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Katherine Salvatori

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Morton Arboretum Engagement Photos, Lisle Engagement Photographer / Alison + Rob


Alison and Rob are so perfectly matched!! These two love the outdoors and enjoy biking, hiking, running, and skiing :) The Morton Arboretum is one of their favorite places to be outdoors, and it was the perfect backdrop for their engagement session! Rob’s kids Ellie and Luke are such a big part of the wedding process, so they were the perfect addition to this session – they are the sweetest kids, and we had so much fun throwing leaves and running around being silly :) I cannot wait for their wedding next year!!

Hair: Jana Salvatori / Makeup: Laura Tadder


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  1. Alison Balmat says:

    Love these photos!!!! Thank you so much!! We all had a really fun time with you and cannot wait for next year 😊

  2. Ellie Kennedy says:

    I think we all look very handsome and pretty! Thank you for taking our photos! Love, Ellie

  3. Ruth Balmat says:

    Yes! These pics capture their personalities exactly!!!
    Can’t wait for the wedding pics to be just as gorgeous.

  4. Pete Balmat says:

    Great pix Ali and Rob. Hope things open up for your ceremony.

  5. Chelsea g says:

    So wonderful!!


    WOW!!! Great pictures.
    Artful and joyful, formal and casual, posed and playful.
    Beautiful scenery with beautiful subjects!
    Well done….we love them.

  7. William Richard Smith says:

    Wonderful pictures

  8. Deborah Childers says:

    Favorite is Ali and Rob by lake.
    Really pretty pictures. Everybody looks so happy.

  9. Stevie Graves says:

    I liked all the color pictures of Alison & Rob together with fallen leaves, colorful trees, & fall foliage. The picture with the 4 people standing at the entrance door to the arboretum is especially nice.

    If I had to select pictures for an album, I would have a hard time….there are so many good ones, both color & black & white.

  10. Molly Pilcher says:

    Such wonderful photos! Your family is beautiful!

  11. Barbara McMillan says:

    Such beautiful pictures of such a beautiful family. I get teary looking at such happiness!

  12. Fran Bierwirth says:

    I loved seeing these beautiful photos in a magnificent setting. They capture the joy, love and playfulness in the wonderful relationship that Ali, Rob, Luke and Ellie share.

    Love and best wishes-
    Fran Bierwirth


    The engagement photos are so well done., clearly showing how happy all four of them are to be together. Ali and Rob are a very attractive couple.

  14. Patti Asher says:

    Congrats Ali and Rob! Ali you look amazing! Loving these photos of the two of you and with the kids. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!

  15. Jen Shurman says:

    Beautiful photographs that really capture the happiness and the love. Best wishes to Ali and Rob! ❤️

  16. Natalie Tilghman says:

    These are gorgeous! They capture the beautiful spirit that is Ali and Rob perfectly!! Love, Natalie

  17. Tory Dibbins says:

    Beautiful photos and everyone looks so happy to he together!

  18. Tory Dibbins says:

    Beautiful photos and everyone looks so happy to be together!❤

  19. Amanda Hingston says:

    Beautiful couple and family! Love the fall scenery!

  20. Sarah Vander Klok says:

    All these photos are precious!!! I love that Luke and Ellie could join in on the engagement pictures;))

  21. Shiori Koh says:

    Beautiful and congrats !

  22. Noelle Kreis says:

    Beautiful pictures! Luke and Ellie look great and I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen Rob and Ali in non-running clothes…you two look good cleaned up! Can’t wait for the big day!!

  23. Donald Biehn says:

    Wow! Great Photos!!! There are so many great photos, it is hard to pick a favorite! But I really like the ones in the woodlands.
    Thanks ! Great Photos

  24. Amy says:

    These photos are gorgeous! Beautiful backdrop and such a cute family!

  25. Donald Biehn says:

    Great Pics! I particularly “luv” the ones that are in the woodlands. Good Luck.
    Great photos.

  26. Jaime DeStefano says:

    These photos capture exactly who you guys are together and as a family, wow! I had a blast looking through these, looks like you all had so much fun, and Ali you look beautiful! The picture of both Rob and Ali with the leaves falling and then of course the family mustache picture are a few of my favorites, but all of them are amazing! So happy for you all!

  27. Jan Arnold says:

    These photos are absolutely beautiful! A great family to photograph and a photographer who totally captured their love!

