Eric & Laini | Central Illinois Engagement Photography

December 31, 2016. What a big day for EVERYONE, but it was a HUGE day for Laini & Eric. It was the day they made it official that they would be spending their lives together. Laini is my best friend, so she included me in her ceremony! What an amazing experience! It was a day of waiting since they did not get married until 9pm. L&E wanted everyone to ring in the new year with them. And it was amazing!

Laini asked me to take her engagement pictures and I could not pass that up either! These were taken in the fall since it is Laini & Eric’s favorite time of year. So they adorned their sweaters, took some pictures with their cat child, Louise, and we headed outdoors! It was so magical to see real love right before my eyes! Thank you to Laini & Eric for letting me be a part of these moments.

Jenna & Jim | Central Illinois Engagement Photography

It was a cloudy, May day (my favorite kind of day) and I was set to meet Jenna & Jim at the Thorn Creek Woods Forrest Preserve. None of us has even been there, but from the entrance to the trails, I fell in love. It ended up being quite the hike through muddy trails and fallen trees.

I am so excited for their wedding in December. It’s going to be great!!

Evans Family | Central Illinois Family Photography

Such a beautiful family! Even on this chilly fall day, this family was still smiles and full of fun! Little brother wasn’t too happy, but big brother got some smiles out of him. So happy to have the opportunity to work with them! 🙂