wedding & engagement photography

Capture the Details

On your wedding day, I believe that every emotion, moment, and detail is important. From champagne toasts with your girls, teary-eyed vows with your love, and dancing with your dad – each joyous second should be captured so you can remember it forever. 

As I've photographed weddings over the past few years, I've really come to value the unexpected, intimate moments that take place on a wedding day. I have a passion for documenting genuine emotions and connections but doing so in an elegant, soft, and refined way; The hug your mom gives you before you leave your dressing room, the tear that falls down your groom's cheek when he sees you walking down the aisle, the way the two of you lean your heads together during the toasts and the little looks you exchange throughout your day. 

Those are moments that will live on forever engrained into your soul and minds. Your wedding day goes beyond the shoes you wear or the napkins you choose. It's a celebration of not only a union but a celebration of priceless moments along the way.

the wedding experience

for easy going, laid-back couples that are best friends and lovers.

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gallery

-a collection of featured weddings 

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process

-a timeline of the wedding experience

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investment

-wedding investment details

capture every detail

The Oak & Ivory Investment 

  • All Day Wedding Day Coverage
  • Assistant Photographer
  • Engagement Session
  • Custom Timeline Creation
  • Same Day Slideshow
  • Digitals of all Edited Images
  • Professional Retouching
  • Online Viewing Gallery
  • Print Release

Investment of $4,500

Whats next

The Oak & Ivory Process

>inquire about your wedding date here<

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Initial meeting

LET'S CHAT!! After filling out the contact form on my website, we will set up a complimentary consultation call and chat over the phone! This is such an exciting time as we will discuss all the specifics such as what a wedding day looks like with Oak & Ivory as well as the booking process. This is the perfect opportunity for you to share with me your wedding day vision and ask any questions that you may have. It is so important to me that I have a relationship with all my couples because I truly believe this ensures that they have the best experience. 

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Booking

Once you've signed the contract and I have received the $1,500 retainer fee to hold your date, you are officially booked! YAY! You're a Oak & Ivory bride!!

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planing + consultations

This is where we will talk more about the details such as planning your engagement session, answering the custom questionnaire, and creating your custom wedding day timeline.

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engagement

This is one of my favorite parts. I love spending this time together capturing the love you and your fiancé share. Being in front of the camera can be scary, so don't worry I will be coaching you both throughout the shoot and yes, I will tell you what to do with your hands! I pose each of you throughout the entire session so that you are never left feeling awkward and not knowing what to do. This is a time for us to get to know each other before the wedding day and get comfortable in front of the camera!

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your wedding

Today's the big day! The day we have ALL been patiently waiting for! Today is a day all about you and your love, and I want it to go as smoothly as possible. I want you to truly enjoy every part of your day! I am here to fluff your dress, carry your bouquet, and most of all capture and preserve your best memories.

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gallery delivery

Your wedding gallery is delivered to you through an online platform and will come straight to your email inbox. Your sneak peak images from the night of your wedding will be delivered to you within 1 week of your wedding day and your FULL wedding gallery will be delivered to you through an online digital gallery within 6-8 weeks of your wedding day. 

After shooting 100+ weddings I have learned how to create wedding day timelines to fit your wedding day and that is why I don't offer packages based on hours. The average wedding usually ends up being around 8-10 hours and I want to capture your entire wedding day from start to finish (details, getting into your dress, all the portraits, ceremony, family photos, reception, etc). I don't believe in packaged pricing since it is designed to talk you into buying a photographers highest package since you don’t know how many hours you will need them for until a few months before the wedding when you put together your timeline. Timeline creation is something included in your package and I base your timeline off of a detailed questionnaire I send out a few months in advance. You can expect me to come about 1-2 hours before getting in your dress and stay about 30-60 minutes into open dancing. I will explain this more in detail during our consult. 

How many hours of coverage is included?

We create a custom timeline based on a wedding day questionnaire that you fill out. This will include all the shots you are wanting, important details about your day and important people you want photos with. However we bring our own style and instructions on posing so you wont need to worry about that! 

Do you work from a shot list?

Hell yes! My first wedding was actually in Jamaica if you can believe it! I LOVE to travel wether it is for your engagement or wedding day. I have shot at some of the most beautiful places around the world and have so much more exploring to do. If you are interested in a DESTINATION WEDDING let's chat! 

Do you travel?

It is highly encouraged to take advantage of your complimentary engagement session so that we can get to know each other and get you both comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding. 

Do we have to use our complimentary engagement session?

Wedding galleries are delivered within 6-8 weeks and engagement galleries are delivered within 2-3 weeks. You will be able to view, download and print directly within your gallery. I allow you to freely share your images without adding a watermark to it. 

When will I receive my gallery?

frequently asked questions

Hey friend, my name is Liana. When I am not documenting a wedding or chasing a family around a field; I am at the gym, spending the day in PJ's with my minis, grabbing tacos and margs with a friend, or dangerously browsing Target. 

I am a mother of two girls and recently relocated to the Cedar Rapids Metro area to be with the love of my life. We are building a beautiful life together and love traveling, going to concerts and doing anything outside. 


Behind the Scenes

meet your photographer

My goal is to create classic and timeless imagery you and your loved ones can look back on and cherish for years to come. I strive to give each couple a personal and luxury wedding experience.

My couples are seekers of beauty, lovers of detail, with a taste for adventure. They value the small details and cherish their experience.

Hiring me as your wedding photographer is not something I take lightly and is an honor in itself. I specialize in creating images that make you feel those feelings you felt on your wedding day all over again. I create an experience that is personal and luxurious and impacts your marriage in a positive way from the very beginning. 

My Approach

meet your photographer

xo,

Sarah & Conor Welvaert

My husband and I would highly recommend Liana! We had a blast at our engagement shoot and at our wedding! She captured both days, and those precious moments so well. She was professional, fun and super easy to work with! Her prices are wonderful and the quality is out of this world! Love Oak & Ivory! Our personalities meshed so well  and we just had a blast and it didn't feel like work having to get a bunch of pictures taken!

The best experience...

Sabrina & Jacob Schmeichel

The most common thing I’ve heard this month: “I am just OBSESSED with your wedding photos!”  My answer: “ME TOO!” 
If you take a look into my Pinterest board you would know that I’ve been thinking about my wedding photos, poses and lighting since I was 14. Liana took those ideas, introduced her own and magic happened! 
It all started with our engagement pictures and I wasn’t sure how Jacob and I would do in front of the camera - we were new at this! But Liana instantly made us comfortable and was genuinely just there to capture our natural interactions and love for each other. 
Consider using Oak & Ivory for any milestones in your life - you will not regret it! The only problem we have encountered is choosing our favorites because there are so many amazing shots! You have forever clients in the Schmeichels!

So beautiful...

Jessica & Ryan Khos

Liana did both our engagement and wedding photos. Couldn't have asked for someone more personable and easy to work with. Im not photogenic at all but she knew exactly how to make someone feel at ease. Her photos are so bright and airy. They are exactly what we wanted. 

Worth every penny...

The Oak & Ivory Couple

Is this you?

Values quality and connection
Is in love with the finer details
Is always ready for an adventure
Is classy but still has a lot of fun.