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Sunrise Engagement at Love Circle and Centennial Park, Nashville TN // Dave + Ieva

Living in the Latvian countryside together, I never could have imagined how parallel our lives would be. Ieva quickly became like a sister, and through the years we shared all of our life's ups and downs, no matter where in the world we were. Imagining what her "Mr." would be like was close to impossible. Other than the fact that he had to be unique, spontaneous, adventurous, and caring. Yet that is barely touching the surface of the man Dave is.

I was hesitant as I suggested my idea of catching the sunrise on top of Love Circle to Dave and Ieva, as I have never asked a couple to wake up that early for pictures. But without any hesitation they eagerly agreed! Although it was cloudy and the colors of the sun were not as vibrant as we hoped it was a beautiful morning with these two. After we caught the little bit of sunrise, we headed to Centennial Park, a place that played a large role in their relationship.

One thing I have noticed about Dave and Ieva is that they constantly put smiles on each other's faces. Only a small glimpse of the joy and trust they have with each other can be captured in pictures. I couldn't be happier that they have found each other, or more excited for their wedding later this summer!


Erin Dunlap is a fine art photographer specializing in weddings and creative portraiture. Erin is based out of Lawrence, Kansas and takes both wedding and portrait commissions both across the United States and internationally. Learn more about Erin here.



Hi, I'm Erin! A Kansas girl, living life in Ohio with an adventurous spirit to travel!


I love serving genuine and classic couples with timeless photographs, and have told love stories of some of the sweetest couples from around the world! 

I hope you enjoy my journal entries you see on the blog, and I would love to hear from you. So drop me a note and let's chat!





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