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Engagement Sessions

iowa couple holds hands on a bail of hay during engagement session

Wade proposed to Maci in a cabana on the beach in Punta Cana. So yeah, I’m 100% sure that scene was just as romantic and beautiful as you’re picturing it as. Definitely the perfect start to their engagement. 😍 On a normal everyday basis though, you’re much more likely to find these two at a […]

September 18, 2020

iowa city in home engagement session

When Abby Met Zack Zack and Abby met as co-workers at Dairy Queen. After much time spent together and more than a few hints, a bet was made. If Zack won, he’d take Abby on a date. As luck would have it, he did win. They went on that first date to the Riverwalk in […]

May 14, 2019

iowa city sunset engagement session

Welcome to part 2 of Abby & Zack’s engagement session! If you haven’t seen part 1, check that out here. We were so excited to catch a beautiful sunset at the end of this session. These two suggested Lake MacBride, in Solon, Iowa, and I’m so glad they did! It was a gorgeous way to […]

May 7, 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



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