Fall Sunset Engagement Session | Allerton Park | Monticello, Illinois | Brittni & TJ

What's better than photographing a couple in love?  Photographing a couple in love in a beautiful location of course!  Allerton Park, located in Monticello, provides a beautiful backdrop year round.  Brittni and TJ's engagement session provided not only a wonderful backdrop but also the most gorgeous yummy, end of the day light on a fantastic fall evening!

Brittni and TJ have known each other most of their lives.  You could find them on the steps of their church holding hands after youth group in junior high.  How cool is it that their love story started so long ago and soon they will say 'I Do'?!  It will be fun to be able to photograph them on the infamous steps on their wedding day where there love story began.  

Engagement sessions are always an excellent way for us to get to know the couple better before their wedding day.  And then when their wedding day rolls around, we feel like old friends so couples are more relaxed making it even easier to capture their natural connection and love between each other.   

In addition to choosing clothes that complimented their skin tones that look beautiful with nature's fall colors, they also incorporated outfits showcasing the love they have for the same baseball team (Chicago Cubs) and showed off a little of their rivalry in football (Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears).  They prove that you can root for the 'other team' and still be friends.  :-) 

TJ and Brittni, we had so much fun with the two of you and are excited for your wedding in April!  :-)

 

Update:   We love small town weddings.  The character in the locations you can find to photograph are around every corner.  In case you've stumbled upon this blog months later, we thought we'd update to include the link to their wedding photos as well.   Check out their wedding photos here!