Christine and Zack {Freeport IL Engagement Session}

On a crisp early November afternoon we met Christine and Zack for their engagement session over in Krape Park in Freeport.  This is a park we discovered several years back and we’ve been dreaming about taking more photos there ever since.  Because Christine and Zack live about 3 hours away from Galena, it was the perfect location in between us to meet for photos.  Even though the weather was threatening rain throughout the session, we managed to have a lot of fun exploring and taking photos!

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Christine and Zack, we can’t wait for your wedding day!!!!  June will be here before we know it!

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Kate and Sam – A Romantic Downtown Dubuque Wedding

Oh my gosh are you so excited that it’s Friday?  At the end of a long week we love spoiling you with some super pretty photos to check out and we are so happy to share this wedding with you all today!!!  Kate and Sam planned the most romantic downtown Dubuque wedding ever.  It was full of pretty elegant details, girls in beautiful silver dresses, and guys in tuxedos.  What we loved most about the whole day was that even though the wedding was full of elegance and romance, Kate and Sam embraced it with the fun-loving hearts they have and it made for the most amazingly fun day!

Kate and her girls began the day getting ready in a salon in East Dubuque.  They all spent the morning joking around together while Kate got her hair and makeup done to flawless perfection!  Purple and Silver Wedding, East Dubuque Hair Salon, Encore Salon, East Dubuque, UnPosed Photography Purple and Silver Wedding, East Dubuque Hair Salon, Encore Salon, East Dubuque, UnPosed Photography Purple and Silver Wedding, East Dubuque Hair Salon, Encore Salon, East Dubuque, UnPosed Photography Purple Shoes, Pretty Purple Shoes, Purple and Silver Wedding, East Dubuque, UnPosed Photography Something Old Something New, Bride Details, Bridal Jewelry, Heirloom Jewelry, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Perfume, Wedding Rings, Purple Bouquet, Wedding, Wedding Flowers, Purple Wedding, Dubuque Photographer, Dubuque Wedding, UnPosed Photography Wedding Rings, Wedding Ring Set, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Galena Photographer, Galena Photography, UnPosed Photography While Kate and her girls were getting their hair done, Sam was with his mom and dad getting ready.  Groom Getting Ready, Groom and Parents, Dubuque IA Wedding, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Groom Getting Ready, Groom and Parents, Dubuque IA Wedding, Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photography, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography After hair and makeup were completed, the girls all headed over to Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church in Menominee to get dressed.  This is the church that Kate’s family has attended all her life.  Kate’s mom helped her put on her jewelry and dress.  Kate’s jewelry included pearls that her grandfather gave to her grandma.  Bride Getting Ready, Bride and Mom, Wedding Moments, Pretty Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Bride Getting Ready, Bride and Mom, Wedding Moments, Pretty Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography There were a couple of tears shed when Kate gave her mom her gift.  Bride Getting Ready, Bride and Mom, Wedding Moments, Pretty Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Bride Getting Ready, Bride and Mom, Wedding Moments, Pretty Wedding, Dubuque Wedding Photographer, Dubuque Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer, Galena IL, UnPosed Photography Meanwhile, Jeff had Sam waiting patiently to see his bride!  His reaction when he turned to see her was spectacular!!!Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Kate, you are so gorgeous!!!Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Aren’t they just so sweet?!?!Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Groom, Bride, Wedding, First Look, Bride and Groom, Menominee IL Wedding, Catholic Wedding, Purple and Silver Wedding, Elegant Wedding, Galena IL Wedding Photographer, Dubuque IA Wedding Photographer, UnPosed Photography Once the groomsmen and bridesmaids came to join in, the fun really kicked up!  Sam has a fantastic relationship with all of the guys that stood up beside him.  Because they’re all so close they are hilarious together in the antics they come up with!
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The next few images prove a point that Jeff and I always try to tell our couples. 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 So fun!  🙂
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Special thanks to the vendors that made their day amazing:

Ceremony Venue: Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church, Menominee IL /Reception Venue: Holiday Inn Main St., Dubuque IA / Photography: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL / Florist: The bride’s sister Jen made all of the flowers / Hair & Makeup:  Encore Hair Salon, East Dubuque IL /Bridal Gown: A&M Bridal, Platteville WI / Bridesmaids Attire: Cheryl Ann Bridals, Dubuque IA / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Dubuque IA / Entertainment: The After Party, Guttenberg IA / Catering: Holiday Inn Main St., Dubuque IA / Cake:  Sam’s Club and Hyvee, both in Dubuque IA

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Kristen and Paul – A Cute Peoria Engagement Session

If you caught our blog post on Monday you know we did a super cute literary and Disney themed wedding in Peoria in October.  Well, while were down there we got to do a super cute engagement session with one of our 2017 couples!  Kristen and Paul are living in Peoria, but Kristen is originally from the Lena area.  They’re planning a wedding in Freeport and Lena later this year, but loved the idea of taking their engagement photos in Peoria since that’s where they met and fell in love.  What we loved the most about the time we spent with these two is that they have this quiet steady kind of love and understanding between them.  You can feel it the second you meet them.  They’re kind and sweet, but still playful and silly.  It made our session with them a lot of fun!

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Kristen and Paul, we can’t wait to celebrate your wedding with you two so soon!  It’ll be here before we know it!

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