I traveled to Varna, Illinois for this engagement session with Alyson and Matt. The day was cloudy but came along with a romantic light. The photographs were taken at a family residence in a gated community with many options choose from for photos. I incorporated the lake, many trees, and different surrounding textures to give the final images a sultry, woodsy yet modern edge.
Alyson and Matt grew up in the same community but a few years apart. They crossed paths in St. Louis, MO where Alyson was attending college and Matt was visiting friends. After this fateful run in, Matt sought out Alyson’s phone number, and that led to a 4-year long distance relationship!
After 2 years of secretly having an engagement ring for Alyson, Matt proposed on a beach at sunset in Saugatuck, MI!
I look forward to meeting up with the lovely couple again for their wedding day that is set to be an outdoor wedding with a touch of vintage ambiance with an overall mission to “Relax, have a good time, get drunk and dance!”
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