Referred to me by my often-right-hand-man on wedding days, Christen emailed me and I knew from that instant we'd be a great fit for their wedding next fall. After our initial consultation over FaceTime, it further confirmed my suspicions that whoever grabbed Christen's attention on Tinder that particular day must be quite a man. Chase is soft spoken, but clearly knows what he wants and is confident in the direction they are headed. We started our session downtown in front of the capitol, stopped briefly at Grey's Lake and then headed to Christen's parent's house in West Des Moines. 

We got some cheers, "atta way!"'s and "congrats!" as we took these photos at Grey's Lake and joggers, walkers and the occasional pups meandered by. This happy couple just lapped it up and Christen couldn't help but bend to pet almost every pup that came our way. 

After seeing how Christen loved on strangers' pooches, I couldn't wait to meet Axel at her folks' place: 

The only time I was slightly nervous for Axel's presence was when deer came into our shot! Would he run after them? Christen hung on to his leash just in time to keep Axel from launching. The first photo with the red tree in it? You can see the profile of the deer on the right side! 

Christen + Chase: Thank you so much for having me be a part of this time in your lives! I'm so excited to see how your wedding day comes together (and how Axel plays a role!). Enjoy this time and cherish the memories made!
Blessings on the process, 

Carrie

PS You can view more of our time together HERE. 

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