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First things first – holy hidden Iowan gem!  It was my first time visiting Coon Rapids and it sure didn’t disappoint!  Metting Mary + Troy made me that much more excited to photograph their wedding next July! Do you know what makes an awesome engagement session? A dog that listens when you tell the couple […]


August 15, 2018

Mary + Troy, engagement session in Coon Rapids, IA

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Heather & Dustin’s engagement session at the Waterloo Center was fantastic! They are getting married here in December and I can’t wait to meet their sweet daughter, whose also their flower girl. I absolutely love getting to know our couples and hear all about how they met. Heather said, “Dustin was out with some friends […]


August 8, 2018

Heather & Dustin engagement session

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Katlyn + Nick’s engagement session in Cedar Falls, IA was in the perfect time of year. October has the most beautiful fall coloring, and the weather is perfect! I love learning more about our couples than just about their wedding. So Katlyn sent us over a little bit about their love story. “We are a […]


June 27, 2018

Katlyn & Nick Engagement session at Prarie Lakes, Cedar Falls, IA

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Jennifer and David were the absolute sweetest couple. They brought their sweet pup along to their session at Waterwork Park in Des Moines. I don’t know about you, but those shots with the engagement ring and the puppy paws, they just make my heart melt. Jennifer sent us her proposal story and it’s perfect. You […]


June 11, 2018

Jennifer & David Engagement session at Waterworks Park, Des Moines

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Being an Iowa Wedding Photographer, I get to meet a lot of couples. I had the opportunity to capture Karen & Tyler’s love story last November. How perfect are they and their dogs? Also, I have never seen dogs do the “hipster” pose before, and these dogs nailed it.


June 5, 2018

Karen & Tyler Engagement session at Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area

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The snuggliest Bulldogs, ever, a surprise photobomb, and a Pretty Woman moment on the staircase.  Katie and Brad officially have my heart!   Aside from being an Iowa wedding and engagement photographer, I’m also an avid dog lover.  When Katie told me she wanted to include her pups in their engagement photos, I about jumped […]


March 21, 2018

Brad & Katie’s Engagement Session in Marion, IA

Iowa wedding Photographer Marion & Cedar Rapids Photographer Chelsea Dawn Weddings

Jaden and Jeff are kind of like unicorns.  Two beautiful souls you weren’t sure even existed – and when you find them, you don’t want to let them go because you can’t stand to see the magic disappear.  Haha.  Okay, maybe that was a touch dramatic.  I can’t convey how much I enjoyed their session […]


December 1, 2017

Jaden & Jeff Engagement Session in Clear Lake, IA

Iowa wedding photographer - Clear Lake engagement session

Kelli & Taylor’s engagement session was an absolute blast to capture in Waverly, Iowa. This location has all sorts of unique views and bridges to shoot on. Their love for each other was magical. as magical as my favorite ring shot! What a gorgeous ring, and awesome couple to work with.


November 5, 2017

Kelli + Taylor engagement session in Waverly, Iowa

Abby & Trevor met and quickly became good friends.  It wasn’t for a while into their friendship that they decided to take the leap into something more.  And now they’re engaged and planning a beautiful wedding in Basalt, Colorado!  Their love is seriously the sweetest kind, and they made engagement sessions look almost too easy […]


October 20, 2017

Iowa wedding and engagement photographer – Abby & Trevor’s UNI engagement

UNI engagement sessions are kind of the best.

Baileigh & Lukas are simply the cutest. It’s no surprise they’ve made such a gorgeous little baby boy (whom I lovingly referred to as “boss baby” while I edited these photos. Why Boss Baby? because a) he kind of looks like boss baby and b) he was a TOUGH cookie when it came to smiling!  […]


October 19, 2017

Cedar Falls wedding photographer – Baileigh & Lukas | engaged

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