Iowa wedding photographer – Justi & Sam, married in Waterloo

This was probably my most anticipated wedding this year – mainly because it felt like it had been a long time coming!  Justi & Sam originally booked their date with me in the fall of 2015 (officially my ‘furthest out’ wedding couple)!  We met for their engagement photos in the fall of 2016 – and of course, I instantly adored them (how could anyone not?) and couldn’t hardly wait for their wedding (even though we still had another year to wait!) I’m SO happy to have met these two!  Aside from being the sweetest people, they are super in love and just fun to be around.

The wedding day itself was a little unforgiving as far as the weather goes – we definitely could have been luckier – BUT, it didn’t stop the smiles or the laughs.  My second shooter Jenni came armed with nearly a dozen clear umbrellas to ensure some outdoor wedding party photos (you’re so amazing, Jenni!!)


Justi & Sam,

You guys are such an inspiring pair, and I’m so happy I was able to be there for you guys on your wedding day!  Thank you – from the very bottom of my heart – for trusting me with your memories, and for allowing me to do what I love!  I wish you two many many more years of happiness together, and hope only great things for your future!

Here for you always!

Chelsea 🙂



The Creative Team:

Ceremony Venue: St. Edwards Catholic Chuch, Waterloo

Reception Venue: The Hilton Garden Inn

Bridal Dress: Hope’s Bridal Boutique​

Bridesmaid Dresses: Finery Bridal and Trend Boutique​

Groom’s attire: The Backroom

Caterer:  The Hilton Garden Inn

Floral design: Wildflower Florist & Coffee House​

Reception Decor: Hilltop Weddings (Cedar Falls)

Cake & Desserts: Nicole Dlouhy

Popcorn Bar: Here’s What’s Poppin​

Hair & Make up: KJ & Kompany

Assistant Photographer: Jenni Chung 

Entertainment:  LSL Sounds, Luke Lichty

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