Get used to seeing Malorie and Jonathan on the blog! We had a whirlwind photography “relationship” with these two. Six weeks from their wedding, we did this awesome engagement shoot in balmy downtown Austin, then we did a bridal session with Malorie a few weeks before their wedding, and we just had a blast shooting their wedding this past weekend (several of these engagement photos were prominently featured at the wedding, which is always cool to see). Photos from the bridal session and wedding are upcoming – like I said, get used to seeing these two smiling faces. We’re so glad we got to be Jonathan and Malorie’s photographers, and we think these engagement photos turned out great. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get them up – I’ve had a little backlog to get caught up on. Anyway, enjoy the love and laughter of this cute couple below.
This was my first outdoor winter photo session, and it was as cold as it looks – central Illinois isn’t very “pleasant” around the New Year. But don’t worry, I was all bundled up (see the last picture) and Sarah & Jordan were troopers! Sarah is Katie’s cousin, and we’ve gotten to know Jordan & Sarah as a couple over the last few years during holidays and other trips home. Right before we went back to Illinois for Christmas this year, we found out they got engaged! As usually happens when you’re a photographer, the discussion soon turned to photo sessions and the next thing we knew, we’d scheduled an engagement session and started talking wedding photography!
All the photos below were taken on Sarah’s parents’ property, which is a really beautiful section of wooded land, farmland, a river, and there’s even an abandoned bridge. We couldn’t have asked for a better setting, and the pictures turned out beautifully. We also got a chance to include Snickers, their goldendoodle, in the photo shoot as well! Our time with Jordan and Sarah (and Snickers) was a lot of fun, and we can’t wait to photograph their wedding in July!