My little brother got married last year! On his wedding day, I was lucky enough to be a part of his wedding as his best man. It's a very rare occasion for me to attend a wedding! Though I had a different role on their big day, I was so happy to be able to do their engagement photos. We did their session up in our hometown of Ottawa, IL on the property where Lexi and Ben were building their future home. Here are some of my favorite photos:
We had a perfect day for Ayesha & Sam's engagement in the lovely Forest Park. It's hard to beat Forest Park at the start of spring, when the tulips are in bloom and the trees are freshly covered with leaves. Ayesha and Sam are such a fun and sweet couple, and they were so natural in front of the camera. I can't wait to photograph their Marriott Grand Crystal Ballroom (one of my absolute, all-time favorite venues) wedding later this summer!
This spring has been a gorgeous time for engagement photos, and Rachel and Tim had the perfect weather for their session. From the blossoming trees to their adorable dog, this session was one of my favorites. We started off in Forest Park before heading downtown. These two make a perfect pair; they are so comfortable and happy together. Their November wedding is sure to be a showstopper - can't wait to photograph Rachel and Tim's big day!
There's something jawdroppingly beautiful about morning light. For us non-early-morning people, it may require an extra dose of caffeine (or three), but I promise that it's worth the effort. As the sun sets earlier and earlier, sometimes a morning session is the easiest to fit in to a couple's busy schedule; we wrapped up this shoot before 9am! On a Thursday morning, Ashley & Craig met up with me bright and early for their sunrise engagement session in Forest Park. We had a great time walking around the park finding some beautiful light and settings for some stunning, memorable photos. Ashley and Craig were a pleasure to work with, and I love how comfortable and happy they are together. Can't wait for the wedding!