Oh my gosh you guys! Today’s session is going to melt your heart, for real! April and Ronnie have the kind of love that you can see from a mile away. The way Ronnie smiles at April every moment of the day is exactly the way every person has ever dreamed the love of their life would smile at them. And the way that April holds onto Ronnie is the way every person hopes the love of their life will hold onto them; filled with love and tenderness for the person she’s beside. They laugh together constantly, but what I truly love about them is that as much as they love to have fun together, they also work really hard to show each other how much they care.
We met April and Ronnie the morning of their engagement session at Starved Rock State Park. Ronnie’s parents own an incredible property near Southern Illinois and as much as they wanted to have their engagement photos there, the travel alone just wasn’t feasible. Once we all realized that wouldn’t pan out, Jeff suggested they tour Starved Rock to see what they think since it sounded very similar to the landscape near Ronnie’s parents. They took a trip down, hiked around the park for a bit and decided it was the perfect spot for us to do these photos for them!
We were so lucky to have a gorgeous spring day the day of their session! I am madly in love with these pink blossoms!!!!!
For real, I could have shot them in front of these trees all day long and loved it!!!!
That smile on Ronnie’s face = my fave!
After their little dance, we started to walk toward the canyons. It was a busy busy day so it took us awhile to hike to where we were looking for, but the results were so worth it!!! This image we got before even getting to the waterfall is one of my all-time favorites!!!!
The waterfall area really did want to put on a show for us. With the colors in the rock and the cuteness of Ronnie and April, we couldn’t go wrong!
These next two pictures are exactly what we love about these two. Look at those genuine laughs and fun giggles!
April and Ronnie, thank you two for being open to taking some crazy adventures with us! It’s not every day you find a couple willing to sit or dance on the edge of a cliff and not think twice about it. You two are so sweet together and we are ridiculously excited to be joining you for your wedding in JAMAICA (!!!!!!) next year! 🙂