engagement session

Outdoor Summer Evening Rehearsal Dinner by Meredith Washburn

An Outdoor Summer Evening Rehearsal Dinner at Ravina On The Lakes

Gus + Abriella are two of the coolest people I’ve ever met. I had only met them through Facetime prior to their rehearsal dinner and wedding and I knew I already loved them. The week before their wedding, I chatted with them on Facetime and played a get-to-know-you game while they were driving to Chicago to catch a flight to California. They were flying out to California to apartment/house hunt because they BOTH matched into medical residency programs out there (heck yeah!). Both Gus and Abriella are doctors and are going to be completing their residencies out in California. I can only imagine the amount of dedication and commitment (and stress) it took to plan a wedding while finishing up their last year of medical school together, interviewing for residencies all over the country, matching into residency programs, and then moving across the country. Seriously, these people are INCREDIBLE. I am so proud of both of them it makes me want to weep. I’ve been down the medical school/residency route with my own husband, and it is anything but easy (and I’m just riding along with a view from the sidelines). The amount of time and sacrifice that job entails is outrageous (be sure to thank your doctors for your care, because WOW have they put in the time and worked hard for many, many years). I cannot say enough wonderful things about these two human beings, they are just lovely in all the ways, and perfectly suited for each other. Hope you enjoy browsing through their couple photos at their Rehearsal Dinner.

Venue: Ravina On The Lakes

Daren and Annie's Engagement by Meredith Washburn

Adam and Summer by Meredith Washburn

Earlier this summer, Adam and Summer spent the evening hanging out with me and my husband, Ben. If you don't know Adam and Summer, you probably should! They are seriously two of the world's sweetest and kindest humans. Also, they just so happen to be married, which kinda rocks.

Anyway, we spent the evening playing around in boho clothing and flower crowns (Adam's very favorite style...haha, just kidding).  Summer can throw on literally anything and look amazing. Also, she has killer hair...just throwing it out there. Such a fun night playing around with outfits/headpieces/lighting/etc. I absolutely love photographing other photographers. Summer is a talented photographer, so it was super exciting for her to be on the other side of the camera for a change and see her dominate her modeling skills. Am I right? Thanks to Adam for continually putting up with all of my off the wall ideas during shoots. You're a brave man :)

More images with bohemian-styled clothing + flower crown magic by the talented Splendor of Eden coming soon.