Ten Frames: Steph & Leah

I’m so glad Steph & Leah reached out to me about photographing their wedding, and I’m especially thrilled their coordinator convinced them to do engagement photos. This session was…easy. More like spending time with a couple of new friends than anything else. Sometimes I had to remind myself I was there to take pictures. I feel very lucky that they chose me, that I’ll get to be a part of their super personal and unapologetically queer wedding day in just a few weeks.

We did this session at Coralville Lake in Iowa City, Iowa. The lake was gorgeous, the dogs were cute and so well behaved, and the breeze was just right— enough for us to feel cool without our hair going every which direction. My goal for this session was to capture who Steph & Leah & Sydney & Artemis are without forcing them into any uncomfortable poses or awkward prompts, and I’m really happy with how the photos turned out. Props too to my friend Aaron Brummer, who gave me the invaluable tip to brighten and warm up the photos. I think this was the right move as it really emphasizes the love in this little family.