Ali + Nic | Rockton, IL
Ali and Nic are one of the sweetest couples I've had the pleasure to meet. They're both in the education field and love working with children, reading sci-fi/adventure books and catching up on their favorite shows and movies. Traveling to destination vacations and creating new adventures together are high on their agendas when spending time together and when not chilling at home cuddling on their couch with Zeus. Ali and Nic's kind heartedness and matching sense of humor play seamlessly together (Ali - Nic definitely noted your first date included the HS football game because "Ali loves sports!" haha!!).
Their story began in small-town Rockton's local bar, Rookies, where they initially met while out with friends and family in 2015. Ali explains she has a love for all things tiki bar related and on their recent family vacation in Florida, on December 31st Nic surprised Ali with a proposal in the most ideal location - a Tiki Bar!! Nic hid the engagement ring in the bar's check holder book and asked Ali to check on the tab total as it wasn't adding up right. Inside, she found a picture of JRR Tolkien's Gollum holding the "One Ring". Nic got down on one knee and asked Ali if she would wear the "One Ring to rule them all"!!
A mutual love of wine and open spaces led us to the McEachran Homestead Winery for their E-Session start. I was able to follow these two around with their "boy" Zeus, capture their laughs and goofy personalities along with their romantic softness that exudes when they're together. We moved onto downtown Rockton to Rookies bar for a quick drink and wondered the streets till close to sunset. A perfect evening for a photographer!!
I'm so excited for Ali and Nic's wedding this October and to spend the day with this incredible couple!!
Enjoy this beautiful Rockton, IL Engagement Session!