Veterans Acres Park Engagement Session | Casey + Taylor

When I first met Casey and Taylor at a tiny local coffee shop, I knew we were going to be a great fit!  Taylor has just the sweetest personality and it’s so obvious how in love these two are.

Taylor requested an engagement session with more a forest/wilderness vibe and I loved that idea!  We settled on Veterans Acres Park in Crystal Lake and WOW! I’ve never been there before and it is absolutely gorgeous.  So many mature trees, a huge pond and some super cute walking paths!  I got there early to scout out some locations and found out that access to the board walks wasn’t possible because of all the rain we had recently.  I was bummed, but found some other amazing spots to use.  The weather was perfect!  When Taylor got out of the car, I was SO impressed with her outfit!! She had this amazing flowy skirt on with a black and lace top.  It was perfection! And Casey’s outfit complimented Taylor in the best way.  Seriously, these two were outfit goals!  (not to mention Taylors gorgeous HAIR!!! <3)

The only thing I didn’t account for was how quickly the sun was going to set behind those huge trees.  We lost light pretty quickly and made the decision to come back in a week to finish it up with the second outfit.  I’m so blessed to have such amazing clients who value photography in the way these two do!

We got back at it a week later and were finally able to access the boardwalks….and it was so dreamy!  The light, the willow trees, the bridges…it was everything dream engagements were made of!  Even though we all got eaten alive by these mutant mosquitoes, it was about 90 degrees and they were in fall outfits (how cute are those black and grey outfits they are in?!), they made it work.

Taylor and Casey, thanks for trusting me and being so flexible!! I had the best time with you both and can’t WAIT for your wedding next year!

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