Kelsy + Nick | Uptown Normal engagement session

Kelsy + Nick are one of my 2020 couples that I love because they booked me basically through Instagram! It made me feel like all my hard work over on that platform is paying off! Kelsy had been following my work for a while, then next thing I know, they are engaged! I was thrilled when she messaged me to book me as her wedding photographer.

So fast forward a bit to this week when we did their engagement session, almost a year to the day of their wedding next September. They live near Peoria so we met in the middle in Normal for their session. They weren’t tied to any particular locations, so I picked two of my favorites — Uptown Normal & Maxwell Park!

We got lots of color and a stunning golden hour! Can’t wait for next September when I get to see them again!

Hannah + Colin | Downtown Champaign engagement session | Friday Night Live

Colin + Hannah are getting married at the end of July, and they came home the first weekend in June to wrap up some wedding preparations. We planned on a Friday evening session, and I had totally forgotten that it was the first night for Friday Night Live, and dance dress rehearsal at Virginia Theater for a local dance studio. So downtown was definitely jumping! We finally found places to park and then the session couldn’t have gone any more smoothly. These two glided into every pose naturally and effortlessly, so I know we’re going to make magic on their wedding day!! Can’t wait!!

Bianca + Thomas | Japan House engagement session

Bianca + Thomas told me from the get-go that they are quirky and weird and they definitely wanted to play that up for their engagement photos. I definitely got several photos of them sticking their tongues out at each other and a few with some funny poses, though those didn’t quite make the cut for the blog — LOL. I’m sure there will be some from the wedding though!! I love how after a few minutes of us getting comfortable together during the session, they both relaxed a little and we settled into a good groove! Keep an eye out at the end of October for their Halloween-themed wedding!