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The blog is where I give you the lowdown on love stories, and brag on the badass couples & families that I have the honor of working with.

Come check out what a real wedding day or family session looks like. 

Julien Dubuque Monument Engagement by Catherine Furlin Photography

Jennifer + Jim Jen’s sister and brother-in-law felt that Jim would be perfect for Jen. After a blind date watching some live music, though, Jim and Jen weren’t convinced. They both had their walls up at first. However, after a couple of months, they started dating and quickly fell in love. “The part of the […]

June 22, 2023

Taylor + Mike I’m continuing on my mission to blog the huge backlog of past work that I love! Today I’m super excited to share Mike & Taylor’s downtown Davenport wedding. Mike & Taylor got married on 4-3-21, so not only did they have a super fun wedding date, but Mother Nature also showed off […]

June 20, 2023

Hallie + Olivia When Hallie & Olivia each swiped right, they may not have guessed that they were about to match with their future wife. However, it didn’t take long for them to realize they wanted to spend forever together. After strongly considering a secret courthouse wedding, they decided against it. Instead, Hallie came home […]

April 20, 2023

Kellie & Joel were expecting their first baby when they booked me for maternity photos… Is that baby almost two now? Yes. Am I still going to blog about his maternity, newborn, and one-year sessions? Also, yes. 😂 #notsorry We photographed this session in the yard at their farm and across the street. Despite the […]

April 18, 2023

trail running adventurous outdoor dubuque engagement

Kristin + Matthew Kristin and Matthew initially met online. They first met in person in late February 2020, right before the world shut down. They both knew right away how special the other was. Matt said, “We walked around town and went to a museum where Kristin won me over by pointing out historical inaccuracies […]

December 10, 2022

Abby + Cody They met through mutual friends during high school. When they were 20 & 21, the timing was just right, and they started to date. Now, after almost 7 years together, these two are getting married! “He can always cheer me up, make me laugh, and change my mood at any given time.” […]

October 13, 2022



Located in Bellevue, Iowa
Serving Eastern Iowa +
Madison, WI + Galena, IL

Modern wedding photography & family documentary sessions in Dubuque Iowa, the Quad Cities, and beyond. Located in Bellevue. Documenting love stories in the everyday moments & the life changing ones. Focused on creating honest images.