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Make fleeting moments last forever

You deserve the day you've been dreaming of and more. I'm talking sun in the sky, with the people you love having the best freakin' time dancing the day away, and the chance to remember it all! Make the moment last forever with photographs that take you right back to that moment!

Whether you are ready to book or need a little more info, I seriously can't wait to hear from you!





We vibe with couples who aren't afraid to start the dance party at their reception or a little rain during their outdoor ceremony. The kind of couple that says "yeah, we're down." if we have an idea we'd like to try. We're your third wheel-biggest fan-cheerleader dream team there to capture all the big moments and the little details in between. 

When Chelsea isn't behind the camera, she's spending time with her husband, Tyler, and two children. A typical Saturday night consists of an animated movie and popcorn, cuddled with her two littles on the couch. Her fav drink of choice is an unsweet iced tea or a wheat beer. While her kiddos sleep she's binge-watching sweet magnolias or another rom-com show.

Chelsea has been shooting weddings since the spring of 2019.

Chelsea, CEP owner

Here's what you should know...

We want you to be ecstatic... stoked actually about hiring us! We'll be with you the entire day - from the getting-ready moments through the first dances, so tell us how excited you are to meet/hire us because that makes our freakin' day! We'll do our best to make your day as special as your envisioned, but we're not the ones that put you in awkward prom poses (opposite of that actually). Be prepared for some movement to capture authentic laughter and real smiles, because we believe seeing the authentic moments will give you all the feels when you view your final gallery.


frequently asked questions


  • Where are you based out of?
    I live in Osceola, IA, but service all of Des Moines area and beyond.
  • Do you have a studio?
    Yes! My studio is located in my home. I have amazing clients travel 1-2 hours from their home to my studio.
  • Do you provide prints or digital files only?
    I provide digital files, but you have the option of purchasing prints through the online gallery you'll receive from me. It's very convenient! No downloading, then uploading photos on another website!
  • What's your style?
    I love genuine moments that make you feel in that moment. When it comes to family sessions, I provide prompts that create movement. Movement creates natural reactions and those are the moments I LOVE to capture. Maternity and newborn include more poses fused with my lifestyle photography. Although I prefer lifestyle sessions, I offer studio lighting for milestone sessions and baby-only newborn package.
  • When do you schedule sessions?
    Outdoor sessions are scheduled 1-1.5 hours before the sunsets. This is when the lighting is best. Studio sessions are scheduled between 12PM-3PM when lighting is best. Studio lighting sessions (milestone and baby-only newborn) are scheduled between 10AM-3PM.
  • Where will the session be located?
    This is based on the type of session you booked, the questionnaire and the vibe you're trying to achieve. Are you interested in studio, outdoor, city, or the woods? Maybe somewhere like a greenhouse or tree farm? After that's decided, I have several spots to choose from.
  • What do I wear?
    I have a client closet available to you! This includes women's dress, maternity dresses, children's clothing. Clients receive styling assistance from me if they choose. I provide Styling Guides for family, maternity and newborn sessions in addition to my Pinterest Styling Board.
  • What if the weather is bad?
    As much as I loooove warm sunsets, I also shoot in overcast weather. However, if it rains, snows, hails, etc. I will contact you as soon as possible to postpone or reschedule.
  • Do you offer mini sessions?
    I believe in investing my time in you if you spend an investment in me! This is why I only offer mini sessions when I host an event like Spring Family Mini's or Fall Family Mini's.
  • I'm SO excited to see my photos! When will I receive them?
    I can't wait for you to see your images! Galleries are shared via email within 3-4 weeks or less.


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