz + Alan. They tied the knot at The Rustic River Winery & Vineyard in lovely Lake View, Iowa, and chose me to provide their wedding photography.

Liz + Alan were originally going to be married in Galveston, Texas, but had to change plans and keep the wedding close to their home in Iowa. I was more than happy to be able to get up to Lake View and document their special day.

It truly was a family celebration as Liz + Alan made sure their three small children were an important part of their day. The kids were wonderful to work with and brought so much joy and energy to every part of the celebration.

Once Liz + Alan got dressed and ready, they decided to do their first look outside and in the snow. Even though temperatures were hovering around 2 or 3 degrees, they took it in stride and had a beautiful moment to see each other for the first time on their wedding day.

The happy couple also took a few more times to go outside for photos, including a chance to pop some celebratory champagne and to have a first dance in the snow!

When it came time for the wedding ceremony, Liz + Alan were married inside of The Rustic Rivery Winery & Vineyard during a celebration witnessed by close family and friends.

The couple did a “unity painting” that incorporated their thumbprints along with the thumbprints of their small children. Liz + Alan followed this up with beautiful and emotional vows, not only for each other but their children as well.

Everything about this wedding was picture perfect, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to spend the day in Iowa with Liz + Alan, their children, the rest of their family, and their friends.

I want to wish Liz + Alan nothing but the best as a married couple. I also want to thank them for having me come up to Lake View and capture all the special moments of their wedding day.

I’d also like to thank their family and friends, along with the great staff at the Rustic River Vineyard & Vineyard, for the warm hospitality shown throughout my first trip to the lovely state of Iowa!

I’d also love to talk with anyone looking to book photography for their upcoming wedding or elopement celebration. Please visit my wedding photography pricing page to request a personalized quote.