Oh you GUYS. Amanda and Patrick are the best. And I had the pleasure of meeting their lovely baby named Aidan this weekend. He is such a snuggly guy, and incredibly alert for being only 6 weeks old! I'd say we hit it off quite well -- even after he was back in his grandma's arms, he kept his eyes on me across the room. We had a real connection. :) I met Amanda through Donnie (they worked at Toys R Us together years and years ago), but I honestly feel like she's just one of my friends now! She's always been great, but ever since she met Patrick, Amanda has become even more lovely and radiant (if that's even possible... She's so gorgeous!). Patrick and Amanda are a lovely couple -- they clearly bring out the best in each other, and work hard to be good partners in their relationship. Not to mention that they are amazing, relaxed parents. I am so glad I know them.
I met up with Amanda and Patrick in November, and we went to Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. We got lucky with a gorgeous day, though the wind was completely crazy! What a treat it was to spend one of our last beautiful fall days with these two, who are so completely in love with each other, and who were so fun to work with. Here's a sample of their beautiful photos from the session. (It was hard to pick just a few!) Thanks for doing this session with me, friends! I'm so glad I know you.