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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. 

bride and groom by field at Rockcut Events Wisconsin

A Beautiful Fall Wedding Lauren & Derrick got married in a gorgeous barn ceremony at RockCut Events in Dickeyville. Lauren’s dress was so uniquely beautiful and the flowers were bright and vibrant. However that was only the first layer of what I was excited to capture on their big day. A Blended Family Since I […]

February 20, 2019

iowa city engagement session by catherine furlin at Bo James

The Proposal When asked about how he proposed to Shelby, I absolutely love what Morgan said. It’s so sweet and relatable, as soon as I read it, I knew I had to share his words here. “I had actually purchased the wedding ring several months before I actually proposed. I was so excited for the […]

December 28, 2018

dubuque arcade engagement by catherine furlin photography

Bridget & John met during a night out, at a bar that had one special feature – an old Super Nintendo. They played Mario Bros & Duck Hunt all night, and became instant friends. The two continued to bond over Star Wars, music, and a shared “nerdy-ness”.  I have decided I love working with self-proclaimed nerds, […]

October 26, 2018

cuddly coffee shop engagement session at Inspire Cafe by catherine furlin

Molly & Stephen share a love of travel & adventure. On a flight to Italy, Molly joked to Stephen that people expected him to propose on this trip. He denied it, and she forgot all about it. About halfway through the trip, the pair had a day of hiking on the itinerary with Molly’s Mom. […]

October 19, 2018

engagement photos by catherine furlin photography at heritage pond dubuque

The Proposal Lauren & Derrick were celebrating the 3rd of July festivities with friends and family. Little did Lauren know that she’d have a whole different kind of sparkle to talk about after that night. As it got dark, Derrick lit a lantern & got down on one knee. He proposed with a ring he […]

October 5, 2018

outdoor dubuque engagement session by catherine furlin photography, couple laughing

New House, New Ring Ellen and Derik had just closed on their new home. They were so excited to sign the papers and get the keys. Derik stopped her as they walked up the front steps. He got down on one knee and started to propose. He was nervous and repeating himself. Understandable, right? Ellen […]

September 28, 2018


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.