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bobby + cassie │ iowa destination wedding photographer

About a year ago, I flew from Maine to Iowa to visit one of my best friends, and on that trip I had the pleasure of meeting Cassie, Bobby, and their daughter Raegan. Cassie had contacted me about doing a photoshoot prior to my mid-west visit, so we celebrated Raegan’s first birthday photos with a cake smash and some family shots. A few months later, they asked me if I would be interested in photographing their wedding. I was hesitant… as I had never shot a wedding of my own before. I’m pretty sure Cassie had more confidence in me than I had in myself at that point, but I loved their little family so much I couldn’t say no. A year later, after second shooting several weddings, I found myself on a plane, headed to Iowa to shoot my first Danielle Brady Photography wedding. As you can imagine, I was pretty nervous… but as soon as I saw Cassie and Bobby and met their welcoming family, I knew it was going to be a blast. Aaaand I was right. :) Not only was the entire day a blast, but everything came together perfectly. The venue? Ah-mazing. Their details? Gorgeous. The love they have for each other and their daughter? Absolutely radiant. I’m not sure how I got so lucky. Thank you Cassie and Bobby for trusting me to capture your most special day. And for giving me the amazing opportunity to travel to Iowa again! I hope you love this extended preview of your photos and I can’t wait to show you the rest!

This was one of my most favorite parts of the day. Cassie and Bobby actually had two first looks… one with each other, and one with their daughter. Bobby was SO antsy in anticipation of seeing his bride for the first time since the day before :) It was incredibly adorable.

Yesss, the above shot is an instant favorite :) Next up was the party bus! It was pretty crazy. And definitely the way to go if you want to have a mini-party before the reception party begins. Such a fun crew!

I think one of the most memorable moments of the night was Bobby’s impromptu speech… Or shall I say, everyone’s impromptu speech? Yes, every single groomsman gave a small speech or toast. Needless to say, the whole banquet room was laughing hysterically as they kept passing the microphone down the line!

Looked like a fun day, huh? :) So happy I got to be a part of it. Extremely special thanks to my amazing friend and second shooter for the day, Jenn from Jenn Davenport Photography. It’s sometimes impossible to be in two places at once, so she was one of the best teammates I could ask for. I am so grateful she flew out from Washington (state!) to shoot this wedding with me!


Photographer: Danielle Brady

Assistant Photographer: Jenn Davenport 

Details/Ceremony: Salisbury House & Gardens

Reception: Hilton Garden Inn

Makeup Artist: Makeup by Kelsi

Hair: Moxxi Hair Designs

Florist: Bella Flora

Cake: Indulgent Moments Inc., Specialty Cakes

DJ & URGE Party Bus: Impulse Entertainment


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10 Responses to “bobby + cassie │ iowa destination wedding photographer”

  1. sarah says:

    These photos are amazing. I’m cant wait for you to do Cory and my wedding next year!

  2. Mamma Fieg says:

    Danielle, you are such a professional! Love these wedding photos and how you presented them. And the explanation, captions etc. are perfect! I hope you get a lot of wedding reservations after this posting! Love you! Mamma Fieg

  3. Kate says:

    Dear Danielle: you rock my world with your talent and creativity. GORGEOUS!

  4. Mom says:

    Honey you just keep amazing me! What a gorgeous wedding! Beautiful shots and yes very professionally done! Keep up the great work as you have what it takes! So very proud of you my dear daughter! Very nice!!

  5. Robin says:

    Danielle……AMAZING!!!!!!!! I’ve always said you were an incredible photographer. This is proof! Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did with this large and crazy family. Cass, Bob and Rae are truly a beautiful family, but you captured so much of their inner beauty too! Love you!

  6. Nancy says:

    I’m almost at a loss of words looking at these photos. They are breathtaking. You can just feel the love in these photos. You would think you have been doing weddings for years! You seriously ROCKED your first wedding EVER!

  7. Howard says:

    Danielle, you know how I feel about your eye for photography and you continue to amaze me. What a fantastic group of shots that most people would not even see or attempt to capture. Congrats on an excellent job you and Jen did for Cassie and Bobby’s wedding. Thank You is just not enough!

  8. Cassie says:

    Danielle this were actually hard to look through.I never lost my smile! I am so grateful to have met you. Not just so I have an amazing photographer that I can take advantage of when she is in town, but to have made a friend as well. You are not only an amazing photographer but and wonderful person. Bobby and I love this pictures so much and will cherish them for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much! And we love you

  9. Kelsey says:

    These are amazing! This whole album made me cry. You did such an amazing job Danielle! I think my favorite is Cassie drinking champagne with her best girls beside her… Or Nancy & Leah putting on Cassie’s shoes…or Rae with her parents in the grass…or the first glance. So hard to choose!!

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