One of the best things about engagement sessions is having the opportunity to capture the personalities of the future bride and groom. And there is no better to place to see the true feelings of a couple than at their home! So, when Carly and Mick asked me to travel to them for their engagement session, there is no way I could say no. Carly and Mick’s at-home engagement session was cozy, comfortable, sweet, and perfect. They were in their element, and because of this, their love and happiness radiated so clearly in each of their photos!
Carly and Mick met in 2011, but didn’t go on their first date until the spring of 2012. After their first date, Carly already knew that he was the man she was going to marry! They have been together ever since, and their at-home engagement session was evidence that they are so comfortable together.
There is something so intimate and pure about capturing a couple in their natural environment. They are truly best friends, which was so easy to see as we captured photos of them cuddling on the couch and hanging out at home. As a couple, they are open and honest about their relationship, and it feels as though they invite you into that relationship with their continued laughter and genuine smiles.
Spending the afternoon with these lovebirds was definitely a treat. Besides snapping some at-home photos, we also took a trip to Barrelhouse 34 in Champaign, IL. This was equally as fun because it showcased Carly and Mick’s love of going out together. It was so easy to see that hanging out, grabbing a beer, and laughing is something they do often – not just something they do to get a cute photo! It is these types of genuine moments that make for amazing engagement pictures!
Carly and Mick tied the knot in a September wedding at Allerton Park in Monticello. If you think their engagement photos, be sure to check out their beautiful fall wedding day here.
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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.