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University of Illinois Arboretum Engagement in Champaign, Illinois | Hannah + Steve

December 5, 2017

Hey, I’m Kara!
A Chicagoland wedding photographer for joyful newlyweds-to-be! My couples call me their wedding cheerleader! After photographing 200+ weddings, my favorite part of my job will forever be the sweet couples that come into my life.
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Cheers to sharing more engagement sessions on the blog! So, so thrilled to share Hannah + Steve’s engagement photos with you today!

Late this past September, I connected with Hannah’s mom Ann after she found my website while searching for a wedding photographer for her daughter’s wedding… And I’m so glad she did! We connected and got along well from the start, and I loved how kind, welcoming, and genuine she was – I knew her daughter would be amazing, too. Friends, this is what my job is all about, and one of my very favorite things… Building relationships! Soon after, I connected with Hannah and Steve and was honored to become their engagement and wedding photographer for their 2018 wedding day.

These two met through CrossFit! Hannah was training at a local CrossFit gym at the same time Steve was looking for a new gym to train at… One day Hannah was wearing a Green Bay Packers tank top that started a conversation between these two, and shortly after they went on a date. The rest really is history after they hit it off at their first date!

On the day of Hannah and Steve’s engagement session, it was CHILLY! With the windchill, temps were just around freezing, but these two braved the cold all around downtown Champaign and at the University of Illinois Arboretum. I loved exploring these locations, and the place these two call “home”. And of course, despite the cold temps, we were able to catch the fall colors and document these two smitten in love and anticipating their wedding day.

I cannot be more happy to call these two one of my couples. They are so very kind and even surprised me with wine and cupcakes at the end of their session. I love them!

So so so excited for their wedding day next year!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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