Cedar Rapids Iowa Engagement Session

March 22, 2022

Emily and Alex met me in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for their engagement session in the summer. Although It was a hot Iowa summer day, you would never tell from looking at the photos. When in comes to planning engagement sessions, I always give my couples various options to fit what they’re looking for. These two wanted a mix of flowers and water, which is why we went to this specific location! If you squint enough, the sandy beach *almost* looks like it’s not even in Iowa! We seriously had the best time taking these engagement photos. If you’re looking for a place to take engagement photos, Palisades-Keppler State Park in Cedar Rapids Iowa might be the perfect place!

Best Engagement Session Locations in Cedar Rapids

Finding the perfect engagement session location can be tricky – especially in the middle of Iowa. Fortunately, Cedar Rapids actually has some beautiful locations to choose from! Here are some of my favorite location options in Cedar Rapids!

  • Palisades-Kepler State Park
  • Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Wanatee Park
  • Lake MacBride
  • Indian Creek Nature Center
  • Downtown Coffee Shops (suggestions below!)
  • Your favorite brewery, restaurant, or date night spot!
  • Downtown Cedar Rapids
  • Iowa City

Unique Cedar Rapids Coffee Shops

If you know me, you know I absolutely LOVE coffee shops! If you do too, consider doing your engagement session at one! Fortunately, Cedar Rapids has tons of cute ones to choose from. Although hours vary, here are some options to consider!

Firstly, Dash Coffee Roasters has locations in both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids! With the cutest aesthetics, it’s picture perfect! It’s seriously so adorable!

Secondly, Cafe Saint Pio is a quaint coffee shop near downtown.

Brewhemia, one of my personal favorites, is right downtown and has tons of natural light and delicious lattes!

Ending my coffee talk here for today, but hopefully you get the point! Coffee shops can be the perfect photo locations and Cedar Rapids has some amazing ones!

Cedar Rapids Iowa Engagement Session

Overall, Cedar Rapids has some adorable locations for engagement sessions! I’m still obsessed with this Cedar Rapids Iowa Engagement Session and hope you are too! Still looking for a wedding or engagement photographer? Hit a girl UP! I would love to work with you!!

Looking for more locations in Iowa?

Check out this list of engagement session locations in Des Moines!

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Meet Alecca Synclair - the lead photographer, visionary, CEO, coffee-runner, and basically everything else behind the ASP team!  As someone who has over seven years of experience in the wedding industry, I have seen first hand the pain points of planning a wedding. Which is why I truly pour my heart into this blog - so that you can have someone in your corner helping you wedding plan! As an Iowa, Texas, and destination wedding photographer, I would love to capture your day intentionally. I believe your photos are are a way to keep your most precious memories forever. So, if you vibe with my work and think we'd be a good fit, reach out! I would be SO honored to document your big day.

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