With all this warm weather, it’s somehow hard to remember that snowy engagement sessions are a thing even for a Quad Cities wedding photographer. As I’m busting out my daughter’s sundresses, I almost forget that cozy knits and flannel were our wardrobe only a couple weeks ago! Samantha and Curtis booked me for their wedding in June at their family farm, but they really wanted their engagement pictures to be in the snow. Snow for winter in Iowa? No problem, right? Wrong! It didn’t snow at all here besides a couple dustings here and there alllllll winter, so we moved on to plan B for their outdoorsy engagement session at Wildcat Den in Muscatine, before it became too close to the wedding day.
But then, the forces of the universe must have finally paid attention to my incessant snow dancing and a spur of the moment snowstorm brought us a few inches of glorious fluffy snow! Thankfully, Samantha gave me a call and we planned to get together later in the day to take advantage of the wintery backdrop before it melted the next day. Our patience totally paid off! Don’t these two just look adorably in love? We had been planning to shoot along the bluffs at Wildcat Den since we met, but then I found out I was pregnant shortly after…let’s just say this lady was huffing and puffing along the trail.
It was so worth it to capture this fun couple out exploring nature-something they love to do together. I’m so glad we were able to design an engagement session around their outdoorsy interests, including Curtis’ love for bowhunting (he even has a podcast! Check it out here). Being an Iowa City wedding photographer allows me to meet so many unique couples and I love getting to know each of them, with all of their individual tastes. It makes my job so much fun and impossible to get bored! Can’t wait to help celebrate Samantha and Curtis’ wedding in just a couple months! If you are interested in working with me for your wedding, please visit the contact page to get in touch and I would love to chat with you more.