Finally got around to writing another blog post (I know, I'm not the best at this) but I really wanted to share this engagement shoot I did a couple of weeks ago!
Naomi is a friend of mine and a previous coworker from The Clinton Street Social Club in Iowa City. I was SO excited when she reached out to me to document their engagement announcement! It was an absolute blast.
Naomi and Derek had their first date at The High Grounds Coffee Shop so it was only fitting we start the shoot there (plus who doesn't love a coffee shop shoot?). They even had their special coffee mugs in tow. The lighting in this place was so great.
After a cup of coffee and the sweetest snuggles between Naomi and Derek we ventured off to a park up the street for some magical shots in the woods with their pup Data. He was adorable! Data pretty much stole the show.
I loved how fun and easy these two were to work with! They came totally prepared with a change of outfits, blankets, props, etc. And any photographer will tell you this makes the photoshoot process even better. We love it when you have ideas for us as well, because most of the time we just go with the flow and make do with what we have - so the more you bring to the table the more variety we can give you!
Last stop was the Haunted Book Shop - not as creepy as it sounds, quite charming instead. Being that their wedding theme is books this worked perfectly (and it wasn't even in our initial plans). Naomi then told me Derek was an English major and loves to read Naomi poetry so it was another must for locations to shoot with them. So romantic. I couldn't get enough!
I could've kept shooting with Naomi and Derek for hours more! The detail shots I captured make me so giddy inside when I look at them. That's when you know you rocked it! So much love, and so much fun. Cheers to these two loves!
Stephanie Sunberg Photography