Brent is a med school classmate of Alicia's at Stritch, and a medium-format film (read "old school") photographer on the side. He and his fiancée, Jamie, know and appreciate quality photography, so we were flattered when he expressed interest in having us shoot their engagement photos! :]
We were originally supposed to do Jamie and Brent's e-session at IKEA. We had arranged to have the store to ourselves for over an hour before opening, but unfortunately IKEA had to cancel at the last minute. So on Brent's suggestion, we headed off to Riverwalk Park in Naperville instead.
It was Alicia's and my first time at Riverwalk, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that it is a veritable playground for photography! There are dozens of mini environments all within the park limits -- trees galore, nature trails, gazebos, bridges, playgrounds, a carillon (huge bell tower), a river (obviously), and even a beach! Needless to say, we had a lot of fun exploring.
Jamie and Brent -- we had the most wonderful time doing your e-session! We're so bummed that we can't make it to your wedding in San Luis Obispo later this month, but hopefully we can do a post-wedding session (at IKEA?) when you return. Enjoy the photos! :]