Liz and Brad have an easygoing air about them, a very laid back vibe which lends to effortless portraits.
Liz picked Alton, IL as her engagement spot since she is from there and it has special meaning to her. I love her cobalt dress and chunky necklace!
We found this perfect sunlight in a back alley. The most unusual spots always lend themselves to beautiful portraits!
The setting sun lingered over the hilltops by the river.
Dusk approached and we drove to the Alton bridge.
The wedding day was here and we arrived and got to work on the details. Liz’ mom was VERY careful about her dress and installed a hook just for us to photograph it on! No dresses hanging in the garden for us!
Some earrings and a hair pin laid nicely on a mirror.
What luck that the flowers in the garden matched Liz’ Bridal Shower invite!
I loved shooting through the beveled glass in the sanctuary doors in this church. It was so pretty!
This is the shot before ‘the shot’ where everyone looks perfect and is smiling at the camera, but I like this one better… a little behind the scenes and showing Liz’ friends taking care of her.
Look at the Spanish lace on this Cathedral veil!
The new Art Museum wing makes for some striking portraits.
Again, Liz’s bridesmaids making sure she looks her best!
Liz had some beautiful roses and peonies in her bouquet.
I love the little wrinkly nose Liz gets when she is smiling!
Pale aqua offset by fuchsia were the bridesmaid’s colors.
The bridesmaid’s statement necklaces really set off the dresses!
Finally at Forest Park we got to work on making some timeless couples portraits.
Liz’ dad grew all the cocktail hour centerpieces in his garden!
The Culver pavilion looked beautiful with pops of pink against a neutral table.
Guest favors were school-themed sugar cookies!
I loved that they used patterned tablecloths. I don’t see that done often!
The beaded chargers were beautiful.
Liz’ maid of honor telling a sordid story about Liz!
Look how happy dad is!
Liz and Brad had a food truck for guests at the end of the night! What a great idea!