Kylea & Josh’s Coe College Engagement Session

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!


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Love love LOVED this spot at Coe!

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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!

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One of my favorites.

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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.

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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!

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Josh, THANK YOU for this photo – it’s a new favorite!

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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!

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Love the smiles while they were walking!  What you can’t see is the zillions of bugs swarming around them…lol!

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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.



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