We fully believe that your wedding photography should be an experience; and so much more than just a vendor showing up on your wedding day. If you're just checking photography off of your wedding 'to-do' list then we may not be the fit for you. We are all about connection and finding friendship in our clients. We want to get to know you so deeply that we show up and feel like an old friend that just so happens to be photographing your wedding. We want to be your cheerleaders, your sounding board, and your team. Creating connections is what we do, and we want to love you like family.
We will guide you through the whole process from outfits for your engagement session, to timeline creation, color choices, wedding day tips. Every step of the way - we'll be there for you (cue FRIENDS intro music). For real though. We are here for you, and we've got your back every step of the way. Are you looking for someone to text photos to for engagement session attire approval? Done. Looking for someone to fluff your hair & fix your makeup? Got it! Need someone to pin boutonnieres when no one else can seem to figure it out? We got you girl! We are here for you from start to finish for anything you need. Remember, you're family! And there's nothing we wouldn't do for family.
If you haven't met us yet; we are Sandra & Liana! Together we make up Fieldstone Photography. We have a love affair with iced coffee (who doesn't?!), going to the gym, and girls nights out. We are both believers, girl moms, dog lovers, QC Natives, Essential Oil lovers, and huge softies when it comes to beautiful love stories.
To learn more about us, meet our families, and view our work click below.
My name is Cassandra but my friends call me Sandra! I was born and raised in the gold ol' corn husking state of Iowa, and plan to call this my home forever. I am always down for a good adventure 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 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.
Cyle and I met through a mutual friend in college! It was not your typical love story since we both met each other and told our friend that we would NEVER date each other. Six months later we ate our words and started dating.
Life seemed to happen at warp speed with Cyle. We dated for eight months, were engaged for nine months, purchased a home together 3 months before we got married, and then had four kids within our first five years of marriage.
While I wouldn't recommend jamming that much life into such a short amount of time, it seems to have worked for us and we've got an amazing life that we love that includes four of the craziest, most amazing little girls you've ever met.
Meet the four little girls that made me a mama! Yes, they are REALLY close together, and yes, I DO have my hands full :) Our girls range from 13 months apart to 20 months apart. Ellie & Addie are homeschooled by my mom (who is a saint!), and Evie and Izzie are still too young for school so they kick it with me all day! Family is SUPER important to me. My mom was a stay-at-home mom while I was a kid and it was always a dream of mine to stay home with my kids. While I also have dreams and ambitions past being a mother I also believe that a work-life balance exists and you don't have to choose your kids or work, you can have both. I absolutely love being a mom. It is one of the most challenging yet most rewarding things I have ever done.
There is a reason why I take photographs… I am terrible at words! So here is my best shot at an intro, I am Liana - a Wedding & Family Portrait Photographer for Fieldstone. My husband, Drake, and I met by swiping right on a stupid app, yep a true Tinerella love story! When I am not documenting a wedding or chasing your family around a field I am at the gym, spending the day in PJs with my mini me, grabbing tacos and margs with a friend or dangerously browsing Target. I am a super straightforward human being and have a huge heart for the little people! Before I fell in love with photography I actually used to teach preschool. I love to laugh and enjoy random adventures. I can't wait to get to know you better!
In case you missed it... Drake and I met while I was finishing college in
Indiana through the wonderful world of Tinder and were married 8 months later on May 30, 2015. He is my best friend and a total rock for our family. We love laughing together watching stand up comedy and hiking in the summer!
Emery joined our crew in June of 2018 and we both agree life is SO much more enjoyable with her around! She is a spitting image of her daddy... but totally has my attitude. Whoops!
Besides being a photographer, I am living out my dream job of being a stay at home mom! I love being creative and accomplishing business goals, but what brings me the most joy is spending the day in PJs with my little girl. Skyla is our one and only furbaby! She has been around longer then Drake or Emery! I adopted Skyla while I was in college and trained her to be my service dog after some major health complications associated with a heart surgery I had Freshman year of college. She has since retired to normal dog activities.
From day one our experience is curated to make the entire wedding planning process as seamless as possible. We offer so much more than just day-of photography. Wouldn't you expect as much from your best friend?! We love to spoil our clients with our luxury experience which includes the following and more:
> We'll send you a FSP Bridal Guide to assist in the entire wedding process
> We will give you a complete list of local vendor recommendations for some of the BEST wedding professionals around
> We will send you an engagement session + wedding questionnaire so that we can accomplish exactly what you are dreaming
> We will capture your engagement with an adventure filled one-of-a-kind session customized completely to your desires!
> We will provide an Engagement Session wardrobe guide + styling
> We will create a Wedding Day Timeline customized specifically to your needs
> We'll attend your wedding from getting ready to dancing the night away!
