Iowa alternative & adventure wedding photographers


Do you consider yourself an adventurer? Would you prefer a more unique, modern, and creative celebration of your love with hand-selected Iowa wedding venues, vendors, and photographers? 

At Wedding Pioneer, we help to connect you with the more contemporary and stylish side of Iowa wedding vendors who are excited at the prospect of working with nontraditional couples like you. We understand that you want something different, and here you'll find the wedding creatives that embrace the rad, the romantic, the fresh, the free-spirited, the wild-at-heart.  We love the outdoors, photographing couples in nature, and traveling to your perfect destination.  

Our featured photographers serve your favorite Iowa locations;  Des Moines, Iowa City, Davenport, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Council Bluffs, Dubuque, and many more!  

Browse our hand-selected featured artists (click their photo to be directed to their website), or head over to our inquiry page if you'd like.


The Photographers

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Austin day

adventure photographer

jenny marie


haverlee photography

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Cambria Shelley


Adrianna Joy


Be Still Photo Co


sozo photos

adventure wedding

Emily roalson

modish & gutsy

Emilee Meador

boho wedding photographer

Alexa karen


Jenni o photography


Bella Butters

The Venues

The Vendors


More about who we are...

At Wedding Pioneer, we help connect couples with hand-selected wedding artists around the US and abroad. That's right...hand-selected photographers, vendors, and venues! That means we review each artists' work to make sure we are bringing engaged couples a "select best" that each region has to offer.

All of our artists are hand-selected for their unique style and creative voice. We feature small groups of wedding photographers, vendors, and venues in each region, saving you time from searching the big name wedding directories. Searching for 300+ photographers ranked by "whoever pays the most" isn’t for everyone.     

We encourage a sense of community with our featured photographers.  We regularly meet with one-another and constantly push each other to grow in our craft.  If you are a photographer, vendor, or venue that believes you fit the Wedding Pioneer mold, then let us know you are out there (email us below)!  We have available openings in some of our regions.  

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Congrats and let's get this party started!

-The Wedding Pioneer Team