I met Kristen and Derek over coffee in Ottawa, Illinois almost a year ago and we hit it off right away. They are a very down to earth couple and so easy going therefore making this session a breeze. We met up in Peoria, Illinois for the engagement photographs a few weeks ago. I have done weddings in Peoria area, but have not done any engagement shoots in the downtown. It was the type of shoot where I said “let’s go downtown by the river” but I really had no plan after that. We just started walking around and locations started springing up. In just a few blocks of each other, we managed to get the vast river, modern architecture, water fountain, tulips in full bloom and the classic downtown sidewalk and brick shots. Never underestimate the power of just walking around. That is when I always find the best spots.
Thank You to Kristen + Derek for the great engagement session in Peoria! I will see you very soon in Morris, Illinois for your wedding!
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