Photographed a lovely evening wedding ceremony and celebration at Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, Illinois recently. The vineyard was still gorgeous, even in late October, and the late afternoon sunlight among the rows of leaves is to die for! Kris and Mitch are clearly SO happy to have found each other and just to be together. You can see in their photos that the bride really had a hard time not smiling long enough for any "serious" bridal portraits, but her excitement was so infectious, I really couldn't blame her. Finding love again later in life is a blessing neither she or her new husband expected, and they seem to appreciate each other even more because of that. It was a wonderful thing to be a part of!
(Ending a sentence with a preposition, I know, but what can I say ; )