Ivy and Ethan {engagement} Sneak Peek

Like most people who hire me to photograph the important milestones in their lives, this happy couple wasn't used to spending much time in front of a camera. But you'd NEVER know that by looking at their pictures! Ivy and Ethan did such a great job, kept it light and laid back, and were so much fun to work with! What I tell all of my wedding clients is that the engagement shoot is excellent practice for the big day, and I think these two can now ease their nerves and know that wedding pictures will be a breeze. 

For the engagement shoot, they chose outfits true to themselves, which were nice and casual, reflecting who they are in their daily lives together and also showing some love for the teams they root for! We went to Heritage Canyon in Fulton, Illinois for the shoot and also took some by the river across the street for some variety. As always, the location did not disappoint!

Taylor & Zachary {engagement sneak peek}

We had such a fun and laid back session with Taylor and Zachary! They were so so so much fun to work with! 

I shot their portraits at Heritage Canyon in Fulton, IL. It was lovely as always! We went inside the canyon and across the road to the river, where they changed into something fun (and cooler!) for a new look. 

The happy couple will be tying the knot this October and I am so honored they chose me to be a part of their big day. I am very much looking forward to celebrating with them, their family, and friends!

In the meantime, here are a few photos from their summer engagement session! 

Danielle & Patrick {engagement sneak peek}

After the hot, hot June we had, it was a pleasant surprise to have it cool down in early July, just in time for Danielle and Patrick's engagement shoot! It was laid back and fun for all of us as we enjoyed a scenic morning walk at Heritage Canyon. Although the bugs were a little thick in the canyon, it was hard to complain on such a gorgeous day. Danielle talked about taking their kids back soon to see some of the cool spots we found, I'm sure they'll have a blast! 

Here is a sneak peek from their session!