Blair is {six months} old!

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The Beck clan has been around since the beginning of Drescher Photo (and way before) as friends and loyal clients.  Its super rewarding to think back all the way to their engagement session (what, like a million years ago?) when we could grab a beer afterwards (oh, the good old days sans kiddos) and their wedding at 126 where I stuffed my face (as did Jessi – we were meant to be) with crab cakes.

Then there comes the time period where I was pregnant with Reese, so when I felt like laying on the couch in sweatpants, it was not a challenge to convince Jess to join.  We have had shared Superbowl parties, late nights downtown, indulged in lots of sushi, Hawkeye tailgates … and play dates and lending an extra diaper or pull up here or there.

But most appreciated, they have always, always been supportive to Drescher Photo.  Whenever we had a weird idea we were too scared to test drive on anyone else, these guys were in.  And anytime we felt overwhelmed in the office, they were on their way over from North Liberty with pizza + wine.  Or, anytime (which happens often) things come up like a rescheduled video shoot/etc they are always the first to offer to reschedule in a heartbeat.  And above all, Jess is the worst lier and super blunt which makes for great conversation at any rate.

Oh, and about the super confusing photo above: thats me showing Elsie Jean how she should snuggle up to her mama.  Even with chocolate, we still could not convince her.  She did however bust out her guns when her superwoman dress went on, so no shortage of cheese, it just took a little nudge!

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Blair and Elsie Jean are sweet sisters who have stolen the heart of their daddy (and I see them taking this to their advantage in their futures).

I also wanted to take a quick one to applaud Jess because August is National Breastfeeding Month and she has been one super mama not only being proactive about it with EJ but Blair too.  After Blair, she went ahead and switched up some new routines with her diet and mixed with nursing, looks amazing + healthy and has her body looking amazing as ever, and strong as ever since two pregnancies/births!  I know I got a little off topic, but moms who are reading will be universally proud for her and agree with me that she deserves to shine + feel like a total babe looking at her photos (xoxo!)

MD

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Jenn and Ben – wedding {Dyersville/Farley IA}

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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.

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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!

Missy

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[SENIORS] Adam | Luke | Sam

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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

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(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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