Ainsley + Kip | Champaign Porter Park and downtown engagement


June is always one of my biggest booking months for weddings, and June 2016 will be no exception! Ainsley + Kip booked me a few weeks ago and wanted to do their engagement session pretty quickly, so we jumped right on that a couple weeks later. Kip is a former soccer player, so they wanted to squeeze in a few quick shots on a soccer field, so we made that happen in between visits to downtown Champaign and Porter Park in southwest Champaign. I am a huge fan of couple incorporating things that are important to them or maybe just brought them closer together as a couple – especially if it makes for great photos! Once Ainsley messaged me about her soccer goal idea, I was all in! Add in some gorgeous light and this gorgeous couple, and I was on cloud nine! Orpheum parking lot engagement

editorial magazine model couple

couple walking downtown Champaign

soccer engagement pictures

sunset engagement SW Champaign

engagement pictures at golden hour

tall grass engagement pics

Gene Kelly toe tap fun picture

Amanda + Jason | Downtown Champaign Engagement Photography


Amanda + Jason are getting married at a country club near Plainfield this summer, and I am very excited for their wedding! Amanda's sister is Shannon (+ Brandon) whose wedding I photographed about a year and a half ago. I LOVE sibling weddings, and am humbled when a family trusts me enough to come back to me for another wedding. Amanda + Jason came down from the suburbs for a lovely engagement session just as spring came on full force. I was pretty excited about their second outfit - the silver dress and bright teal shirt/tie combo. To me, those images just pop perfectly. Can't wait for the wedding!alley engagement photography teal urban white brick wall photo session engagement street photography

Beth + Ryan : Central Illinois engagement photography

Beth + Ryan are getting married next summer near Jacksonville, but they trekked over to Champaign for their engagement session. I'm very much looking forward to photographing their wedding at a venue I've never photographed before! I also enjoy getting to know my wedding couples prior to the wedding with a custom engagement session. It helps me to know their quirks, behaviors, and relationship overall. Best of luck with your wedding planning, Beth + Ryan!