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Seneca Epley is a natural-light photographer based in Waverly, Iowa specializing in weddings, seniors and anniversaries.

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Hi, there! I'm Seneca but you can call me Sene! I was born and raised in rural Iowa and can't see myself living anywhere else. In 2010, I shot my first wedding and became a full-time photographer in 2013. A a ten year-old, my passion for photography began with an old Pentex film camera and 4-H. Today, I feel so honored + grateful that God's given me this business to capture the beauty of His creation and the gift of love.

As a recent Iowa State Alum, I married my best friend, Jared in 2013. There is never a dull moment with him for he keeps me laughing, trying new things and dreaming big. We officially became residents of his hometown of Waverly a few years ago. I love being a home owner with walls to paint, furniture to restore and flowers to plant. Last Fall, we added a member to our little family, Harvey. He's a mini goldendoodle and has been the perfect little companion. You can follow his adventures on Instagram under 

I'm so happy you came across my little online home. I love connecting with new people so don't hesitate to reach out to me!

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Hi, there! I'm Seneca but you can call me Sene - it's what I'm used too! I live in Waverly, Iowa with my college sweetheart, Jared, and our pup, Harvey.  He's a mini goldendoodle!
 




On any given day, you can find me sipping on coffee, listening to Dave Ramsey, and redesigning my home decor . Any Fixer Upper lovers out there?! Not only do I love being a photographer but I love to blog about life as well. 
So if you're a bride, photographer, obsessed with Fixer Upper design or a finance geek like me you're in the right place! 


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I wholeheartedly believe that the best images are those captured by a friend. Someone who knows your love story, makes you feel comfortable and isn't afraid of to share a few laughs. 

Cultivating an incredible wedding experience starts well before my camera is in hand. I want to get to know you. From the wedding planning to what you like to do in your spare time, I'd love to learn it all. Building a bond creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere, allowing us to be a team and knock your wedding out of the ballpark.

I'm in this industry because I simply love weddings. If I wasn't a photographer, I know I'd be a wedding planner. Whether it's suggesting vendors or planning the perfect wedding timeline, I'll be there every step of the way. Think of me as your on-call wedding advisor, who is only an email, text or FaceTime away.

It would be an absolute honor to tell your love story through a collection of timeless and heartfelt images. My goal as your photographer is to capture your relationship, your love, and your story through an unforgettable photography experience.

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How are my photos delivered?
You will receive your images via a PASS gallery link. This online gallery will contain the edited images from your session which can be download all the images straight to your computer. You are also able to order high-quality prints within the gallery. You’re more than welcome to share the link so others can see inside your gallery and order prints of their own as well. This link will be accessible for 10 years!

Can I get a CD of edited images?
No, but let me explain. First, the PASS gallery is a more efficient delivery system and more reliable. You will have all the edited images at your finger tips, allowing instant download to your computer at any time and however many times you want! Secondly, the CD lifespan is only a few years - if that. The gallery’s lifespan is 10 years! If you really want your photos on something other than your computer, grab an USB and add the images. With a couple of clicks, your entire gallery can be sent straight to the USB. Finally, CDs are easily misplaced and can be ruined by the environment. Your PASS gallery is impossible to lose or damage. I promise!

Do you offer prints?
Prints and gallery wraps can be purchased in your PASS gallery.

Is an Engagement Session included when I invest in The Wedding Experience?
Absolutely! It's the perfect practice run for your wedding day! It helps you feel comfortable in front of my camera, learn how I pose and interact with you. I firmly believe it is an essential part of The Wedding Experience! 

Do you work with a second shooter? 
Yes! I have a lovely assistant that works alongside me to capture your big day.

How many images do you deliver?
We typically average 75 images per hour that we are shooting.

What's the next step in booking my wedding day with you?
I'm so glad you asked! Once I have answered any questions you may have and you've decided that my Wedding Experience is exactly what you're looking for, the next step is making it official! I will create a contract for you to review and when you're ready you can secure your date by signing it and paying your non-refundable deposit. 




