Family, Forever! (Part Two)

(continued) … The forecast called for rain, but it held off as A., S., and their families gathered to celebrate their new beginning!

So beautiful, inside and out!


(Stay tuned for Part Three …)


Engagement Session: A. and S.

I had such a good time with A. and S. during our engagement session! We started our photos in a place that I never would have thought to take engagement pictures: Chick fil A. I was so excited to start our photos off there! (On a Sunday, no less! ūüėČ )

I love that they wanted to do something unique and fun like this! ‚̧


Venue Ideas: Stone House of St. Charles

How in the world have I lived in the St. Charles area for most of my life without knowing about this place??

It wasn’t exactly the most traditionally photogenic type of day when I visited Stone House. ¬†February. ¬†Cold. ¬†Rainy. ¬†Everything outside was in that quiet waiting-for-Spring phase. ¬†(The groundhog lied! ¬†But I digress.)

Almost anyplace can look good on a day when the sun is sparkling and the flowers are out.  But I think it takes a special place to shine in February.

Enter Stone House.


The Bridal Suite was spacious and airy, with beautiful historical details all over the place!



One of the things I loved about Stone House was the Groom’s Quarters. ¬†Sometimes it can be hard to track down the guys when they are getting ready off-site. ¬†Stone House has a cozy Groom’s Quarters in a separate building right next door!


Lots of fun things to do, including a game room!


The real standout for me was the Hall.  Even on a gray day in February, it was warm and inviting, and that big open space was perfect for dancing and celebrating!


To find out more about Stone House, here is a link to their website. ¬†Thanks for the tour, Mike and Ruth! ¬†ūüôā