School just started for almost everyone I know! The once high-school seniors are now college freshman with all of their dreams ahead of them to chase. Claire and Austin are now in classes at their different colleges, Claire at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Austin at St. Louis University in Missouri. Not too far away from each other, but still more of a distance than the small town they are used to. They wanted some photos for Claire to be able to use for her sorority as well as to have some portraits of them together as girlfriend and boyfriend before college began-their new chapter!
I had such a fun time with these two. This being my first time meeting them, I was smitten by their obvious adorableness and impressed by their personalities. Their mature but super sweet down to earth ways made me forget that a few months ago they were in High School and made me feel more like I was walking The Strand with a couple of friends.
Claire and Austin, I wish you all the best as you both take on college and chase dreams!
The strand is filled with all sorts of wonderful treats. Austin was in the ice cream shop before Claire and I even knew it! Since it was so hot, this was a great idea and mid shoot snack.
Claire, seriously....You are so gorgeous!
We ended the session at the beach with a great view of the Pleasure Pier-Beautiful, youthful, and fun! Just like the couple :)
I'll end with this photo because it's a quiet moment of two people in love..ready to take on college and the world!