the blog

welcome to

Hi. It’s me, Chelsea. Coming up for air really quick to bring you a post about all of my favorite items that are helping me survive a hectic (albeit FUN) wedding season!  Right now I’m in the middle of a 17-wedding streak (first weekend off is still over a month away – but I can […]

behind the scenes, Bride Tribe & Groom Room Series, Tips & Planning

July 19, 2019

Surviving Wedding Season

Chelsea Dawn Weddings

By now it’s probably no secret – I just like sparkly things. Wedding and engagement rings are some of my favorite details to photograph on a wedding day (and I always try to set aside time to do them justice!). Something about these precious metals and their gemstones – I don’t know what it is!  […]

behind the scenes

March 10, 2019

Unique Engagement and Wedding Ring Inspiration

I’ve had quite a few people come to me with questions about photographing wedding details.  This is going to address e v e r y t h i n g Wedding details are some of my favorite things to photograph!  They not only help tell the story of the day, but they can help showcase […]

behind the scenes, Bride Tribe & Groom Room Series, Tips & Planning

June 27, 2018

Photographing Wedding Details

Photographing the wedding details in interesting ways

Iowa’s best desserts – from drool-inducing cake-balls, to traditional buttercream frosting cupcakes We are almost to cupcake season!  I mean, wedding season, haha.  I’ve had a ton of fun eating (I mean, PHOTOGRAPHING) all different kinds of wedding desserts over the last few years.  If you’ve ever wondered to yourself, “who makes some of Iowa’s […]

behind the scenes, Tips & Planning, wedding day

April 15, 2018

Iowa’s best desserts

Wedding cupcake display
chelsea dawn weddings

take a peek