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Amanda & Pete | Central Illinois Engagement Session | Peoria Illinois

Central Illinois Engagement Photographer

When you are best friends and soulmates rolled into one, you know it was meant to be!

Amanda and Pete met at Eureka College during their freshman year. They had a class together with only a handful people in it, but Amanda does not remember Pete being there at all! Luckily for them, they got a second chance to meet when they had another class together their sophomore year. They immediately hit it off, and began dating soon afterward. Their relationship flourished and both knew that they had found “the one” almost right away.

These sweet lovebirds spend their time together learning and growing as a couple. As homebodies, they love staying home and spending quality time in one another’s company. But that is not to say they don’t enjoy going out together, too! They love going to the movies, going on walks, and having discussions over a delicious steak dinner. This inseparable duo has also traveled many places together, from Chicago and Michigan to Louisville and Texas, and are excited to continue their explorations as a married couple!

It was so much fun getting to know this sweet couple during their engagement shoot. Amanda and Pete joined me in Peoria to celebrate their engagement in a beautiful park. The setting was charming and perfect as we took pictures by the stream and on a quaint bridge. After a quick change we headed into town, where we took some photos in front of Eureka College…the place where their love story began! The newly engaged couple was full of laughter and smiles the entire time. Their photos are a perfect representation of their love. I am grateful I was able to be a part of Amanda and Pete’s engagement, and I am so excited for their future together as husband and wife.

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