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Amber + David | Allerton Park engagement session | Monticello

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I loved this session with Amber + David! It was really muggy, but these two powered through and didn't even look too melty! The worst part was probably when a bug flew into my eye, but Amber came to my rescue with some Visine. :) They chose two outfits -- one more casual and one a little dressier, but they all followed the same color scheme which made this session flow seamlessly. Amber + David even hung around with me for a bit longer than anticipated since an amazing sunset was developing on the horizon and I couldn't pass it up! I'm so glad they stuck it out with me for an extra half hour! I can't wait for their wedding in October! Sun Singer engagement photos

walking engagement photos before golden hour

couple in road at Allerton Park

engagement pictures with drooping tree branches

tall tree rows with engaged couple

couple with gray house sitting on stoop

engagement poses with ivy covered doorway

couple in blue and white with ivy background

brick archway in walled garden at Allerton

couple with blue doorway and gray backdrop

engagement photos at Allerton Park

golden hour photos in field

sunset photos in rural Piatt County

Shannon + Brandon : Holy Cross + iHotel wedding

Shannon + Brandon had an absolutely beautiful and perfect wedding day -- just like I knew they would! Shannon had her ducks all in a row well over a year ago when they hired me to photograph their wedding. Everything was planned to a T, with few hiccups (were there any??), and even though it was December, I don't recall the weather or the light being a problem! We ended up with about two hours for potraits after the ceremony, and about half of that was after the sun had set, so we had a little fun with some lights on campus and in downtown Champaign by the train tracks. These two have become friends, and I wish them nothing but the best in their future together. Hope you're having a great time in Destin on your honeymoon! Leave a comment below the post, and after 50 comments, Shannon + Brandon will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice.

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Vendors: Ceremony: Holy Cross Reception: iHotel Officiant: Fr. Steve Willard Caterer: University of Illinois Catering DJ, linens, video + lighting: Star Talent Events Limo: Larry's Limousine Service Florist: Abbott's Florist Cake: The Cake Artist's Studio Dress: Ultimate Bride, Chicago (Monique Lhuillier) Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaid, Chicago Tuxes: Formally Modern Tuxedo (Joseph Abboud) Photographer: Holly Birch Photography Assistant photographer: Melanie Anderson