Guide to Iowa City Area Photographers

Whether you are expecting, have a newborn, want to celebrate an engagement, wedding, anniversary or birthday milestone, have a senior who’s getting ready to graduate, are making holiday cards, or just want to capture a moment in time, we know you’re looking for a terrific photographer who can preserve those memories for you!! We hope this guide will make the search a little easier for you to find a photographer who can provide just what you’re looking for!

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Macy Marie Photography

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Macy specializes in lifestyle + anniversary photography. Focusing on natural light and making the image beautiful in the moment. I love snuggling with those chubby newborns but also love doing sweetheart sessions with just parents. Sometimes every couple needs to take a step back and remember when it was just the two of them…even if its just for an hour 🙂

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Emily Jia Photography

Emily Jia Photography

Emily Jia is a portrait and wedding photographer serving Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. By creating stunning portraits and capturing natural moments, Emily Jia’s goal is to celebrate the joy of life, to unveil the spirit and beauty of people in her images and to help families decorate their worlds with highly personal artwork.

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Lindsay McGowan Photography


Telling a story through images with lifestyle and portrait photography. Offering a unique balance of posed and candid images to capture the personalities of your family. Specializing in newborn, children, family, and high school seniors, and well as birth and breastfeeding photography. 

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BirdsDream Design

I have lived in Iowa City all my life. Mom of Luci the chihuahua and two boys that are my inspiration and whole wide world! I love pizza, cheese, candy and any breakfast food. Starbucks obsessed. Instagram lover.

I have been running this amazing little business of mine for about 5 years now. I am So grateful for all the people I have met, all the happy fun and Wonderful moments I have captured over the years. Of course I enjoy the posed photos but my true love is capturing the fun, real happy moments.

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Photo locations in Iowa City

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  1. Good Evening,

    My name is Katie Hanzlik and I am the owner of Picturesque Photography. I am a young photographer in the Iowa City area reaching out to the Iowa City Moms blog to help seek out clients for professional photography sessions. I would love to be able to add to your photography guide section on the website. Please feel free to contact me for more information and if there is anything I can provide to you to help get myself onto the blog. I would love to be apart of this website because I think it is a great way to connect small local business to the community of mothers or soon to be mothers. Thank you for the time in reading my message and responding to me. I look forward to hearing back from you.


    Katie Hanzlik
    Picturesque Photography

    • I am looking for some photos of my daughter. Do you have outfits and hair dressers or something like that? Txt me 319 430 4441 thanks Brad

  2. Do you know of any good photography expos to go to in the midwest? I know there is WPPI but I saw a new one in Chicago coming up called Visual Nation? Lindsay Adler and Brooke Shaden are speaking who I’m a big fan of. Would love to get your thoughts if it’s worth going to.


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