We are Sandra & Kate! We're a photography team based in Eastern Iowa. We know that most photography companies you come across are a one-man-show, so you may wonder what exactly is a photography team?! We're so glad that you asked!
What you won't find with Fieldstone is one 'main' photographer and other 'associate' photographers. We are both top tier photographers with extensive experience and training; ready to capture your day in the most beautiful way possible. What you see on our site and social media is a mix of both of us! We have a huge heart for our couples and we come ready to do whatever it takes to give you the best, most stress free day.
While we both are trained in the 'Fieldstone Style', we also both have our own unique way of viewing and capturing our couples. Sandra is all about the small details, loves to experiment with fun epic night-time flash photos, and her absolute favorite photos include huge laughs. Kate is very organized and is excellent at keeping your day on track, her go-to couples photos include movement.
While we differ in some ways, at the core we have the same heart for our couples when it comes to their wedding photography; and that is a heart of service. At the end of your wedding day we want to have given you gorgeous photos to remember all of the moments (big and small) from your day, we want everyone to have had a great time and lots of laughs (even during portrait time!), and we want you to feel celebrated and loved.
It's so nice to meet you!
My name is Cassandra but my friends call me Sandra!
I was born and raised in Iowa, and plan to call this my home forever. I moved to Florida for college but ended up moving back rather quickly, and soon after I found my (now) husband Cyle! Family is very important to both of us and we can't imagine living somewhere without them!
I use way too many exclamation points and say dude way too often. I am always down for a good adventure and am very spontaneous in nature (both a blessing and a curse) and travel is most definitely high on my to-do list for the near future.
I am a mom + wedding photographer, studio owner, Jesus lover, coffee addict, mini-van enthusiast, & spontaneous dancer (if you see me at a wedding, you'll most definitely be seeing that!) I talk with my hands ALWAYS, and get louder the more excited I am (which happens a lot!).
I love dinner dates with friends, car jams with the music way too loud, anything sweet, being barefoot at all times, the color white, and the one week in the spring when all the trees are budding. I am a wife to my husband; Cyle, and a mama to four beautiful (albeit devilish) little girls.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
LITTLE GIRLS I CALL MINE
YEARS I'VE BEEN MARRIED
SWEET PUPS AT HOME
I started Fieldstone in College and taught myself everything I needed to know!
My kiddos range from eight years old down to four years old and they are all girls! I homeschool all four of them and am not sure how I survive but so far so good.
When my husband and I met, neither of us wanted to date each other. But after being friends for six months we just couldn't stay apart. Here we are over a decade later and I've got the best life with my best friend!
I am obsessed with dogs and have never met a pupper that I did not absolutely adore. I've got a senior yorkie at home who has been with me since college and two spunky mini goldendoodles.
It's likely a tie between Atomic & Sbucks; but my toxic trait is thinking that every time I leave the house I need to stop for Iced Coffee and an energy drink.
drive-thru coffee; at all times
leading worship at church
own a flower/tree farm
Gilmore Girls/The Office
reading, when I've got time!
In 2021 Cyle and I traveled to the Oregon coast for a wedding that I was photographing. It was easily my favorite vacation that we have ever taken and the views were beathtaking!
My name is Kate and I am so excited to be a part of the Fieldstone Family!
One of my biggest goals in life is to keep learning, and to travel as much as I can. I am married to my best friend Ryan and we have two 'sour patch pups' that manage to keep us on our toes. Adding to our life adventures - our family is growing, so you can add 'mom' to my titles in early 2023!
I love keeping myself busy at all times and I'm a firm believer in 'embracing your weird' and doing what brings your heart joy and big belly laughs. On top of traveling, concerts, sporting events, and going to comedy shows with my other half; I also love working out, house projects, oversized hoodies and wine... and when time slows down - binge watching shows, cuddling our pups, cookings, and enjoying time with family and friends!
STATES I'VE VISITED
SWEET LITTLE BOY
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
YEARS I'VE BEEN MARRIED
I definitely have the bug for travel and make sure to schedule time for trips with Ryan where we can adventure and explore new places every year!
We are so anxious to meet our little baby boy!!!
I took up photography back in 2017 and quickly fell in love with the creative process and the people! I have been with Fieldstone for the last two years and have loved every minute of it!
My husband will say it took me a whole 30 seconds to change my mind from being unsure about a first date to deciding to go on our first date... and he is 100% correct but it was the best decision I could've ever made!
It had been on my bucket list for years! It is so magical let me tell ya! In 2019 we made the trip and Ryan planned the most perfect surprise proposal in front of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree! I never miss the lighting of the tree!
coffee & mexican food
at a concert or sporting event
A Vanilla Latte