Photos for Father’s Recap


Photos for Fathers
was an amazing morning with over 50 guests
enjoying family, food, and fun!
DMMB photos for fathers day event

A huge thank you to everyone who joined for our first Photos for Fathers event on Saturday, June 2 at Twisted Vine Brewery. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to spend the morning recognizing the wonderful men in our lives.

In addition to having a fun photo taken with dad, families enjoyed breakfast treats from Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels Urbandale, Echo’s Cookie Shop, and The Coffeesmith. The kids made cute picture frames for their new photo…all just for dad!

Photos for Fathers recap


Event Partners

Twisted Vine Brewery hosted this unique opportunity for dads and their family members. 

Born in the rolling hills of an Iowa winery, Twisted Vine Brewery set out with a simple mission to create shockingly good beer, even if it meant bending a few rules along the way. Join them as they twist some vines, share the best of times and change minds—about what beer can and should be. They are reformed working stiffs on a mission to hand-craft unique, palatable, and unpretentious beers. A little tongue-in-cheek and perhaps too fond of coloring outside the lines, they believe in a community of fun-loving, open-minded imbibing. So grab a beer and spread some cheer, leave your troubles at the door, and raise another pour.

Founded by Brian Sabus, Steve Becker, and Steve Breman, Twisted Vine Brewery has been brewing beer for over five years, steadily expanding into multiple bars throughout Central Iowa in that time. In 2015, Jasen Garrett and Paul Galloway joined as partners. All avid homebrewers with a passion for creating great beer, they look forward to introducing more beer lovers throughout Iowa and the region to Twisted Vine Brewery. 


Amber Kline Photography captured unique images for your photo session.

Her tagline is “Saving memories one picture at a time!”
Amber loves capturing memories in the most creative way possible and freezing them in time.



Craft Sponsor

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center provided a fun craft for the kiddos.

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center helps students find confidence and success. Evidence-based programs help students in the areas of reading, math, writing, speech, language and social skills. They offer small group and individual sessions to provide a tailored program to meet each child’s academic and communication needs. Their free screenings can help determine if your child is on the path to success. Learn more about Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center or check out them out on Facebook!

Food & Drink Partners


Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels Urbandale is located at 11985 Hickman Road, Urbandale. They are a premium coffeehouse featuring high quality, handcrafted beverages and food. Attendees enjoyed coffee and an assortment of Shmearfuls, bite-sized shmear-filled bagels in several different flavor options as well as Caribou’s refreshing sparkling Green Tea Lemonade. 



Every cookie, candy, and cake from Echo’s Cookie Shop is handmade exclusively for you with love and that is the yummiest part about it. Their mission is to create for you! They strive to provide customers with high quality, handmade cookies, candy, and cakes made exclusively for your special occasion. Echo’s is founded on integrity and honesty with the goal of making bouquets that bring joy to my customers’ faces. 



The Coffeesmith exists to not only provide a handcrafted artisan beverage but to also forge creativity among the community.  Everyone is a “smith” of something, and Coffeesmith aims to provide a destination for discovery.



Crystal Clear Water Logo Stacked BLUCrystal Clear Bottled Water is the only locally owned and operated business proudly serving Des Moines since 1975. Every day, Crystal Clear provides delivery of pure, safe bottled water and coffee products to customers across Iowa. And, water treatment systems provide quality water for home and office every day.

Serving West Des Moines, Clive, Grimes, Granger, Ankeny, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, and Indianola from the Des Moines location and serving many other cities in Iowa through one of their distributors.

Swag Partners

Each dad took home an awesome swag bag valued at over $100 with items and certificates from these great partners:

5 Star Nutrition Urbandale
Animal Lifeline of Iowa
Back Country
Cairbou Coffee and Bagels
Dirty Bird Soap
Fenders Brewing
Flix Brewhouse
Garage Gals
G & L Clothing
Good Beards
Little Secrets
LOF Xpress
Lotta Pop
Mars Cafe
Mr. B
Pure Romance by Mitzi Gezel
Range Grill + Golf
Simply Soothing
Smarty Pants Vitamins
Timber Ridge Cattle

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Stacie is an Iowa native, living in Urbandale with her tall, dark, and handsome husband, Kyle (May 2014). They share their home with the lights of their life, their son, Calvin (August 2015), and daughter Sylvia (April 2019). They have a dog, Heidi, a cat, Frankie, and a Beta fish, JoJo. By day, Stacie is the Director of Development for Animal Lifeline of Iowa. By night, she’s a kid-chaser, Pinterest-recipe chef, Instant-Pot meal creator, thrift-shop find make-over artist, DIY project amateur who enjoys reading, hanging out with her family...along with an occasional girls’ night out.



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