Figge Wedding Venue in Davenport, Iowa | Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Davenport Wedding Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

There are many venues in the Quad Cities when it comes to choosing your wedding reception location. I want to share more and document receptions that I have been in that really truly do provide the best lighting = the best photos. 

A photographer's eye perceives a room completely different than that of what may look appealing to the public. 

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Lighting is everything

Natural light is always the best option when it comes to your reception. If you can choose a location that provides you with the best natural light, you will be set. 

The Figge is an amazing location because of the large windows that face the river. It lets in a tremendous amount of light and will provide you a nice setting during your reception. 

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All decor done by Tamara Wendt Design.

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Consider Cocktail Hour

Cocktail hour usually takes place at the reception location, one thing to consider is the spaces your venue provides for where the cocktail hour will take place. 

Another great option with the Figge is they have the outside landing/stairs facing the river. Guests love this option because they can still be part of the party whether it's at cocktail hour or later on in the evening, to get a breath of fresh air and enjoy their time with you at your wedding. 

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Stay tuned for my next favourite venue location! 

2018 wedding dates are filling up fast! If you are looking to book your wedding call me today to reserve your date: 563-676-3980

Kelly + Mike Engagement Session | Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Davenport Wedding Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

Last week I had the chance to photograph Kelly and Mike for their engagement session. They are getting married in November at the Mississippi River Distillery and I am so excited for their wedding!!

Kelly was handed down her engagement ring from her grandmother. A family heirloom which Kelly truly treasures. How beautiful is it?? (Scroll down to the bottom to see!) 

Of course, we wanted to capture some engagement photos so we started with their two absolutely adorable dogs which I am so happy we did! I mean, just look at them!! 

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We started with some photos in Davenport and finishing off in Rock Island, Kelly and Mike are such a gorgeous couple. Kelly's makeup is by me. 

Looking forward to photographing these two again in November for their wedding!! 

My 2018 wedding dates are filling up fast if you or someone you know is in need of a photographer! Call me at 563.676.3980

Leanne & Andrew TPC John Deere Run Wedding | Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Iowa City Wedding Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

Saturday, September 9th was the perfect day, with the best weather you can imagine. Leanne and Andrew got married at TPC John Deere Run in Silvis, IL. 

Leanne and Andrew met at Grumpy's here in Davenport and got engaged in Montana in May of 2016, they were obviously meant for each other and you'll see as soon as you start scrolling through these pictures. Leanne has an absolute heart of gold and Andrew is the kindest man you will ever meet. To document their special day and to be included in such a huge moment in their lives is such a special honour to me. 

Thank you to all the vendors who made the day absolutely incredible!

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If you or someone you know is looking for a wedding photographer, my 2018 dates are filling up fast! Call me today to book your wedding! 563.676.3980

 

 

 

Fall Family Session Giveaway! | Quad Cities Family Photography | Davenport Family Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Family Session Giveaway!

Fall is around the corner, you can feel it in the air, and we all know that between September - December, it flies by faster than you can blink! 

Fall is one of thee most beautiful times of the year to get family photos, and not only that but the weather is the easiest to dress for! No better time than to set aside an evening with your family. 

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The Details

This year I am giving away one FULL family session valued at $950 and it includes: 

  • 1 Hour of time
  • Up to 6 family members
  • 30-50 digital images delivered via an online gallery and/or USB.
  • 1 16x20" Ready to mount Canvas of the photo of your choice
  • Online gallery to share with family and friends

*If you are located outside the Quad Cities there may be a travel fee. 

Enter below by subscribing to my email newsletter here!

 

Giveaway ends September 14th! 

Winner will be contacted via email! 

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Ninwa + Ayman Engagement | Quad Cities Engagement Photography | Davenport Wedding Photography | Black hawk Hotel Wedding

Miriam Bulcher

Ninwa contacted me a few weeks ago for a photographer for their Engagement party. I got excited immediately and we met up. Ninwa has an absolute heart of gold! She told me that she and Ayman had just got engaged a week prior, except he was living in North Carolina and they wanted to throw a party and have it be a very special occasion! 

