September 22, 2018

Abby + Will’s Sunrise Engagement Session | Iowa City, IA

GUYS. I am so excited to share Abby and Will’s engagement pictures with all of you. Even though I live in Chicago, I still kind of consider myself to be an Iowa City wedding photographer since that’s where most of my weddings are, so I am beyond excited to add a couple as amazing as these two to my 2019 Iowa City wedding roster!!

Abby reached out to me on Instagram a few months back asking if I traveled back to Iowa from Chicago to do shoots. I said YES, but we got really lucky and all happened to be back in Iowa City (where they met and will be getting married next year even though they live in Des Moines now) the same weekend for the Wisconsin/Iowa football game. Because it was a night game that Saturday and we wanted the golden hour lighting, we all woke up at 5:30 AM to do a sunrise shoot and WOW. 100% worth my alarm going off an hour before the sun came up. The lighting was absolutely amazing, and Abby and Will were so easy to shoot. Honestly, I hardly even had to pose them or give them prompts because they were just naturally being loving and cuddly/touchy and heart-eyed towards each other. It was beautiful to witness.

Speaking of beautiful, they also brought along their pup Maya to be featured in a few of the pictures and I love the way those turned out too!! To finish up our shoot, we drove down to the Iowa Memorial Union where they’ll be getting married next fall, they popped some champagne, and then they finished the morning session off by shotgunning some Miller Lites as I blasted Back in Black on my speaker and snapped away. Best. Shoot. Ever.