Jenn and Ben – wedding {Dyersville/Farley IA}


When I think of Jenn and Ben – its happy.  Happy is the first word that comes to mind.  And humble.  And gracious.  Through the whole planning process Jenn was so sweet – but on the wedding day I just saw this shine on an entirely new level.  She was prompt and efficient all morning, just really anxious and excited for the first look with her dad and her groom.  The rain came and went all morning {and all day} soaking us periodically that each time your hair and shoes somewhat dried up, it was time to get poured on again.

Through the day she was our calm + collected rock.  She shared cute little stories (These are the matches from my parents wedding! – The teddy bear is made from my grandfathers dress shirt! – The song after our wedding dance is a total surprise for Ben!) that resulted in us maxing out memory cards + swooning along with them.


We also shot video for Ben + Jenn so I do not want to type too much about the day without spoiling {coming oh so soon} … you know what else we also pick up at weddings?  How much the wedding party is a reflection of the couple.  Dang the girls were sweet as pie.  All of them!  And they all made a scrapbook for Jenn which included each girl getting her own page, where she wrote a letter/memory/adhered photos/keepsakes – it was so cool.  And the guys were hilarious, respectful, polite, cooperative, kind, the list goes on.

Thank you for such a wonderful day, such a wonderful experience Jennifer and Ben!  We are pretty pumped to share your photos but even more eager for you to live the day again via video :: stay tuned!



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[SENIORS] Adam | Luke | Sam


Congrats seniors!  What an honor it was to shoot these three GREAT guys who are ALL athletic + intelligent + kind with wonderful personalities – the future is so bright for all three of them – thats for sure.

(above) ADAM

(below) LUKE


(below) – SAM

Believe it or not – James used to be coworkers with the DADS of both Luke AND Sam (James was a sports photographer) (before we had Drescher Photo) so – imagine an office space filled with just MAN stuff (Hawkeyes and sports and a foosball table among a sea of black and gold).  James also worked alongside Adams MOM during the filming of The Iowa Way (film we shot + premiered) so – these sessions were just as special for all the parents as the graduates…it reminded us of what a big yet small and awesome community we live it and makes me appreciate Iowa City and all the people here so much!

Congrats again guys – from Drescher Photo!


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meet as a bride … reunited as a mommy :)


Coincidentally we had, a couple weeks ago, a handful of sessions all in the same week that were all former brides … as mommies!  So funny and cute and totally not planned … it just sort of happened that way!

We shot Jess and Shaun, who are expecting a little lady – upon working with them again, I was reliving the pink + gold wedding (girlfriend has amazing style) so come to think of it, it would have felt really out of place if they were to be expecting as boy because we are used to pink/pink/pink with them!

I still can remember all the fun we had at their wedding: the rain poured (and poured and poured) which turned their beautiful backyard wedding into an even more personalized and heartwarming ceremony in the living room (which was just as stunning and inviting as if we has stuck to the original plan) and dancing + food (good Lord, the food that night, delicious!) at Kinnick with gold and peach/pink and glitter and hilarious speeches.  Good thing the old saying goes: if it rains on your wedding day, you will be rich.  In that case, looks like baby already has her college paid off!


Oh my goodness.  Then, not just a bump but a BABY!  What a fun session and Alice (such a cute name) was an angel during the session.  Not one peep whatsoever (swear!) and she was fun of coos and smirks and twinkly blue eyes.  Kristin and Derek were thrilled to shoot in Iowa City and return to her college roots where they ended at her favorite restaurant after they worked up an appetite at the session!  Kristin has been not just a client, but a sweet friend.  We met through a mutual friend (in which we were both bridesmaids for) then, when Kristin was married, we all were together again!  So it seems like every time we are together, its fancy and dressed up.  This was nice to chill and roll around in the grass with the cutest baby in the world!


More PINK!  Alyson and Jason did NOT know what they were expecting (intuitions told them probably a boy) so, good thing we shot this session when we did because as we were editing these photos, baby Patience Rose (girl!) was born a little early!  They told me something way too cute: apparently Jason really wanted to find out the sex of the baby but Alyson insisted to keep it a surprise (although it was tempting at times) so, since Jason agreed to not find out, Alyson wanted him to get to name her!  How cute!  And, awesome testament to their trust {because if that were us, I would get stuck with a kid with a middle name (or probably first) of a prime lens, or camera body … like Canon Drescher, or Movi Drescher} but back to my point:

Jason and Alyson were married at Bella Sala a couple years back, and everything was decorated so girly + dainty, it was lovely.  They took a pit stop to the Wig and Pen before the reception, and the sweetest most precious flower girl sang for the entire room of guests!  I remember having goosebumps up and down my arms, it was like the equivalence to a basket of kitties.

This weekend – we are headed to Chicago to shoot yet another maternity session, of a former bride + groom!  Have I mentioned how special my job is?!

Congrats to all these new mommies {and hope it was an incredible first Mothers Day this weekend} xo – MD

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