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Lauren & Brett, An Illinois Home Engagement Session

November 10, 2016


Lauren and Brett hadn’t paid much attention to each other prior to the very moment during a college club trip when Lauren noticed he was more involved in writing a class paper than he was enjoying the company of the other club trip participants. She said she doesn’t know what came over her but she walked right up to this guy she’d never talked to before and offered to write his paper for him if he’d join in on the fun. They spent the rest of the evening together, talking and getting to know each other. Two years exactly from that night they will tie the knot in Southern Illinois and I cannot wait to be there to capture it!

We tossed around location ideas but when it came down to who they are as a couple, it made the most sense to shoot the entire engagement session at their newly acquired home only minutes from the church in which they will be married. Lauren had given me a good idea of what I was to expect from their property but she majorly underplayed it! I was blown away at all the options and then she made me the happiest photographer ever by asking if we could do ALL wedding day portraits on their land. UH YES PLEASE!

Now, can we please talk about how radiant Lauren is! And how Brett looks at her??? SWOON! I know they probably got tired of me geeking out over his adoration for her each but it’s evident in every single photo! It was so hard to choose which images I would share on the blog but please enjoy my favorites!