Photographer Guide

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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CTW Photography

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CTW Photography is a unique partnership between two leading photographers in the Iowa City area. Carissa and Tanya are an award-winning wedding photography team with a passion for capturing love, emotion and the fleeting moments before, during and after “I do”. Carissa specializes in at-(your)-home newborn and on-location child, family and high school senior photography. She strives to capture the unique essence of your child/family through a mix of posed and candid portraiture. Tanya specializes in commercial and product photography, including food, real estate, and professional headshots.

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