Des Moines Engagement Sessions Locations

December 7, 2022

Des Moines, Iowa has so many cool places for engagement sessions and weddings alike. Meredith and Sam braved a cold, windy spring Iowa day for their engagement session. Luckily, we were able to get amazing photos without having to walk very far into the Iowa winter cold for these stunning pics. If you’re looking for a place in Iowa to have your engagement session, Des Moines has many beautiful locations to offer! Take a peek at their session here.

Iowa Capital Building

Most people come to this spot for the background of the capital building. Personally, though, I love it for the background of Des Moines! When it comes to engagement sessions, I love diverse backgrounds and wide open spaces.

Gray’s Lake in Des Moines

Just a short drive from the Iowa Capital building is Gray’s Lake! Even with the cold, this location was definitely worth making a stop at. When planning Des Moines engagement sessions, Gray’s lake is one of my favorites!

For another nearby engagement session idea, check out Jester Park!

Or, if you’re looking for amazing wedding venues, Des Moines has tons of those to offer too. Here’s a list of wedding venue suggestions around the Des Moines area!

Des Moines Engagement Session Tips

When it comes to planning your Des Moines engagement session, there are definitely a few things to consider!

  • Time of year – I personally prefer warmer months
  • Time of day – golden hour is always stunning in the city!
  • Locations – there are so many wonderful locations in Des Moines. Look into all of them and pick one that fits your unique vision
  • Parking – find locations with easy parking if you’re like me and parking stresses you out 😉
  • Changing areas! Looking for locations in Des Moines that have public restrooms to change in can make your engagement session so much easier!

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