I have a soft spot in my heart for long distance relationships as my husband and I were long distance for almost 3 years in total, so I knew exactly how special this was to her and Ayman.

We did some Engagement Photos on Saturday here in Davenport and then the Engagement Party was on Sunday at Hotel Blackhawk. Let me tell you, this couple knows fashion, let me just show you:  

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Ninwa and Ayman have an electric connection, when you are around them you can't help but just smile. They are so in love, I think my mouth hurt after the engagement party was over because I was smiling the whole time! 

Here is a video showing how amazing their night really was: 

DJ: Chris Carroll DJ

Video: Diamond Label Films

Cake: Oh So Sweet by Tiphanies

Contact me to book your wedding photographer! 2018 dates are going fast!

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Ricci family | Quad Cities Family Photography | Toronto family photography

Miriam Bulcher

Samantha and I met when I was going to school in Toronto, Ontario back in 2008, we hit it off right away and I remember her finding out I was engaged and telling my then new fiance that if he didn't treat me right, she would hunt him down! All in jest and good nature, of course, she is a friend you always dream of and has a heart of gold. 

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Fast forward 9 years and she lives outside Toronto, while I am in Iowa, how our lives have changed! Since we were making a road trip through Niagara Falls she invited us to have dinner with us and we snapped some pictures afterward! Samantha and I haven't seen each other since 2010 and so this reunion was so overdue! 

Samantha and her husband Danny have the most adorable three children you will ever meet. Our boys are super close in age and had a ball playing together. If only we lived closer! 

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I hope you enjoy these photos! 

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If you are looking to get some family photos done, I have a few spots open this fall! Call me at 563.676.3980

Shelly + Frank 20 year anniversary | Quad Cities Wedding Photography | Davenport Weddings

Miriam Bulcher

I had hosted a giveaway this past time for a portrait session. The reason I had posted this is that I really wanted women to experience the "portrait experience" and feel empowered for a day! Shelly was the winner of this giveaway and she asked me if there was a possibility that instead of having photos of just herself, she could do it with her husband. Of course, I said yes because it is so important to not only document our lives but that of a marriage and especially one that is 20 years young! 

Shelly came to my studio in Davenport first before the session to get her hair and makeup done. Then we went outside to get some beautiful sunset shots of her and Frank. They hadn't had pictures done together since their wedding day! 

Shelly, you are stunning and I am so glad that you asked me to photograph the two of you together! Happy 20 year Anniversary! 

Do you want to capture beautiful memories with your loved one? Call me today to schedule your session! 563.676.3980

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Makenna + Bryce | Quad Cities Wedding Photography | Davenport Engagement Photography

Miriam Bulcher

I met Makenna through a local business group here in the Quad Cities in May, she is so so sweet and we became acquaintances right away. A little later on I was looking for some anniversary photos of my husband and me, so I contacted her to see if she was interested, and not only was she interested but we decided to swap services! I love supporting my fellow photographers and really believe that helping each other out is the only way to succeed in life and business. 

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It turns out that Makenna's session was a little bit extra special because she and Bryce are expecting a baby!! She had the absolute cutest balloon and sign and I'm in love with them. They are so genuine and are just so in love and excited for this baby, I didn't want to leave! 

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2018 Wedding dates are becoming limited. To book your wedding or schedule your engagement session today, please call me! 563.676.3980

Emily Custodio | Quad Cities Family & Newborn Photography | Bettendorf Family Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Meet Emily Custodio

My dear friend Hannika, just had her baby Emily on June 30th and I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing her for the first time! 

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I went over to Hannika's house on Sunday because I don't think a new mom should leave the house so soon after having her baby! Recovery is so important especially in the first 6 weeks. We started with makeup for mom (because who doesn't love to have their makeup done?) and then took some lifestyle photos of the baby, her brother, parents, and grandparents! 

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Thank you Hannika, for allowing me to be a part of such a special time in your lives. It's a pleasure to know you and congratulations on your new addition! <3 

To view more photos please watch here! 

Call me today to schedule your family session! 563.676.3980