When Shelby asked if we could incorporate a rowboat into her engagement session we jumped at the chance! Boats might just be our favorite prop for engagement sessions, and we couldn’t get over how perfectly Shelby & Sam’s outfits coordinated with the white boat and blue water! This couple is literally the sweetest couple you will ever meet! Joy just radiates from them and they were such a blessing to meet and get to know! We had the privilege of meeting them at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve in Rockford for their gorgeous golden-hour engagement session. The Three Rivers Park District pretty much has it all when it comes to natural beauty and we were so thankful we were able to rent a rowboat for the shoot.
The evening light was PERFECT! Golden hour should actually be called “golden minutes” because the light disappears so quickly! Shelby & Sam rocked this session and were such troupers as we rushed from the lake to the top of a grassy field to capture those last rays of light. The texture of the field was perfect, and we were so happy we could capture what Shelby had envisioned for her engagement photos!
The love that these two share is something special. They literally glowed all evening and their laughter was contagious. We chatted a bit about how wedding plans were coming along and the two of them could not stop smiling! We love it when couples are giddy-in-love and are counting down the days until they say I DO!
The night was epic from start to finish and near the end we realized that it had been a full-circle moment for us! You see, we shot our very first wedding together years back at this very same park. Memories flooded back as we realized how far we had come and how much we were grateful for each and every one of our couples who entrust us to capture their special day!