ABOUT summer

meet the photographer

a 21 year old girl just simply chasing her dreams.

I grew up in the heart of the midwest along the back roads of southeast Iowa with my seven brothers and two sisters. My parents taught us to love the Lord, work hard for our dreams, and to never give up on them. After picking up a toy camera one day when I was 8, I knew I wanted to become a wedding photographer. I started this business in the summer of 2014, right after my junior year of high school, and after a lot of determination and dedication, I was able to turn this wild dream into my reality!

Today, I STILL live on the back roads pursuing my dream, but now my dream is even more complete. I am married to my best friend, Lavon, and we've been together for two years. I shoot weddings and portrait sessions year round, and being able to dedicate all of my time to something I really love is a huge blessing to me!

MEET SUMMER

hello there

welcome to our
happily ever after!

We started dating two years ago after I helped shoot his brother's wedding! We hung out at a bonfire after the wedding, and noticing that I was cold, he gave me his sweatshirt. Everyone around was shocked because Lavon is ALWAYS cold. We started dating a month after that and have never looked back once! We got married on July 14, 2018, went to Jamaica for our honeymoon, and now love every day together more and more. Lavon is more kind, humble, and thoughtful than any person I've ever met, so he is by far my better half. Marrying him was the best decision I've ever made, the easiest "Yes!" and "I do!", and it happened to be the most amazing day of my life.

He’s always making me laugh, surprising me with little acts of kindness, and grilling his famous burgers for me for dinner. More than anything, we love to travel, spend time with family and friends, go on walks, run errands together, and binge-watch Friends.

MEET THE ROPPS

hello there

MY HUSBAND

(My sweetheart, my best friend, my soulmate.)

PHOTOGRAPHS

(They say it's my love language.)

OLD FARMHOUSES

(Someday I want to build one.)

ICE CREAM

(I don't eat anything else.)

JESUS CHRIST

(The greatest example of love and service.)

MY family

(Ugh I love them so much...and yes, all 14 of them.)

THE BEACH

(And why do I live in Iowa again???)

HOME DESIGN

(basically all things Joanna Gaines, neutral, and bright.)

TRAVELING

(Currently on my bucket list: go EVERYWHERE.)

Blush

(I maybe, just maybe...am a little obsessed.)

PEONIES

(Can my entire yard be full of these?)

FRIENDS

(I was talking about the show, but I guess my real friends too!)

Golden hour

(The time of day that looks the most like heaven.)

NEXT FAVORITE

My Favorite Things

Print your images. I provide gorgeous albums that your family will enjoy forever. 

That your photos don't belong on your iPhone

I Believe

Continue

I love how my couples love each other, and how I can capture
real, true moments.

Nothing makes a photo like a real, authentic laugh.

I Believe

Continue

And let me capture them for you. You'll treasure the memories... and the photos... forever.

That you should live in the moments you want to remember

I Believe

Continue

ALWAYS Classic. ON THE DAILY.

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@SUMMERALISABETH