“You are my piece of paradise.”
The Allerton Park & Recreation Center, owned by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is on the National Register of Historic Places, was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as one of 150 Great Places in Illinois and is a designated National Natural Landmark.
Located in Monticello, Illinois, the Park is an expansive wooded area featuring walking trails, sculpture gardens, a gorgeous mansion and reflecting pond.
I hadn’t heard of Allerton Park prior to this engagement session, but a quick Google search told me that I needed to be excited! It did not disappoint! In fact, I plan to return in the spring or summer with my husband and dog to explore some more. What a place!
We started our session inside the mansion and eventually moved outside (enduring the chilly weather). Alec and Libby were great! It wasn’t hard to get sincere expressions out of them. They kept each other laughing and smiling the whole time.
I want to wish them the best of luck in their wedding planning. I look forward to their November wedding this year.
Photo Whimsy by Megan is a Clifton, Illinois based photographer.