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Have you ever met a couple you thought was together forever?

For this Illinois engagement, that was Maria and Caleb! We initially met Maria and Caleb a couple of years ago when we traveled downstate to Quincy, IL (from our Palatine studio) for our first wedding. As members of the wedding party, they stood out to us because they radiated like a couple that had been together forever!

Maria & Caleb when we met them | HYPER LENS CO.

Turns out, they remembered us too!

“We both absolutely loved the pictures you got of Josh and Nicole‚Äôs wedding and were hoping we could be lucky enough to have you do ours as well”!

Our most popular package includes a choice of an engagement session, bridal boudoir, or a day in the life session (great for rehearsal dinners or brunch the morning after-low key, candid style)

They chose our engagement session, and since they live a significant distance away, we chose to meet in a town that is halfway for us both. Peoria, Il. We hadn’t been down there before, so we had some scouting to do. Andrea & I grabbed a rental, drove down for the day, and found a few locations we had researched beforehand. Ultimately, we found Luthy Botanical Garden right in our wheelhouse. We snapped some photos of the grounds to show them what we were thinking, and they loved the idea. So we sent them our Engagement Ready Guide to help them navigate the next steps and booked the engagement!

Illinois Engagement Photographers | Peoria, IL - Luthy BOtanical Garden | HYPER LENS CO.

We had the best time with Maria & Caleb during their engagement session, only to be surpassed by us all hanging out and grabbing lunch afterward. We learned more about our couple as the great people they are, what makes them tick, and how bright-of-a-future they’re going to have together.
Needless to say, we are SUPER excited to be able to help bottle the inevitable magic that will be their wedding day.

Tom Dahm

Author Tom Dahm

Tom Dahm is a family man and lifelong creative. The great-grandson of celebrated photographer Bernice Kolko, his work in photography moves through every niche to celebrate what it means to be human.

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