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Click play while you take a scroll through the blog, to hear Erik (pictured below) and his awesome band, The Giving Tree Band!

Midwest adventure sessions are some of my favorites, as we have to search a bit harder to find unique and beautiful places amongst the neverending cornfields and woods! But sometimes you stroll along gem locations like this one out in Yorkville, Illinois. Lyon County Forest Preserve is filled with beautiful woods, prairies, streams and more and we had such a blast running through it all! 

Teala and Erik are seriously some of the nicest people I have met! I met Teala through our mutual love of hula hooping! (That’s right, that thing people used to do back in the ’50s has made a comeback!) She is also an incredibly talented henna artist! Check her work out at Miss Henna Marie. It was a small world when meeting her boyfriend, Erik, and figuring out that he is actually in a band, The Giving Tree Band,  that I had been listening to for years! ( Yes, I linked my favorite song of theirs at the top of this blog!!) The two of them and their adorable pup live a fun and adventurous filled life traveling in their van across the country on tour!

We had such an epic sunset hour hiking through the vibrant woods, loving on their adorable pup, and hanging out in the prairies while Erik played his guitar and Teala danced. It was such a picture perfect evening from beginning to end.  I love the energy and light these two have for life! This session goes down as one of my all time favorites to date. I love when my job connects me with rad souls  like these two that I get to go on to call my friends when the photography is all over.

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