Monday, April 19, 2010

Krista & Brett | Engaged

One day I got an email from Krista. Her mother's friend's daughter (follow that?!) is getting married next summer, and I'm shooting their wedding. Krista and her fiance', Brett, had pretty much decided on a photographer for their own wedding, but her mother's friend had said she should check out my site...and she did...and she and Brett happened to be coming to Champaign that weekend for a game; so, we met in Tuscola. Fortuitously, I had picked my favorite Tuscola hot spot, Flessor's Candy Kitchen, for the meeting. Partly because I like the old-fashioned atmosphere...but mostly because I try and score a green river soda whenever I have an excuse. We met and talked. Brett and Krista were both raised on farms, and we chatted about red vs green equipment, remodeling old farmhouses, and good ol' country baking. A few days later, Krista emailed me and said they wanted me to capture their wedding. I think I owe the decision to Brett, who told Krista, "I think we should go with the farm girl!" Thank you, Brett!

Brett and Krista, it's been fun getting to know you, and I cannot WAIT for your wedding! You're both gorgeous, inside and out, and I especially can't wait to see what kind of goodies you have planned for the big day, Krista!! Krista is by day, professional baker/cook at night. Click here to check out her own blog and score some great recipes!

Below are a few of my favorites from their engagement session. Click here to see a few more.

See what I mean about gorgeous! Krista is stunning and has ice blue eyes!

And, then there's the handsome devil Brett.

Correction: they BOTH have the bluest of blue eyes.

Krista and Brett are going to have the BEST wedding images. Of course, first they're so photogenic, but second, they've also scheduled a lot of time for pictures. Not only are we doing all of their pictures together before the ceremony...but they also want to have a 'day-after' session, where they bravely get back into their dress and tux again for a more relaxed, casual photo session. Their engagement images were taken at Allerton Park in Monticello, IL. It was a photographer's dream. I'm going to try and talk them into making the 2+ hour drive back there for the day-after session. Just kidding, Brett and Krista.

And, of course, at the end of the day, my absolute favorites are the images of the couple relaxed, laughing, and enjoying their time together.
Thanks for checking in! Blessings! KM
(PS - Thanks, Jan, for sending such a great couple my way!)


Anonymous said...

OMG her eyes are beautiful. I love the pictures as always you do a great job and yes they are a beautiful couple.

Brittany said...

I love these!!! What a cool location, too! Can't wait to see the wedding pictures - I'm sure they will be gorgeous!

Ryan, Brea, Carter, and Addison said...

I think that Krista was a 4-H girl...I see several FB folks who are fans of Cooking with Krista, and I think it's her! Anyway--so glad that you made the connection with her. As always, the pics are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great, but I'm looking forward to receiving her posts via Facebook! :) Jennifer