Caleen + Ryan Independence Park Libertyville Engagement Session

Almost 2 weeks from now Caleen and Ryan will be saying I do and I CANNOT FREAKIN WAIT. Caleen and I have been emailing about their big day, getting all of the details and timelines in order and lets just say its going to be one awesome party. She has already mentioned there will be donuts. They actually brought us donuts to their engagement session as a congratulations on getting married the weekend before. Are they not the sweetest?? I also have to point out that there will be some incredibly gorgeous and sentimental details/moments at their wedding and I truly cannot wait to capture these for them.

Caleen and Ryan are actually having their reception at Independence Park! They asked if we could go there in September to get a different view of the place since it’ll be winter and potentially snowing on their big day. I thought it was a great idea :) They even brought their dog Kedzie who was just so adorable.

This shoot was all about breaking the rules… I saw there was a little beach there beside the venue and asked if they would be cool with hopping the fence. I wanted to get just a few of them playing on the beach. We made it about 5 minutes before a woman with a fanny pack on a gold cart came racing over and escorted us to the other side of the gate. Dogs (and horses) were also not allowed on the premise so we smuggled Kedzie in. Don’t worry. I may be known to hop a few fences from time to time but I would never put anyone in danger. Or do something illegal in the name of a photo :)

From the moment we had our initial phone call to the last few emails I have received from Caleen, I have absolutely loved working with these and could not be more excited for them. See you guys in just a couple weeks!!!