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Lindsay + Bryan | Late fall engagement session in Urbana

I’m SO EXCITED for these two! We have been waiting for Lindsay to find her Mr. Right and it’s been fun getting to know Bryan over the past year or so. The day we planned to meet up ended up being sunny (yay!) but really cold (boo!), but I don’t think they look too freezing in these photos, so I’ll call it a win. ;) I also let them keep their coats on for a few shots. The day before the session, Lindsay texted and asked if they could bring their dog Tig along for some photos. OF COURSE! The answer to the question of dogs in photoshoots will always be YES! Tig did an awesome job and we finally figured out the trick to getting his ears up: “Tig, do you wanna go for a car ride?” #winning

These two are getting married next May, and it’s going to be a super fun and beautiful affair at a golf club in the suburbs. My husband is still holding out hope that Lindsay is going to ask him to be a flower girl, but I’m not counting my chickens. LOL

Kayleigh + Tyler | Monticello Robert Allerton Park stylish engagement photos

Relationship goals, am I right?  I adore this couple and their sweet puppy Cooper!  Kayleigh + Tyler were easy to work with and pose and had a few great ideas themselves.  When they changed into their second outfits, I was totally in heaven!  I couldn't have chosen more perfect outfits for them.  We met up at Allerton Park and took our time wandering around the grounds looking for golden pockets of light, water features, and cool architecture.  I seriously can't wait for their wedding next May!

Claire + Ozzie | Mini photo session with canine friend

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yellow lab dog session with owner
yellow lab dog session with owner
dog session at Porter Park in Southwest Champaign
dog session at Porter Park in Southwest Champaign
terminally ill dog gets photo session with owner
terminally ill dog gets photo session with owner
dog recently underwent chemo still with boundless energy
dog recently underwent chemo still with boundless energy

Claire was a bridesmaid in her sister Sarah's wedding that I photographed a few years ago.  Their family dog Ozzie has recently undergone surgeries and chemotherapy due to cancer and she wanted to do a photo session to commemorate all their years together.  Ozzie had a pretty choppy haircut on one side of his body, but I think we did a pretty good job of avoiding it!  With all he's been through, I didn't imagine him to be so full of energy and happy, but he definitely still had a spring in his step!  Thanks for a fun session, Ozzie & Claire!