> We will bring a professional second photographer along for the whole day (who has just as much enthusiasm as I do for your amazing wedding day!)
> You will receive SAME DAY previews of some of our favorite images!
> We'll capture your love story in a one-of-a-kind way
There are so many aspects of a wedding day to plan, and it can be hard to figure out where to splurge and where to skimp. Our philosophy is that you will eat your cake, dance to the music, sit at your table, and after the wedding is over that will all be gone. But the one thing that will last from your wedding day is your photography! This is the piece that will allow you to live your day over and over again, and remember all of those fun moments, all the feelings, and all of those important details that you've planned.
We are drawn to laughter and joy. We want your images to exude the happiness that you are feeling on the best day of your life! We love to laugh & joke with our couples all throughout your wedding day. It helps put you at ease and it brings out your best when it comes to portrait time! If this speaks to you then you are TOTALLY a Fieldstone Bride!
All weddings come with a schedule to keep and events that need to happen. But we pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere of joy and love rather than being a time warden for your big day. We never want to rush you or worry you that there isn't enough time. We build your timeline with YEARS of experience and you in mind; and when all else fails we are excellent at our job and know how to get stuff done. Our goal for you is to spend the day drinking Mimosas with your girls, holding hands with your man, and chatting with all of your friends and family that have traveled so far for this momentous occasion!
Ok, ok, so you really don't have to have a fur baby to be a Fieldstone Bride... but we LOVE dogs. We welcome them to any engagement session or wedding and love it when our couples choose to include their pups in their love story. And what doesn't brighten someone's day like seeing adorable photos of animals?!
WE LOVE DETAILS!!! All of those small details are the icing on your wedding day and truly help to thread the story of your day together. Plus you spend so much time planning all of these intricate details that it would be a shame to not remember them! We especially love details that have extra meaning behind them; your Grandma's Bible, his Dad's tie clip, a popcorn bar because you bonded over movies & snacks. Details are so much more than just superficial things and we want you to remember them forever.
Your wedding party really helps to set the tone for your big day! If they are excited it will help you to get excited. We love it when Bridal Parties are ready to have a good time with us and make your day even that much more memorable. We work hard to keep portraits light and fun for all involved - but a fun wedding party is a key ingredient in that as well! And there's nothing better then a group of fun people ready to party.
"There are no words that could possibly describe our wedding with Fieldstone Photography. Cassandra and Liana were amazing to work with! I was a pretty particular person when it came to the wedding and the pictures that I wanted. Cassandra went prior to the wedding to the photo site so she could scope out the location and sunlight to make sure we would get the best possible pictures. Let me tell you when I say our pictures are stunning, I mean it. We also appreciated her responsiveness and she was not only our photographer but such a knowledgeable resource from her vast experiences with vendors in the Quad Cities. We cannot reiterate enough how great they were and what they meant to us and our special day. They meshed so well with our personalities and were understanding of our large families needs. We are forever grateful for their professionalism, attitude, sincerity, effort throughout our journey, and most importantly our perfect day captured for us to remember forever."
-Julie & Kevin
"Since day one Cassandra was nothing less than extremely understanding and attentive to our vision. Of all our decisions, deciding to book her as our photographer was our best. Her attention to detail and obvious passion for what she does make her services worth every penny and more! Fieldstone Photography captured our day perfectly and put my mind at ease with detailed planning and scheduling. I would highly recommend her to any bride that is hoping to have timeless photos that will capture the essence of their wedding day."
-Alexandra & Cody
Sandra is absolutely amazing! I knew way before my hubby and I were even engaged that Fieldstone was our top choice for photography. Several friends had her shoot their weddings and the photos were GORGEOUS. I was sold. Upon getting engaged, we reached out and booked our date with Sandra. This was a seamless process. We had a blast getting to know Sandra during our engagement pictures (hello! these turned out beautifully too). She took the time to guide us through putting together our wedding day schedule and had many ideas to implement. Leading up to the wedding, if we had questions/concerns Sandra promptly and graciously responded. On our wedding day it was literally raining sideways. As a bride, that's a bit stressful. We had to move all of our photo taking inside, but Sandra ran with it and took the most stunning portraits! Throughout our wedding day Sandra was able to coordinate people to get all the photos we wanted, as well as take lots of memorable candids. We're so grateful that Fieldstone Photography captured our big day. We would recommend Sandra to anyone looking for a creative, prompt, and gracious photographer.
-Jessica & Justin
"I would recommend Fieldstone Photography a million times over! I knew before the question was even popped that FSP would be "the one" for me. She was very professional and organized, unlike myself, which was really beneficial to me. I truly was amazed by the story she was able to capture on my beautiful, chaotic day. Thank you so much for the privilege of working alongside you and your business"
-Brittany & Austin
Kind words from Past Fieldstone Couples