Although they live in Freeport, they both frequent the Rockford area, so we landed at what is soon becoming my most frequented photo spot...downtown rockford.
It was a 10am shoot, so the sun was coming from a different direction which brought new life and ideas to this familiar place.
I love these times with a soon-to-be bride and groom because I really get to know them and can start envisioning what their wedding is going to be like.
Jamie and Shane have been together for 5 years and went to same high school. Although they are only a month apart in age, they were not in the same graduating class. I found it cute how Jamie said she was older then Shane, only to quickly find out that she wasn't much older at all :)
It is easy to tell these two are in love and are ready to begin their next chapter in life as husband and wife...that feeling always warms my heart <3
The pictures below are an idea that hadn't come to fruition so I was excited when I began editing and I could put this duo together. Their bright smiles and the glow of the background helped to bring harmony to this concept.
As we were walking along all of a sudden I stopped dead in my tracks...they probably thought I was crazy. But there it was, right before my very eyes...the illusive trolley!! We got SO lucky that the trolley car was parked right outside the garage - I felt like a little kid in a candy store. I have been in this area 4 times this year and FINALLY the trolley was here. It quickly become a very necessary prop!
We were already in the trolley taking pictures when I noticed the "conductors" were sitting on the benches watching us nearby - I quickly said "I hope it's okay we are using the trolley for some pictures", and they kindly obliged.