Allerton Mansion + Park, Monticello, IL

He was new to town, she was a Champaign native. They both loved playing soccer and eventually were paired up on the same co-ed soccer team at Soccer Planet (not to be confused with Pizza Planet for you Toy Story fans) where sparks flew. Being on the same team with friends, they noticed said sparks and eventually encouraged Micaela to invite Nick to friendly group outings. After many group dates, and some more intimate dates, Nick decided to ask Micaela to be his official girlfriend.

Their engagement session was a blast. We chatted non-stop while walking the gardens of Allerton Park, shooting all around. These two love birds are so natural in front of the lens and barely needed coaching from me, which is the best! They weren’t afraid to have fun and I think it shows in their photos. We shot until well after sun went down for some beautiful silhouette shots to wrap things up, and if I say so myself they are some of my favorites!

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