I knew we’d be a good match right from the start. I could sense the enthusiasm in Adrianne’s emails and felt it when we met in person. I was so excited when Adrianne wrote back telling me that she and Rodney had decided to book me for their wedding day next summer! Adrianne is a former MU gymnast and she and Rodney are gymnastic coaches in Illinois where they currently live. Their families live in Missouri so they’re planning to exchange vows and celebrate at Les Bourgeois next June. I can’t wait!

For their engagement session we wanted to get a mix of urban and natural images so Adrianne suggested we visit downtown, the MU campus and Stephen’s Lake Park. Knowing that downtown tends to be over photographed I wanted to do something a bit different so I suggested we start at sunrise on the rooftop of the tallest parking garage. I’m so glad we did as the light was just beautiful! Stephen’s Lake Park was particularly meaningful to them as they spent many hours there training for a marathon. While at the park we also visited the site of a tree that was dedicated to Adrianne’s dad who passed away in 2008. Then we eventually made our way to campus and back downtown to a new mural located on Hitt St.

I had a super fun time with these two! They were naturals in front of the camera and I think their chemistry really shows in the photos. I can’t wait to see what their wedding brings! I know they’ll rock it!