Stephanie & Jaime's Downtown Engagement Session
ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS
I first met Stephanie and Jaime at Hoosier Grove Barn's annual open house this past February. They were on the hunt for the perfect vendors for their August 2023 wedding, and the three of us instantly clicked once we met up for coffee at our local Starbucks. The two of them were giggly, and you could easily tell that they were so excited to start planning their day.
Stephanie and Jaime have been dating for just about 11 years yet they've known each other since they were teenagers. Growing up, their families knew each other, so they often found themselves at the same parties and outings. They started dating, and it didn't take either one of these love birds long to realize that they had found their person. Jaime planned a birthday dinner for Stephanie with their families in Cochina Bella in Algonquin, IL - While they were out for dinner, more family members were working away at home, decorating the house for a special event - the proposal! They came home, and Jaime asked sweet Stephanie to spend the rest of Forever with him, and it was the easiest "yes" she could say! She didn't expect the proposal at all - Jaime had succeeded in keeping it spontaneous.
During their engagement session a few months after meeting them, Stephanie and Jaime were full of smiles and laughter as we walked up and down Main Street in St. Charles - taking in the gorgeous "downtown, small-town vibes that St. Charles offers. Despite the heat, these two were down to try anything - Including switching up our plans of going to the top of a parking garage for our session. We had initially planned to do a few poses on top of the parking garage, with the buildings from downtown visible in the background. But, there wasn't too much to be seen, and with the heat, it was easily getting uncomfortable standing on top of the parking garage. So, as a last-minute idea, we all agreed to go take a peek at the local park, where they killed it!
Stephanie and Jaime, thank you so much for choosing me to capture your day - I am so excited to dance the night away with you and your family and friends in August!