HEY! I'm Chelsea :) Wife, mom of 3, and a gal obsessed with weddings, hot sauce, true crime podcasts, and hilarious TV shows (those last two sound alittle contradicting, I know, but it's all about balance, amiright?!)
I have the BEST couples and am forever grateful to them for allowing me to do what I love every single day <3
I caught the travel bug at a super young age! I've been to 19 countries and hope to see a few more in this lifetime. I love learning about different cultures. I've been lucky enough to photograph a few destination weddings in Colorado, Maryland, Utah, Minnesota, and Missouri. (side note - it's my DREAM to photograph a Disney wedding as well as one on Kauai!)
Continental US travel rate - 800.00 *
International + HI & AK - 1600.00 *
I am ALL about helping you keep a fun, light-hearted perspective about your day. Whether we are in the planning stages, photographing getting ready, your family formals, your wedding party, or just you and your partner, I love to bring that feel-good-energy along with me so that you can enjoy your day, being stress-free and 100% in the moment with your partner!
Life is heckin' short. We are here for such a short little blip, and I believe photos are the best way of holding onto & passing down our memories. Sure, they're also great for social media and Christmas cards. But it's the living legacy I'm providing to my clients that really fills my cup!
Chelsea Dawn Weddings is 100% inclusive for folks stemming from all orientations, religions, nationalities, and walks of life. LGBTQIA couples are always welcome!
The Keepsake + 2 hours
Extended engagement + 2nd photographer
USB + 800.00 album credit
The Essential + 2 hours
1 hour engagement
6 hours of coverage
8 consecutive hours
(Generally getting ready - first dances)
One thoroughly trained, awesome,
top-of-their craft photographer
Edited and delivered by me
Professional, seasoned, and awesome
1-2 hour sessions
5 hour minimum for Saturdays
Once you're booked, you can officially reap the benefits of being a CDW couple! You'll receive a private client portal, access to unique heirloom prints and products, invaluable support from other CDW couples, help building your customized wedding day timeline, and last but not least - you get me, your hype-gal for life!
I have heard many stories from people who were not fully happy with their wedding photographers. Fortunately for us, we have nothing but wonderful things to say about Chelsea Dawn Weddings. Chelsea not only captured beautiful engagement and wedding photos, but she also helped me with the wedding planning process. She is sweet as can be and always makes you feel like a priority! Consider yourself lucky if your wedding pictures are in Chelsea's hands.
Chelsea exceeded our photography expectations in every way. From the moment we met at the start of our day, I knew I wouldn’t have to worry and that we were in good hands. We will recommend (and have recommended) her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. She’s the best!
Chelsea is our favorite. She is seriously not just a photographer but the greatest person ever on the most important day of your life! She was amazing from the moment we contacted her to ask if she could be our wedding photographer. I found her through Instagram and after reading her blog and messaging her, I knew we had found the one. She’s absolutely amazing and her job is flawless. She is kind and accommodating and our experience with her exceeded all of our expectations.
Email // email@example.com
Happily serving Cedar Falls, Waverly, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, Clear Lake, the rest of Iowa and then some :)