When I woke up this morning, I noticed that there was the sweetest hint of autumn in the air. Just a hint. Now, by no means am I wishing away summer, but it did make me excited for things to come. Foliage, boots, an excuse to get cozy – it’s just a fabulous time of the year, so this sweet anniversary session from Button to Bliss Photography is fulfilling my need for all things fall this morning, and you can get cozy with all the cuteness right here.

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Fall
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Outdoor

From Button to Bliss PhotographyPictured here are two of my best friends.  Ali, I have known pretty much my whole life, and I’ve gotten to know her husband Matt more and more since they started dating.  Ali and Matt were married August of ’09 and didn’t really do the whole formal engagement pictures thing…and since, haven’t had any photos taken together.  A while back Ali and I made a deal, she is an amazing hair stylist and we agreed to trade services!  We both love each others work so why not take advantage of each other!  So, last fall, right at the time of our town’s annual Pumpkin Festival (Morton, IL is the Pumpkin Capital of the World!!), I spur-of-the-moment asked Ali if she and Matt wanted to head over to the festival and take some pictures.  It was perfect!  Our favorite time of year wrapped up in a package of romance!  I even got on the ferris wheel with them – fyi I almost fell out with my camera bag trying to get the perfect shot!  But it was worth it!  A month later we finished our session in the many fields surrounding our town.  We got all “American Gothic” and explored the countryside right at the golden hour. What resulted was a great experience for all of us…my beautiful friends are so madly in love – even more than when they got married year years ago.

Photography: Button to Bliss Photography | Hair + Makeup: Ali Onken (pictured) of Bella’s Salon | Clothing: Target, Thrift, + Gap | Location: Morton, Illinois Pumpkin Festival and Countryside