Iowa Destination Wedding & Elopement Photographers

Cinematic & emotive Photography

Based in Iowa, Documenting Inclusive Love Stories Worldwide

David & Rob

Our Approach To Photography



Being an LGBTQ couple ourselves, our goal is to celebrate and document love in each and every form. We know first hand the struggle of many people to find acceptance for who they love, and feel privileged to be able to tell the love stories of couples from all walks of life. Words from one of the couples we’ve worked with: “We want nothing more than a couple who has walked a similar path as us and understands what it’s like to find love and happiness to document this once in a lifetime moment!”


Emotion / Honest Moments

More than just capturing a beautiful photo, we are drawn to moments and images that evoke emotion and tell a deeper story. The subtle gestures, the way you look at each other, the happy tears, and all the unrepeatable moments that happen in an instant. When you look back at your photos, we want you to be transported back to the feeling of what it felt like experiencing your day, as well as how your loved ones experienced it.



We love adventure, and appreciate the beauty in imperfection. Rather than focusing on trying to create a perfect photo (whatever that may be), we strive to create images that encapsulate the emotions, stories, and raw essence of the day. 

We believe in crafting experiences that embrace adventure, where one is free to truly live and enjoy the unique aspects and spontaneity of the day. It’s often times in the moments of letting go and embracing the adventure that we can be the most creative, and create art with much deeper meaning and emotion. 

We will run through the rain with you, climb that mountain with you, and play under the stars with you! 


Moody / Cinematic

Let’s make art with your wedding photos! A big inspiration for our photography has always been movies, old paintings, and film photography. We love the feeling of romance and nostalgia that these mediums create, and hope to evoke the same feeling through photography.

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Kind Words

“WOW!!! RUN DON’T WALK TO BOOK THESE PHOTOGRAPHERS! I am absolutely in love with these two! 

These two have such an incredible talent, and exemplifies the saying ‘two heads are better than one’. There were moments throughout the night we were able to take a step back and just observe, and in every single one of these moments I saw Rob or David or both of them running over to the dance floor to capture a funny moment over there, then quickly going to the fire pit to capture a beautiful moment over here, they have an obvious passion for photography.

We felt as though throughout the night we were able to be ourselves around them, and that untimely led to some of the most amazing shots we ever could have imagined. Being a queer couple ourselves, we know what it’s like to feel uncomfortable in a photo shoot because your photographer isn’t actually as inclusive as they claim to be. Rob and David both were incredibly easy to be around and be ourselves in our shots. 

Marriah & Shannon

“I don’t think there are enough words in the English dictionary to describe how wonderful our experience with Silk & Thorn was!

David has an incredible still of being able to capture moments that feel unique, intimate, and timeless. He is extremely knowledgeable of his craft and has an arsenal of creativity that just makes him a joy to be around. We are so excited to have been able to capture high-quality photos of our wedding that we will get to look back on for years to come!”

Gracie & Aiden

Frequently Asked

We are based out of Sioux City Iowa, but you can often find us on the road. We are available for work anywhere in the United States and worldwide, so let’s meet and create something beautiful!

Absolutely! Get in touch with us for all-inclusive pricing to any destination. We’d love to hear from you even if you’re in the early stages of planning and haven’t decided on a location yet. We’re more than happy to help you with location scouting to make your vision a reality!

You can view our current travel calendar here!

The typical turnaround time for weddings/elopements is 5-7 weeks. For couples/engagement sessions the turnaround time is 2-3 weeks.

Full resolution digital images will be delivered through a shareable online gallery available for direct download.

At the moment we are exclusively focused on photography, so we are not offering video. We love working alongside other videographers though, and can provide you with a list of quality referrals!

We offer all-inclusive packages to different destinations both in the United States and abroad. You can view our starting prices here.

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Let’s Connect!

We’d love to hear from you. If you connect with our work, reach out and let’s work together!

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