- Phone: 319-398-8352
Get to know the people behind Corridor Wedding Guide.™
Becky Appleby, Business Owner, Freelance Writer and Photographer
When you’re from the Midwest, it’s hard to stray too far from home. I grew up in eastern Iowa before heading off to college, where I majored in photography. Shortly after getting married, my husband and I moved to Madison, Wisconsin to start our photography studio. We started with weddings, transitioned to a full-service portrait studio, and then refocused on weddings, adding a photo booth rental company to complement our photography business. Fifteen years, we decided the time was right to move to Cedar Rapids, which included being closer to family.
It surprises people to know I’m actually an outgoing, shy, introvert. But when you run your own business, you have put yourself out there. When I’m not photographing, writing for clients, or dealing with all the “behind-the-scenes” stuff that comes with being self-employed, I have four kids to keep me busy. If there is any time left in my day, I run or maybe work on house renovations. There is never enough time.
The Wedding Guide
From the moment I met Nicky, I was excited for the opportunities the Corridor Wedding Guide had to help connect brides and grooms with wedding professionals. As a small business owner myself, I’m passionate about helping other small business owners. It’s very important to me to support local people who are working hard to make a difference in their community. I want to help area wedding professionals to be successful, so I feel that the work I do for the Corridor Wedding Guide is invaluable.
Stacie Ricklefs, Photographer + Guest Contributor
Mother. Wife. Artist. Designer. Photographer.
I’m Stacie, an artistic soul throughout!
I love colors and pattern and how they can invoke a feeling or emotion. I’m inspired daily by the most basic of things and love being able to incorporate that into my photography and design. Life is beautiful when you just open your eyes and look around you!
Since childhood I always knew I wanted to be some sort of artist when I grew up. I spent a lot of time as a child drawing, creating and taking pictures on my awesome purple 110 camera that my mom got for me from Avon – guess they are more than just beauty products! And although I don’t feel “grown up” yet, I feel blessed to be able to have accomplished this dream by spending my days as a photographer and designer.
- Phone: 319-398-8352
Becky is a business owner, freelance writer and photographer that publishes our interview series, Local Wedding Professionals: Expert Advice & Tips.