alex & bekah’s winter engagement session {bradley bourbonnais wedding photographer}

January 24, 2015

Alex and Bekah met at the Chicago Bears Camp at Olivet Nazarene University in the fall of 2012 where they were both serving on the parking team. After a couple years of dating, Alex planned a sweet proposal at Lincoln Park Flower Garden in Chicago. He knew that since Bekah loves taking pictures, that it would be important to her to have pictures of the proposal. Alex’s best friend Kyle was hiding out with a camera ready to document the moment.  I met with Bekah and her sister a few weeks later to discuss photographing their engagement session and wedding day.

Alex and Bekah braved the freezing Illinois weather to get some adorable winter snow shots for their engagement session. We visited Olivet to start our session, which is also where the couple will have their wedding reception. They were getting cold, so we hopped in our vehicles to warm up and headed to this quaint park close by for just a few more.

This sweet couple will be married along the river at the state park surrounded by their many friends and family. Their reception will follow at the Warming House at the college. The most important thing to them on their special day is to just relax and spend the day celebrating with the ones they love. I am so excited to capture their special day this  June.
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  1. Brandy

    January 27th, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Brrrr….looks freezing but so beautiful!!

  2. Laura

    January 27th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    so pretty! And champs for going out in the cold!

  3. kerry

    January 27th, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Love the variety of shot you got. I also really like the ring image. Very creative!

  4. Hope Copeland

    January 28th, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Gorgeous Images! I love that it is summer here in Australia and I got a chill looking at them!

  5. Shannon

    January 28th, 2015 at 10:43 am

    These are beautiful photo and such a sweet couple. I love snow sessions!

  6. Robin

    January 28th, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Beautiful, I love the last two shots especially!

  7. Jessica

    January 28th, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Oh my gosh, their back story is so cute! Your images are beautiful, and I also LOVE those last two 🙂

  8. Angela

    January 28th, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I love the tenderness you captured.

  9. Monica

    January 28th, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Beautiful photos! Great job capturing this special time in their lives.

  10. Melissa

    January 29th, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Oh, that one with the blanket looks like it belongs in a magazine or an advertisement. It is perfect! I love it so much!!!

  11. Beth Ann

    January 29th, 2015 at 11:24 am

    What a lovely couple! The snow in the photos is just lovely and kudos to them for getting out there on a winter day. Definitely worth it because the photos are beautiful.

  12. rachael

    January 29th, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    amazing! love all of the images.

  13. Anne

    January 30th, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    What a cute couple! I love the connection you captured- especially that last one.

  14. Heidi

    January 30th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    What lovely images! Simply beautiful!

  15. Rebekah

    January 31st, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Adorable! Love the ring shot especially!

  16. BobbiJo

    January 31st, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Excellent job! I love winter shoots!

  17. Heather

    February 1st, 2015 at 8:29 am

    stunning photos!!!