Kiersten & Roger | Engaged | Lafayette
Kiersten & Roger
Fall Engagement Session
I'm so excited to be sharing Kiersten & Roger's engagement session today! These two have the cutest love story. They have been best friends since middle school and have been dating for the past 7 years. This past Christmas, Kiersten and her family were opening presents, when Roger surprised her with a small, square box. Kiersten opened it up to find a beautiful diamond ring! He proposed, she said yes, and now they get to spend forever together!
Kiersten & Roger are so fun to hang out with, so full of life, and SO in love! During their fall engagement session, it was easy to see the depth of love they have for each other. The entire time we were shooting, they were laughing, snuggling, and I even caught them smoochin' here and there ;) I cannot wait to document their wedding day next June!
Maybe it has something to do with the coffee I just chugged or the fact that “Country Girl” by Luke Bryan just came on my shuffle, but I am SO dang excited to share Katie & Brian’s wedding today! Get ready, because this countryside winter wedding was one for the books!
I cannot say enough about how awesome these two are and how much fun we had during their rustic fall engagement session in West Lafayette, Indiana. Not only are Katie & Brian the up-for-anything, laugh through the cold, kind of couple that I LOVE capturing, but they’re also crazy about each other. Wanna know just how in-love they are? Well here’s how Katie described her fiancé to me:
During their colorful fall engagement session in Holcomb Gardens, it was so apparent just HOW in love these two are. Throughout the shoot, Eric kept saying things like “I love the pictures where Kristen is laughing! Those are my favorite!” In all of the photos, it’s so easy to see all the love and admiration Eric has for Kristen, and vice-versa.
She went to Purdue, he went to Butler, but Rachel & Kyle’s mutual passion for medicine brought them together. These two lovebirds met during a post-grad fellowship after pharmacy school and have been inseparable ever since. This past summer, on a trip to Florida, Kyle invited Rachel to go for a walk on the beach. Before she knew it, Kyle was down on one knee holding a custom designed ring with heirloom sapphires. He asked Rachel to spend forever with him and of course she said YES!
This was SUCH a special engagement session for me. First off, a little backstory. When I was about 15 years old, one of my friends from dance class asked me if I would take her senior pictures. I knew NOTHING technically about photography — I just enjoyed taking pictures for fun in my free time! It sounded like a whole lot of fun, so we picked a date and I showed up with my little Olympus mirrorless camera…
I have a confession. It’s the middle of January and I’m definitely listening to jazzy Christmas music while writing this blog post. Only because this wedding was SO festive and going through these photos just made me wanna get back into the Christmas spirit! When Emily & Tyler got engaged December 1st, they knew they wanted to have a holly jolly wedding to celebrate their favorite holiday as well as their marriage. Exactly one year later, they tied the knot in the same church where Emily’s parents got married!
I actually CANNOT STOP smiling while looking at these photos!!! November 17th was the most beautiful day as Verna & David became husband and wife! These two absolutely radiate joy and every part of their wedding was filled to the brim with it. They kept their beautiful fall wedding day simple and elegant, allowing them to focus on the true meaning of their marriage. Excuse me while I go and continue to cry over their adorableness!
'Tis the season for falling in love! Lauren & Michael met in college at an ugly Christmas sweater party. Lauren was standing with her friends when a group of guys entered the room. Immediately, one of them, whom Lauren didn’t recognize, split from the pack and swooped in towards her. All of a sudden, he got down on one knee, grabbed Lauren's hand, and kissed it! Talk about a first impression! Well Michael's romantic gesture sure worked because these two are getting married!
Any Star Wars fans here? I’ll admit I’m one! I can’t count the number of times I’ve been Princess Leia or Padme for Halloween :P If you’ve seen the movies, doesn’t the image above totally remind you of a scene from Naboo?! The columns, the ivy, the arched windows — it’s like we’re on set!
One of my favorite things about Chicago is that every corner can transport you to a totally different country, era, or even galaxy (lol okay I’m done geeking out now). That’s why I was so excited when Anna wanted to meet me in downtown Chitown for her senior session! We spent an evening running around the windy city, finding the best backgrounds, and chasing the sun. It was so much fun! I also loved getting to know Anna during her shoot. She is as sweet as can be and has the best style. Wait until you see the hat she brought; I’m obsessed with it! More Chicago shoots pleaseeeee!