I'm a coffee loving, travel-obsessed, twenty-something based out of Central Illinois. I'm lucky enough to make a living doing what I love - photographing people! I specialize in weddings (destination + local), senior portraits, + boudoir.
This week must be the week for long-time Mager Image clients, because you’ve seen Laura before! She was a 2018 senior spokesmodel so you’ve already seen her summertime senior photos along with her winter mini session. She told me before that she loves winter, so when she became engaged I wasn’t surprised to hear she would be planning a December wedding. She and Drake have been together since she was in high school, in fact, he joined along for one of her senior sessions. Thanks to her sister who introduced them at a party, Laura and Drake chatted for a couple months before she agreed to go on a date with him! Luckily she did because here we are almost four years later and they’re about to be married!
For their engagement session, Laura + Drake wanted something close to home. So close in fact, that we ended their session at the home/shed/reception space they’re in the process of finishing to live in once they’re married. Laura loves all the windows they’ve put into the home space of the building. They’ve got family property close by which was so pretty for their photos, and will be perfect for their wedding coming soon! Laura has perfect style (as I found out during her senior photos) and she might possibly be the sweetest person on the planet.
I didn’t know why they brought a wrench to the engagement session until the story of how he prepared his proposal. Laura was spending some time with Drake as he worked in the shop, per usual. He then convinced her to “try on” wrenches “for fun” and figured out which wrench fit her finger best AND TOOK IT INTO THE JEWELRY SHOP TO HAVE HER RING FIT TO SIZE. I mean WOW. How cute and fore-thoughtful! 🖤