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I'm so excited to offer mini sessions this year! These sessions are made for families, couples and seniors who would like a session that requires a little less planning and is more affordable!


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Waverly & Washington (IA) areas

October 2nd in Cedar Falls
October 23rd in Washington

$150


20 minutes

15-20 fully edited images, print release, online gallery to download, share and print all high-resolution files

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I wholeheartedly believe that the best images are those captured by a friend. Someone who knows your love story, makes you feel comfortable and isn't afraid of to share a few laughs. 

Cultivating an incredible wedding experience starts well before my camera is in hand. I want to get to know you. From the wedding planning to what you like to do in your spare time, I'd love to learn it all. Building a bond creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere, allowing us to be a team and knock your wedding out of the ballpark.

I'm in this industry because I simply love weddings. If I wasn't a photographer, I know I'd be a wedding planner. Whether it's suggesting vendors or planning the perfect wedding timeline, I'll be there every step of the way. Think of me as your on-call wedding advisor, who is only an email, text or FaceTime away.

It would be an absolute honor to tell your love story through a collection of timeless and heartfelt images. My goal as your photographer is to capture your relationship, your love, and your story through an unforgettable photography experience.

CONGRATULATIONS!

How are my photos delivered?

You receive your images via a PASS gallery link containing all the edited photographs from your session. In this online gallery, you can download all images straight to your computer, order high quality prints, share them to social media and much more. You are more than welcome to share the link with loved ones and friends so they can see inside your session and order prints as well. This gallery link is backed up by cloud storage and accessible for 10 years.

Can I get a DVD of edited images?

I do not sell DVDs with edited images for a number of reasons. First, the PASS gallery is more efficient and reliable. You have all your edited images at your finger tips. Allowing you to download images to a computer or mobile device at any time. The DVD lifespan is a few years, if that. The PASS gallery lifespan is 10 years. Woot whoot! If you really want your photos on something other than your computer, just grab a USB and add your images to it. With a couple of simple clicks, your PASS gallery images can be sent straight to a USB -lickety-split! Finally, DVD's are easily misplaced over the course of time. Your PASS gallery is impossible to lose. I promise!

Do you offer prints?

Prints and gallery wraps can be purchased in your PASS gallery.

Do you charge a travel fee?

Yes, if a session takes place outside 50 miles from 50677 a travel fee will be applied to your bill. However, there is special cases when the travel fee will not be applied. Please contact me for additional information!



Are the photos I receive proofs?

No. The photographs on PASS are fully edited and ready to be displayed. I review and edit every photograph making adjustments as needed. Edited images will be post-processed with color correction using the latest software on the market. You can expect to receive many black and white versions of my favorite images on your PASS gallery as well.

When do I get the photos?

This depends on the season but typically within 2 weeks after your session or a month after your wedding date.

When is my payment due?

The day of the session or two weeks before your wedding.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes! I accept credit cards, cash or checks.

Do you have a studio?

No. Being a natural light photographer, all sessions take place outside or in your home.

How far in advance should I schedule my session?

Weekend sessions are VERY limited, therefore schedule these at least six weeks in advance. Sessions taking place on weekdays can be schedule 3 to 4 weeks in advance.

I book weddings 1.5 years to 3 months in advance.




What an exciting season of life you have entered! You just said "YES!" to the man of your dreams and wedding planning is underway. I couldn't be happier for you! It would be an honor to be invited into this special time in your life. From the very first moment we beginning chatting, I want you to feel taken care of and at ease.

Connecting with my brides on a personal level is what I love most. No one feels more comfortable than with a friend and that's exactly what I want to become! I can't wait to hear your dating and proposal stories and everything leading up to the biggest day of your life - your WEDDING DAY!

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All collections include:
 eight hours of continuous coverage, one complimentary engagement session, second photographer at wedding, print release and an online viewing gallery to download, share & print high-resolution files.


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 Begins at $3,300


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One hour session
Unlimited outfits 
Unlimited locations
Print Release

Online gallery to download edited images + order prints!

Additional session time can be purchased for $75 per half hour.

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