As Katie and Ryan’s Bloomington, Illinois engagement photographer, I had such a great time getting to know this cute couple and capturing the love between them. With all the rain this spring, Bloomington is so lush and green, and we took full advantage of it.
True high school sweethearts, Katie and Ryan met on their first day of high school. Both being over achievers, they took summer classes leading into their first year, and found each other in the same classroom. If that is not already absolutely adorable, Katie remembers being impressed by the fact that he was even earlier to the class than she was! Near the end of their senior year, he asked her out, and the rest is history.
As a couple, they (and their friends) consider themselves old souls. Their friends say they are the grandparents of the group, and often call them by their middle names – Helen and Gerald – since it makes them sound even more like an old couple. When others went out to the bars on Friday nights, this adorable couple preferred to stay home and read together. They love to go on walks, spend hours in bookstores, do puzzles, and cook. Ryan is the rock to Katie’s wave, and it’s as if they were always meant to be!
Because Katie and Ryan are both nature lovers, we began their engagement session in a park. With mostly green surrounding us, we discovered pops of flowers beginning to bloom. After the park, the engaged couple changed, and we headed into towns to take a couple of photos on the Wesleyan University campus. The shoot was full of so many fun moments, laughs, and love all around.
Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,
The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.