STEPHANIE+RYAN │ ENGAGED

Updated: Jul 26, 2019

A Picnic Engagement Session at Fabyan Forest Preserve Geneva, IL



This is a story that I absolutely fell in love with, Stephanie and Ryan met through a blind date which was set by their mutual friends as an innocent joke. After dating for five years Ryan had planned something very special for their anniversary. Ryan knows that Stephanie is such an adventurous person and loves hiking so, Ryan took Stephanie on a picnic at Starved Rock State Park which is her favorite place to hang out. Ryan all of the sudden stopped and took her into his harms and told her 5 top things he loved about Stephanie and in that very moment decided to pop the question.


When Stephanie told us how Ryan proposed, we just felt like we had to attempt to re-create the moment for their engagement session and its safe to say that we couldn't have done it any other way. We took them to Fabyan Forest Preserve. This location has a beautiful view, we want to have the windmill as the background and the pictures turned out to be amazing. The place is surrounded by nature, tons wildflower and we also made sure we had them in the photos. We grabbed some wild flowers and used them as props which complemented the setting. We brought red wine two wine glass a checkered blanket a vase for flowers and when we had everything laid out, we realized that we had forgotten to bring the corkscrew to open the bottle.

Sal was on a mission to find help while I was taking the pictures and after a long hunt for a corkscrew he finally opened the wine bottle, we quickly took some photos before Sptephanie and Ryan changed into their next outfit. I have no doubt they will not forget their engagement session with us lol. I love every single picture of their session, we were walking around scouting and chatting about the place, which is beautiful. If you haven't been there, you seriously have to check it out.

We are happy to have worked with Stephanie and Ryan and cannot wait until their Wedding Day for more awesome pictures of them too!!































Engagement Photographer│Vero+Sal Photo and Film│Geneva Engagement Photographer│ Joliet, IL


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