Josh and Kylea had the dreamiest engagement session back at where it all began – Coe College in Cedar Rapids. After meeting and falling in love at Coe, their biggest request was returning there for their engagement photos. It was the most perfect late-summer evening, the kind you dream of for a photoshoot! Their sweet dog Nala joined us for the beginning for a few, but then it was their turn for the spotlight. Even though Josh and Kylea said they were a tad nervous (Kyea sent me the sweetest text earlier in the day saying how excited/anxious she was!) they were both total naturals the entire time!
Love love LOVED this spot at Coe!
Whenever a couple brings their dog, it’s a bit unpredictable how things will go – Nala attacked a squirrel right before this! So she was excited to get moving to say the least!
One of my favorites.
After our time together at Coe taking advantage of the gorgeous campus, they did a quick change and we headed out to the countryside for the most beautiful sunset! It was incredible.
We all deserve major points for this photo, considering there were about 25 people playing ultimate frisbee behind me and 3 squirrels, it was rather miraculous Nala even cared to look in my direction!
Josh, THANK YOU for this photo – it’s a new favorite!
One thing we do at every engagement session just to loosen up a bit, is dance. While I love posed photos and “unposed” just as much, sometimes you just need to have a little fun. I don’t give couples too much direction, I just ask them to dance. Sometimes it’s a sweet slow dance, and other times they surprise me (or their fiancé!) with something fast and fun. Thanks for shaking things up a bit and getting some good laughs, Josh! It was a fun moment for sure!
Love the smiles while they were walking! What you can’t see is the zillions of bugs swarming around them…lol!
I can not WAIT for your wedding in Chicago next year – I’m just crossing my fingers the weather is even close to this perfect! You guys are so incredibly sweet, and I had such a great time during our session.