Alexis and Jess wanted their summertime engagement session somewhere in the woods but also wanted some tall prairie grass to add a golden vibe. I knew Jester Park just outside of Des Moines, Iowa was the perfect place to have their engagement session just before the Iowa trees turned colors. I absolutely love the tall pine trees that tower over you at Jester Park – minus the poison ivy I got at this session… anything to get the shot, right? Jester park has the cutest little pond that has beautiful colors in the golden hours of the evening and we happened to go at the perfect time before the park got too crowded.
Des Moines is the perfect place in the midwest to have an engagement session because there are just so many amazing places to go and the perfect backgrounds that match any styles. Some other suggestions for Des Moines Iowa engagement sessions are:
Sorry for that tangent, but I love giving advice on where to have your engagement pictures in Des Moines, Iowa! Now, back to showing you this stunning Jester Park engagement session. It was such a fun and dreamy session hanging with Alexis and Jess. I guarantee these photos will make you smile because their sweet and fun loving nature is so contagious! We laughed so hard the whole engagement session.
I absolutely love the tall pine trees of Jester Park. It definitely makes it look a little less Iowa in the photos.
Golden hour photos always seem to be my favorites, especially when they’re in a golden field that illuminates the couple I’m photographing. Alexis + Jess got run through this golden field right outside of Jester Park and I am absolutely OBSESSED. Who knew something so beautiful was right outside of Des Moines?! I absolutely love photographing Iowa engagement sessions. Jester Park is definitely at the top of my list for favorite Des Moines photo locations. What do you think? Would you have your engagement session here?
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Meet Alecca Synclair - the lead photographer, visionary, CEO, coffee-runner, and basically everything else behind the ASP team! As someone who has over seven years of experience in the wedding industry, I have seen first hand the pain points of planning a wedding. Which is why I truly pour my heart into this blog - so that you can have someone in your corner helping you wedding plan! As an Iowa, Texas, and destination wedding photographer, I would love to capture your day intentionally. I believe your photos are are a way to keep your most precious memories forever. So, if you vibe with my work and think we'd be a good fit, reach out! I would be SO honored to document your big day.