These Iowa elopement photographers have the professional resources and the experience you need to kick off your wedding adventure. Check out their portfolios and contact them directly through the links below. They can’t wait to connect with you!

Iowa is known for its rolling plains, lakes, and cornfields. Whether you’re planning an intimate city wedding in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, or Davenport, or an adventure elopement at Effigy Mounds National Monument, Hitchcock Nature Center, or Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, these talented Iowa wedding photographers are ready to capture your big day. All Wandering Weddings photographers are available for both in-state nuptials or destination weddings across the globe.

Note: The following photographers are based in Iowa state or work in Iowa full-time. To search our complete directory and view the best elopement photographers around the world, check out our Elopement Photographers By Location page.

Jason Thomas Crocker


Hi, I’m Jason, an Iowa Wedding Photographer who loves capturing candid wedding day photos as much as traveling around the globe to photograph destination weddings.

After documenting 300+ couples, I can honestly say that no two weddings are the same, which makes every wedding story that I capture unique and special. I blend my eye for epic compositions with my photojournalistic style of photography to capture the true essence of who you are as a newly married couple.

I’ve also built my wedding photography process to infuse more fun and less stress into your wedding day. Leave the photography planning, organizing, and wrangling of aunts and uncles to me so you can relax and enjoy the celebration! I can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Kali Slaymaker

Hey there! My name is Kali Slaymaker and I am an adventure wedding + elopement photographer. Why? Because I think love is the world’s greatest adventure and the day you promise forever should be an adventure that reflects that. Each and every detail and moment of the day should be and you and your fiance. Cherish this day you are creating together, and make it your own! I’d be honored to be there to capture all the little, candid moments that make your love story so uniquely you.

The three words describe my work are: emotive, vibrant, and earthy. That is the type of images you can expect to receive from me. These words and images matter to me, and I hope they matter to you, too. You’re searching for someone to capture the intimate, important moments of the day you promise to love each other forever. These moments deserve to be preserved by someone who cares about you, the moments, and artistry. I promise to tell your story well by capturing the emotions and moments throughout the day. My imagery is focused on candid moments and directing. I’ll direct you in a comfortable, natural way to ensure beautiful photos, but also place emphasis on capturing you in your true, candid, in-love form! I want you to feel the emotion as you look through these images for generations to come. The images I deliver to you are all professionally edited by me. I would describe my editing style as artistic, warm, flattering, earthy, and timeless.

I feel honored every time a couple chooses me to capture their precious moments. I’d love to hear from you on my contact form, answer any questions you have, and discuss a customized package for you. I can’t wait to hear your story!

Emilee Meador Photography

Hello, I’m Emilee!

I’m a midwest based wedding and elopement photographer, a traveler, and a coffee connoisseur….ok I made the last part up, I just really enjoy coffee. When I am not drinking multiple cups of coffee, you can find me traveling all over with my husband in our tiny Airstream that we call home, spending time with my family, or hanging out outdoors.

As a photographer, I am all about capturing real, raw, authentic moments. Moments that show a real connection, like the silly faces you make at each other or the way your fingers intertwine. I want to capture who you really are and the special moments that make your relationship unique.

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