I first met Allie when I photographed her older brother Drew's wedding to his stunning bride, Aryn back in December. Their wedding day was simply amazing and I came to absolutely adore Aryn and Drew! But I also got to know the Hueston family and it was clear that this family is full of fun, good humor and of course, lots of love. They are all just really awesome people! So when I saw the sweet interactions between Allie and her boyfriend, Jared, on Instagram - I knew they would be a super fun couple to work with for a "just for fun" photo session!
Allie and Jared met through the Madison County Youth Leadership Academy (YLA), which is a great local program that helps prepare high school juniors to meet the challenges our community faces while promoting leadership. Allie and Jared are both outgoing and caring people so it made perfect sense that they would be selected for this program.
After graduating from YLA, Allie and Jared continued their friendship through out their rest of their high school careers and went off to college in separate states. But overtime it became clear that there was something between them that was different than just friendship. They've been together ever since! These two are so at ease around each other. I loved watching Jared smile as Allie made little jokes in between photos. They also know how to find fun in a little competition - they both love sports and are super athletic. (In fact, Jared plays football at Manchester University - go Spartans!) So a sports theme was perfect for these two!
From basketball to baseball, Zach and I had a blast with these two before the storm came in and ended our session early. Thank you to Allie + Jared for agreeing to let me photograph them, you two are awesome!