Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve - St. Charles IL

Julie and Mike had their engagement session a couple of weeks ago, and while it was quick, so we could get out of the 90-degree heat of May, it’s still on my mind because these two were KILLING IT!

Mike and Julie met at a hair salon – more specifically, Mike walked into where Julie was working, looking to get a haircut. He then came back a few more times, and eventually the spark that was kindling inside these two took over, and they became inseparable.

I met Julie and Mike at a wedding expo this past winter – They had picked out their venue (Hoosier Grove Barn, in Streamwood) and were looking to book other vendors. We scheduled a more personal 1 on 1 session a few weeks later, and by the end of that week, they were booked and we were planning for their July wedding! I personally am so excited for this wedding – they’re getting married at the BEST venue (although I may be biased, since Rob and I got married at Hoosier Grove a few years ago).

During the engagement session, I asked how their wedding planning was going, knowing that they have a couple of months left. These two remind me so much of my husband and I – because they’re pretty much done with everything! Which is SO impressive, because most couples I talk to are planning everything up to the week of their wedding.

Julie and Mike, thank you so much for entrusting me to capture this special season of life for you! I can’t wait to party with you and your loved ones in a couple of months!!