Julia and I met on one of the hottest days of the summer to take her senior photos, traversing around Highland, IL, to some of the most beautiful locations in the small town. We started the day at her grandparent's house out in the country, relishing the beauty provided by their pond and woods. Then we traveled over to Lila's Garden in town, where we took full advantage of the beautiful flowers that were blooming in late August. Finally, we went out to Silver Lake Park and took some more photos by some neat rock fixtures they have in the park. By the end of the shoot, we were sweaty, and I was getting pretty smelly, but it was totally worth it--Julia's pictures rock!
Ashley and Andrew's day started bright & early, with the gals getting their hair done at Hair Expressions by Donna in Albers, IL. After their hair appointments, the ladies left to do their makeup, and I met up with the guys, who were getting ready at Ashley and Andrew's home. Ready with plenty of time to spare, they even got to enjoy a few games of pool before heading over to the church for the ceremony!
After their children and ring barer and flower girl Drew and Rose (who was carrying a "Here Comes Mommy!" sign) came down the aisle, Andy saw his bride, and he beamed! One of my favorite captures from the day is him spying her for the first time, and his best man, Jeff, peering over at him with an approving smile. The ceremony, held at Zion-UCC in New Baden, very special, as Ashley's family has attended that church her whole life, and her parents even married there themselves!
Following a bubbly exit and family photos inside the church, the wedding party traveled over to Ashley's grandmother's home for photos. It was a sunny day, and surprisingly cool for August, and the weather ended up being perfect for taking traditional and goofy photos. Little Rose had the most fun of everyone, though, crawling through the fabric in Ashley's dress and playing with the tulle that was probably as big as she was!
Thanks again, Ashley and Andrew, for having 10,000 Words capture your special day!