Ryan & Mackenzie. Love them. We first sat down at Panera while they were in the beginning stages of planning their September 2012 wedding. I like them immediately and enjoyed hearing their sweet sweet love story. Her a waitress at Pub II while attending ISU, he visiting his brother looking forward to the many girls he might get to meet. But on the first night there…. the first girl he met…. he fell for. And they’ve been together ever since.
Downtown Normal there is a newly painted mural on the side of one of the shops. mmmmm… love it.
And since Ryan & Mackenzie’s love story began at the famous Pub II…. snagging some shots around there was a must.
Finally, we headed out to the country to get some fun and romantic shots of the two of them. Mackenzie told me previous to the session how much she loved the sunset and wanted to get some of the colors. These ended up being some of my favorite from the day. The sun was just setting and the colors were perfect…. the light was gorgeous… and the two of them looked amazing together.
The running joke throughout the session was how much Ryan liked to show off his (ehh hem) chest hair. Trying to politely avoid too many dark and curly locks in the photos – we finally just let loose and they had a little fun with it. I love the sequence below….
The one below is one of my favorites from the day. I think I love every last thing about it.
Oh Mackenzie and Ryan… you guys were a blast to hang out with. I enjoyed laughing with you both and am definitely looking forward to your big day 🙂