Lydia + Justin | Champaign + Mahomet engagement photography

I met Lydia + Justin in downtown Champaign for urban images with various alleys, doorways, and walls. We just kind of wandered around and stopped when we saw something we liked, including a dumpster-filled alley that Lydia scouted out. It didn't smell the greatest, but the light was amazing, and you'd never know the difference in the photos! We finished up the engagement session at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet as the sun was going down. Here's fair warning that there are a lot of favorites from this session! I am very excited to photograph their wedding in September 2012! Please leave a comment below, and after 25 comments, Lydia + Justin will receive a complimentary 5x7" mounted print! Meet Winnie! She is Lydia + Justin's adorable puppy. (Special thanks to Will for coming along as puppy "trainer") :) Family pic! An old classic. :) Lydia is not crazy about the red covered bridge, even though she likes the bridge itself. For that reason, most of these next few photos were processed in black-and-white. Though, I did leave a couple just to show the difference! Two versions of this one: I took the opportunity to experiment with my lighting a little bit. This idea is so cute, that I have to share a little bit about it. Lydia + Justin call themselves each other's puzzle pieces. So Lydia brought along some puzzle pieces to incorporate into the session. As soon as she told me, my mind was buzzing with ideas! They made for a great detail bling shot! At the end they both wanted to wade into the water a bit. Yes, please! I am so glad I snuck (sneaked?) this one in at the end. I love it!!

Thanks, guys, for a great session! I know Lydia is stalking my blog waiting for these, so I've been hustling! :)