10 Frames: The CVDA 2019 Holiday Party

On December 6, 2019, I photographed the Cedar Valley Dental Associates 20’s themed Christmas party. Like always, it was a blast. The CVDA family never disappoints. My mom started working there this past year and it’s been incredible to watch her gain confidence and friendships after years of being a stay-at-home mom with slightly agoraphobic tendencies. They treat her well, so I know even beyond throwing a great party, they’re great people.

But, this party was also definitely great. Live music, heartfelt & funny speeches, good drinks, fireworks, and lots of laughing in sequined flapper dresses. One of my favorite parts of photographing this party is the “stop & pose” station– where I get to see and photograph everyone in their costumes before they enter the party. There were a lot of great costumes this year, but I picked just two of my favorites for these 10 frames. Tough.

I’ll close out this post by saying I’m especially thankful to Aaron Brummer for asking me back for a second year. Aaron is a great family friend I’ve known for a long time now, and he’s always been so supportive, a literal lifesaver to me & my family more than once. We owe him a lot, so at the very least, if you’re looking for a new dentist– check out CVDA. For real.

Venue: The FABULOUS Beaver Hills Country Club in Cedar Falls, IA. Seriously, they’re phenomenal.

Band: The Wicked Anderson’s! A great band with sweet frontfolks who played a pretty big range of covers.

The full gallery can be found here.