I met Haley and Matt in the early evening right before sunset for their summer Cantigny engagement session! The light was so beautiful and the garden was in bloom, but it was definitely a warm day! Summer almost always guarantees beautiful sunshine for sessions, but you definitely need to be prepared for the heat! We were able to wander around the different parts of the garden, and explore a little bit as we took their photos.
How They Met
Matt and Haley had known of each other a while before they started dating. Eventually a mutual friend introduced them to each other and they quickly became friends. Matt let Haley know how he felt about her and she realized pretty quickly he was the one for her! He proposed right before he went on deployment!! With Haley’s family on facetime Matt popped the question, and of course it was such an easy yes! They’re wedding will be in Texas but I loved that we got to capture their love here in Illinois!
For their engagement session we went down so many paths! Cantigny has so many interesting garden locations with unique designs!! It was fantastic to be able to see all the different colors present in Summer!
One of my favorite moments from their session were the photos by the large tree that we all agreed reminded us of the Walloping Willow from Harry Potter (just prettier lol ;)! Some of my other favorites are by the pond because I just always love water and I love the sunlight that came peeking through!
While you’re here you might love to check out some more engagement sessions: