Galena Engagement Session

Galena Fall Engagement Session

November 30, 2020

Just before Thanksgiving, I got to shoot somewhere new — Galena! Josh and Olivia are getting married at Ashton Hill Farm Galena next year, so a Galena fall engagement session was the perfect way to celebrate their upcoming marriage!  We met for their session in Galena’s quaint downtown, which is the quintessential of small business shopping. Exploring the historic area with Olivia and Josh was so much fun!

After spending some time in the downtown area, we went out to the beautiful Gateway Park overlooking Ashton Hill. We had the most beautiful November day, which is a rarity here in the Midwest! Josh and Olivia were glowing in the  gorgeous evening light! We laughed the whole time — these two play off each other’s energy so well!

Josh and Olivia have been attending school in different states, so this time together for their session was like an extra fun date! Josh kept sneaking in little kisses on Olivia’s cheek, which was so cute! It was so fun watching them enjoy their time together!

I drove home to Iowa with such a smile on my face and joy in my heart! It’s sessions like this that make my job as a photographer feel a lot less like “work.”  I can’t wait for their wedding at Ashton Hill Farm Galena next year — it’s going to be beautiful!

Olivia and Josh, thank you so much for making this night fun (and memorable)! You filled the evening with so much laughter! I hope you two had a great weekend and that the rest of the school year is amazing! Can you believe the next time we’ll be back in Galena, you two will be getting MARRIED?! I can’t wait to celebrate you two!

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