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        I blinked – and before I knew it, it is Fall and I still hadn’t posted (or even edited) this sweet summertime pool session that I shot this summer.
        For the longest time I have wanted to do a session like this.  In fact, I decided in January I was going to do it, but it took a while for the vision and location to come together.  The photographer “artist” in me is always thinking of fun ideas!  But, let’s be honest, there aren’t a plethora of private pools to use for a boudoir session in Iowa (and try using a public pool for something like this!).  HA!
        It was exciting to hear that Erin had a pool we could use for this session in the Quad Cities area- and even more exciting that it meant I got to work with her again!  We have the best time during sessions.  Backstory: I photographed Erin and her hubby’s engagement session, wedding, and for a few other amazing projects!
        What did we discover? Even though they’re fun and you get to work in your bathing suit, pool sessions are challenging!  Cameras, professional hair, professional makeup, and water don’t mix.
        I want to give a shoutout to the amazing team I had for this.  Lindsey and Tara’s talents are so incredible!  Thank you ladies for everything.
        And thank you Erin for the review posted below! 🙂

        Makeup: Lindsey Faber: Makeup Artist
        Hair: Tara @ Zen Salon & Spa, Downtown Iowa City


        To say this was a fun day would be a complete understatement! When Steph and I talked about collaborating for this shoot, I thought it sounded like great idea but had no idea what to expect. When she showed up though, I immediately knew this would turn into a Pinterest-ers dream. She came SO prepared from the giant blowup flamingo floaty to the glittery rose gold body suit, I felt like I was in a magazine shoot! Not only did hair & makeup perfect the look Stephanie was going for, the weather was also on our side (and it wasn’t even cold falling in!)

        Stephanie and her team are the absolute best people to make you feel beautiful and confident, but they’re also so talented that you know the photos will turn out awesome! Don’t feel like you need any previous experience or comfort-level in front of a camera to do a shoot, Stephanie is SO much fun to work with I promise you’ll be laughing and enjoying yourself the entire time!


        I love the summer! I love pool, being in the water is so relaxing & freeing! This session is just gorgeous!

        This is beautiful!! A summer photoshoot would be so fun!

        Seriously this session is so great! It should be in a magazine! The colors, hair, makeup go so well together. I’ve obsessed over this session since you posted them!

        Stephanie Klappholz

        I saw these photos on Facebook, they are AMAZING! Your work is always perfect.

        Absolutely beautiful! It looks like a blast as well! Wonderful job.