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A few weeks ago I had the immense pleasure of documenting Ashleigh & Ryan’s wedding at Rapid Creek Cidery! Though it was brutally hot, the day was amazing because nothing – n o t h i n g – beats a sweet couple, wildly in love!

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

July 19, 2019

Ashleigh & Ryan’s Rapid Creek Cidery Wedding

Iowa Wedding Photographer Chelsea Dawn Weddings

Andy & Hayley had the most beautiful wedding. If you think their wedding is as beautiful as I do… you’ll find their love story and proposal even more beautiful. “Andrew and I took a trip we have been talking about doing for a very long time– a trip around Europe! We went with a tour […]

real wedding, wedding day

July 8, 2019

Andy & Hayley Wedding in New Hampton, IA

Derek & Crystal have one of the cutest love stories I’ve ever heard. I absolutely have to share that with you! “On Saturday, May 5th, 2018 – our senior year of college – Derek had me convinced that we needed to head back to Fairbank for a graduation/birthday lunch at his grandparents’ house with the […]

real wedding, wedding day

June 28, 2019

Derek & Crystal’s Fairbank Wedding

Emilee & Colton’s wedding was SO MUCH FUN. Emilee had one of the nicest group of bridesmaids I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! You could feel how much love everyone had for Emilee & Colton all day long.

real wedding, wedding day

June 18, 2019

Emilee & Colton | Wedding in Solon, IA

Amy’s sister first reached out to me last fall – and one line in particular really stuck out to me: “I’m hoping to find someone who can beautifully capture their spirit”. That isn’t always an easy thing to do, but I think because they love so fully and openly, it was impossible *not* to capture the spirit they naturally radiate.

real wedding, wedding day

June 13, 2019

Amy & Mike|Wedding at St. Edward’s in Waterloo, IA

Party bus kiss

A little over a week ago I flew out to Baltimore to photograph Holly and Ian’s wedding in Joppa, Maryland. It was an absolutely GORGEOUS day! Ian’s grandfather officiated the outdoor ceremony on the same property of St. Mary’s Assumption. Holly & Ian met their senior year at the University of South Carolina. The first […]

intimate ceremony, non traditional wedding, Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

May 29, 2019

Holly & Ian’s Destination Wedding in Joppa, Maryland

Ian & Holly's Slavic wedding in Joppa Maryland

Mike & Amela’s wedding at Sunnyside Golf & Country Club was everything (and then some!): A sweet story of love & re-connection, the joining of two families, traditional Bosnian wedding elements, and an amazing time with their friends and family.   Mike & Amela, Thank you SO much for trusting me to document your special […]

Outdoor wedding, real wedding, wedding day

May 16, 2019

Amela & Mike | Wedding at Sunnyside Golf & Country Club

Sunnyside Golf & Country Club Wedding

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

A sweet couple, so in love & the most gorgeous florals we’ve ever seen!

Bride Tribe & Groom Room Series, real wedding, wedding day

February 25, 2018

Jared and Lindsay’s Cedar Falls, IA Wedding

 “-20 day, but a perfect day. Love was everywhere and everyone was all smiles. We felt so loved and blessed. From the cute flower girls, you couldn’t take your eyes off to the parents glowing for their kids entering marriage… it literally was a NYE we will never forget. We could not ask for better […]

Bride Tribe & Groom Room Series, real wedding, wedding day

January 11, 2018

Lukas & Baileigh’s NYE wedding in Fort Dodge, IA

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