This engagement session at Volkening Lake happened due to a very good cause. Kris was one of the winners to an engagement session gift certificate I offered when she attended Brides Against Breast Cancer event. This awesome charity event allow brides to purchase donated gowns at amazing prices and all revenues go to the Health Support Network which provide free information, programs and services to cancer patients. I attended the event as a volunteer back in February at The Haight in Elgin. Let's just say it is a night that every bride should check out. The venue was brand new with a barn/loft feel. Just click on the site and you'll see how breath taking the space is dressed up. It provided the perfect backdrop to hundred of gorgeous wedding gowns. My job was to help brides pick out/carry/try on dresses. It was a blast because what girl do not love playing dress up and reenact "Say Yes to the Dress" for a few hours? The next Brides Against Breast Cancer event is coming up on 7/10/15 at Skokie Banquet and Conference Center. If you can't make it to the next one then check out their full year calender here.
Now about Kris and Gary. We originally wanted to do an early spring photo shoot with colorful tulips but the weather just won't cooperate. Although the tulips are all gone but I loved how their session turned out. The temperature, humidity, and light all came together perfectly the day for their session. Even the wind worked in our favor to give Kris's hair just the right amount of wisp we needed. The two had great energy and their best shots are when they are interacting with each other. The world seems to have just faded away around them and the shots turned out so natural. Haha, when I asked them what their home decor was like they said "fun". People usually respond with color or style of their furniture but I have never had anyone describe the decor with a feeling. After spending a few hours with them I now understand why their very original answer is so suiting for them. I hope the 11x14 canvas they ordered will soon to be displayed in the "fun" home they will share together.