Without intending to, I started typing this blog post in all caps because that's how great this couple is. And how much I like them. But then I revised it, realizing that some people might end up reading this before their morning cup of coffee, and I didn't want to scare you away.
But in any case, Erin and Matt are SO GREAT! I knew both of them back in the day -- Erin was in my major in college (Theatre Studies at the University of Illinois -- holla!) and Matt was ... actually I don't remember how I first met Matt. He was super involved in the improv/comedy scene at the U of I, and we had a ton of friends in common, and I always thought he was great. So when he and Erin started dating, I knew it was going to be excellent.
And now, they're engaged! So exciting. When Erin first talked to me about coming down to Champaign-Urbana for their engagement photos, I instantly started picturing the huge amount of joy that would be in their session. And you know how I love joy. This was such a fun session -- Erin and Matt were constantly making each other laugh, and I kept gasping about how amazing they looked, and the light we got to shoot in, and how it was all coming together so perfectly. We had the best time wandering through the State Streets (aka "professors' row"), reminiscing about our past as we walked around Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (where Erin and I spent most of our time in college), and then frolicking on the quad (before the students come back and mass chaos descends on poor little Champaign-Urbana once again).
Anyways, Erin and Matt are great, they're super in love, and I'm obsessed with the photos we created together. WOOHOO!