Back in December, I received an email from Samantha asking to meet with me to discuss my wedding pricing and her big day. We decided to meet at her wedding venue (after her consult there) but we didn't realize they'd be closing at that time so we decided to head over to Barnes and Noble to the Starbucks. I LOVE me some coffee! Samantha brought along her mother and we spent about an hour discussing plans she had in mind for her wedding and what type of photography she was looking for. She values photography, which I love, and when I was driving home I received a text that she had decided to have me be her photographer! She said it didn't take her long to make the decision after meeting me and that made me feel good. I knew right from the start that we were a good fit, too.
So what comes after a booking? An engagement session of course! We decided to shoot at the DuQuoin Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois. I shoot there a lot but it's always different with each couple. It has amazing light in the afternoon/evening and there are great places all around the grounds for different looks. There are sables for horses, a huge lake and there are these weird (but amazing) trees that I like to call bonsai trees but I'm sure that's not there real name. If you watched Saved By The Bell growing up you might know what I'm talking about LOL.
An engagement session takes around an hour or so depending on location and in that time I get to know my couples and find out how they met and how the proposal went. Eric and Samantha are such a fun loving couple and it was so much fun watching them make each other laugh. Their love is contagious and I'm so excited to show you my favorites from my time with them.
P.S. They are getting married at one of my favorite venues in June so stay tuned......
Look at that bling! You did good Eric.
They are repainting the stables and it was perfect timing for these pics.
June 11, 2016 is the big day...so when we found a stable with an 11 on it, we just had to use it.
Eric is a good nuzzler!
I ABSOLUTEY love this picture!
I took this picture on the truck of my Honda. Honda for the win! But seriously, how gorgeous is her rose gold ring!!???!!!!