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I think being an photographer in Iowa (heck, a Midwest photographer, let’s be real) is a pretty big challenge in and of itself I mean, let’s talk about it for just a sec 🙂 We have to work around the most unpredictable weather: hot, humid summers, super frigid winters (-20 is my breaking point, I’ve […]


March 28, 2018

Shoot and Share contest results 2018

Iowa photographer Chelsea Dawn Weddings

Wedding season kicked off on an amazing foot! Cat and Ben had an intimate wedding with only their immediate families at the Brown Bottle in Waterloo. On St. Patrick’s Day!  Their wedding was later featured on The Babetown Collective (and this photo actually placed in Click Magazine’s “Voice Competition” in the Love and Connection category!) […]

Personal, Year in review

December 20, 2017

2017 Recap – Two new nieces, four trips, and some cool awards

Chelsea Dawn Weddings - a year in review 2017

I don’t know what exactly was going on with me on the inside, but I knew this baby needed to get here – the sooner, the better!


March 14, 2016

Iowa photographer – Out of the office – Baby Fin is here!

Baby Fin
chelsea dawn weddings

take a peek