Engagements

Nathan and Genevieve, Engaged :: Lincoln, Illinois, Engagement Photographer

 

Nathan and Genevieve have been dating for a few years and recently became engaged. They contacted me to make some winter-themed engagement images for them. Although the central Illinois weather proved uncooperative on the day of our session, we made some lovely studio images and found places indoors thanks to Ed and Ronda at the Owl's Roost Coffee Shop and the folks at the Lincoln Public Library.

After a few studio portraits, we made our way over to the Owl's Roost. The goal there was to make some candid images, capturing conversation over coffee. Genevieve had some clever ideas for the library which we were able to make after hours there. And, seriously, when a couple reads Encyclopedia Britannica together, aren't they destined to spend their lives together?

My thanks to Nathan and Genevieve for letting me make your pictures.

 

 

Lincoln Chamber Business of the Week - Tuesday :: Illinois Engagement Photographer

As I mentioned yesterday, my business was chosen as the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week. The Chamber is making posts each day in Facebook and I'll mirror those posts here. Remember that I'm giving away two FREE headshot sessions this week--make sure you enter for your chance to win.
 

Dramatic light makes for moving and emotional engagement session images, and they look great in a guest sign-in book at the wedding. I often do engagement and senior sessions in the evening and use studio lighting techniques to add drama (the good kind). 

Kyle and Sarah, Engaged :: Bloomington, Illinois, Wedding Photographer


 

Kyle and Sarah have been sweethearts for a long time--they've attended the same church and schools for years and will soon make their promise to spend the rest of their lives together. We recently spent some time in Lincoln at the studio, a nearby park, and downtown to make their engagement pictures. Thank you, Kyle and Sarah, for letting me make your photographs; I'm looking forward to your wedding as well.

 

 

Bart and Libby, Engaged :: Bloomington, Illinois, Wedding Photographer

Bart and Libby found each other at college. Actually, Bart's roommate found Libby but Bart stole her heart and the rest is history.

The summer that they were apart, Bart wrote to Libby.

Every. Single. Day.

A pretty girl and a commited man--I think they're off to a great start.

We took some time to make their engagement photos during a break in the sweltering Illinois summer heat; here are a few. Thanks, Bart and Libby, for letting me make your photographs.

 

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