Happy Valentines Day, lovelies! (AKA..."Eat All The Chocolate You Want Day)

If you have a special someone I hope you are getting spoiled with all your favorite things!!

If you have not found that someone yet...I want you to know you are SO LOVED!! Treat yourself today!!!

Since love is in the air, I thought it only fitting to share this session completely bursting with LOVE!!! I photographed Simon + Erin's engagements just two weeks ago and this weekend they are getting MARRIED in Savannah and taking us with them!! The excitement on their faces as they talked about their Savannah wedding was so contagious!! It will no doubt be a total DREAM!! 

If you want to follow along on our weekend in sure to follow us on our Instagram story!! @thesamanthalynnphotography (We will do our best to post more than just the delicious food we eat!)

Central Illinois Engagement Photographer, Central Illinois Wedding Photographer


I text Alexandra the other day after finishing the second half of their engagement sessions and let her know exactly how I felt about her and Juan. How do I feel? Inspired. Completely inspired. Their love is so beautiful and kind. Their relationship is sweet and thoughtful. They were truly a breath of fresh air and I am so grateful I not only got to do one engagement session....but TWO! 

Their first session we shot indoors at her Aunt's lovely home near Grandview Dr. in Peoria. It was cozy, warm, and filled with lots of love and smiles from these two! 

Juan and Alexandra ventured down to the river in East Peoria for the second half of their engagement session! It was a cold one, but they snuggled most of the time so that helped them I am sure! ;) 

I can't get enough of photographing these two! I think their love grows by the minute and it shows in their photographs!