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Ellis + Taylor | Belleville, IL Engagement Session

March 18, 2014

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Do you know what time it is???? It’s time for the first engagement blog post of the year and I know I keep posting stuff like that lately but you have no idea how excited I am that I’m shooting sessions again. Vacations and down times are nice but I can’t go more than a week or so before I’m ready to get back into my routine. Try 3 months!!!

So, without making you all wait any longer, I’ll get right into it. Meet Ellis and Taylor. I first met this adorable couple at my step sister’s wedding last January. Both of them were in the bridal party and since I was taking the photos I was around them for most of the day. They are so fun and so loving towards one another. When Taylor contacted me about 6 months later or so telling me she was engaged I was thrilled! The only thing was, I hadn’t opened my books for 2015 yet and I told her to just wait it out just a bit longer. I was crossing my fingers that she would wait for me because I was really excited to do her wedding. Well… the start of the year came and I opened my books up for 2015 and she immediately emailed me and said she was ready to do whatever the next step was. That’s a bride that I love! A bride that knows what she wants.

Ellis and Taylor met at the First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL and so our first stop was there. It was 7:30am and was freezing but we made it work. I knew the sun was coming up in a bit and it would warm it up eventually. Their session continued to Belleville, IL where their reception will be and a few surrounding areas. They had so many ideas!!! Both are music majors and there was a mural painted on the building by their reception location. How awesome is that!!! Everything went just as planned and I’m so excited about their upcoming wedding.

Where it all began…..

And this is why I recommend early morning sessions!!!! Hello beautiful, glowy light!

Love this!

That mural is amazing! Love the colors.

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