I've known Jessie for several years now as we were formerly in a networking group together. She has since become my massage therapist (if you need a massage, seriously -- go see her!) and recently opened the CU Women's Boxing Gym. Bob's son also joined us for the beginning of the session so they would have a few photos of the new family together! I'm so looking forward to their wedding at CityView in September!
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!
Abby + Justin met me at the relatively new Helms Park in Champaign on a rare Saturday evening session opening. It turned out to be prom central, but we managed to work our way around the park without any prom goers in the background! I'm finally happy to photograph sessions at this park now that the rocks have weathered a bit and lost their deep yellow color. Abby + Justin loosened up in front of the camera quite nicely, and we got some great images. The one of them sitting on the park bench with the purple flowers behind them is my favorite!