Posted on Aug 02, 2013

I love engagement sessions because it gives us an opportunity to spend some time with our couples prior to the wedding day. This is when we learn how comfortable they are in front of the camera and how they interact with each other.

I knew from our booking session that this particular couple never has their photo taken and it’s really not their thing to pose for the camera for an hour, so we did this session in record time… about 30 minutes.

Jen and Foster (Ken’s nickname) were troopers, following me all around the University of Illinois Arboretum grounds and we got some great shots.

Engagement session at the arboretum in Urbana, IL  - University of Illinois


Every session has a “money” shot and I LOVE this one!!!

Engagement session at UofI Arboretum Urbana, IL


I couldn’t help but to play a bit with the light at the end of the session – the sun was in the perfect spot for a little sun flare and silhouettes.


Beautiful sun flare and sillouettes at the Arboretum.


I had a great time with you Jennifer and Foster – your full gallery will be ready by the end of the week!