Ashley, from La Belle Fleur Events, and I always have the most fun working together. We like working together SO much that we decided to team up and give away a styled engagement session experience to one happy couple. Back in the spring, we received many great stories from couples who wanted to recreate their favorite relationship memories into photographs. Brittany and Michael were our giveaway winners, and we could not have been more excited to work with them.
Brittany wrote to us:
"A favorite memory...hm that's a tough one! There are so many to choose from. One that I cherish the most would be the day we spent outdoors at an apple festival event by my house. It was in the beginning of our relationship and we really fell more in love this day. We went to a field and laid on a blanket underneath this HUGE tree and we talked about the future. We talked about marriage and God’s plan for us. It was a perfect day."
Ashley and I used this story as the source of inspiration for their engagement photos. By bringing in just a few simple props, we worked our magic to recreate that special day. On an early Sunday morning, Ashley and I met Brittany and Michael at Deer Grove in Palatine. Brittany and Michael took us to the tree and field that has held so much significance to their relationship. This tree even ended up being the same spot where Michael asked Brittany to marry him. Michael brought his guitar to play some tunes, and Brittany brought along a book that was filled of love letters and old photographs from their relationship. It was so sweet!
I think the key to any great engagement session is to let your personalities shine! This session recaptures one special moment in their relationship, but it also shows their love for one another. Brittany and Michael are playful, fun and very sweet people. We let them run free, dance, cuddle and just enjoy the beautiful morning together. Hear more about what went on behind the scenes with this engagement session here. We had such a blast working with them. Thank you both for just a great session!