  28. Rachael H says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! Congratulations Ali and Rob!

  29. Linda Thomas says:

    Beautiful photos, a perfect blend of sophistication and casualness. The scenery is breathtaking and Ali is radiant.

  30. John Kennedy says:

    Such a beautiful location and the photography captures the mood so well. You guys are lucky to have the Morton Arboretum so close at hand. Congratulations again, really looking forward to the wedding.

  31. Bev and Tom says:

    The photos are absolutely beautiful. They really capture your love. Congratulations

  32. Rosalie Balmat says:

    Amazing photography!
    Love you guys!
    Aunt Rosalie

  33. Andrea says:

    These our beautiful. Miss those Chicagoland fall colors!

  34. Amelia Kennedy says:

    Congratulations! These pictures are so special and capture how lucky you all are to have each other. Love from Oregon,

  35. Ann Vander Klok says:

    Loved their engagement pics!! These are our dear friends. We are so excited for them. Great photo shoot!! Thanks for sharing!

  36. JoAnne Shaughnessy says:

    All of the photos are wonderful! It will be very difficult for Ali and Rob to decide which photos they would like to keep. I know that they love the outdoors and being casual. You do beautiful work!

  37. Brook says:

    These are so beautiful!!!! The fall colors are stunning and everyone is so happy😁 Thank you for sharing and can’t wait for yalls big day!

  38. Karen Kelty says:

    What an adorable couple/family!

  39. Dawn Bolgioni says:

    Love these photos! So much love captured in them. The setting is amazing and everyone looks so happy. Can’t wait for the wedding!

  40. Emily McMillan says:

    Beautiful! Amazing pictures!!

  41. Tasha says:

    So many great pictures! The one with the water behind you is awesome! And I love the silliness of the mustache one. Congrats!

  42. Jen Maltba says:

    Awe Ali!!!! These photos are amazing!! Absolutely love every single one of them. Can’t wait to celebrate with you all next year!!!

  43. Debbie DiAntonio says:

    There is so much love and happiness in these photos! Simply beaufiful!!

  44. Erin D says:

    Gorgeous photos!! You guys look so happy!! Such a beautiful place for engagement photos and perfectly fitting for Rob and Ali!

  45. Abby Brantl says:

    I love all of these pics! The woods are the perfect setting! You all look great!

  46. Kathleen Herwig says:

    OMG! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Everyone looks like they had a blast! Ali, looks beyond beautiful! She will make a stunning bride! Can’t help celebrate the big day!

  47. Rick says:

    Awesome photos….everybody looks great!

  48. Jane Staplin says:

    Wonderful pictures! So great to see so much love and happiest in every picture!
    Our best wishes to Ali and Rob!
    Jane and Dave Staplin

  49. Brad Van Schooneveld says:

    Awesome congrats and hope all is well!

    Brad Van S

  50. Susan Carter says:

    Wow! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family in a beautiful setting.

  51. Anna says:

    Such great pictures! Congrats Ali & Rob!!

  52. Emily Fisher says:

    These are such nice photos!

  53. Katie Walters says:

    Beautiful photos!!

  54. Joyce Van Schooneveld says:

    We have known Ali since elementary school and have always loved her beautiful smile which has only been enhanced by the fantastic pictures and her wonderful new family!!!!!

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  57. Sue Wile says:

    Wow! What lovely pictures of a beautiful family. The joy and love they share is so apparent in all.

  58. Pam Carroll says:

    Your pictures are beautiful. What great memories!

  59. Ann kulp says:

    All the pictures are very well done!

  60. Bruce Balmat says:

    Hi Ali and Rob,
    These pictures are wonderful. The only thing missing is Rosie. Can’t wait to see the official pictures.

  61. Madeleine Deardorff says:

    These are beautiful!

  62. Alexandra says:


  63. Christine says:

    I love all the photos! Everyone looks so happy and having so much fun together.

  64. Beth Balmat says:

    Hi Ali and Rob,
    Great pictures. Everyone looks so young! Did you hear Pete and I have moved to 29 Palms, CA? Right next to Joshua Tree National Park.
    Best wishes,

  65. luca kennedy says:

    these are all so beautiful! love and miss you guys so much<3 congratulations

  66. Kathy Thress says:

    Beautiful pictures. Great choice of venue. You have captured their love of the outdoors.

  67. Diane davison says:

    Love love love these pictures. And I think you have captured their love showing through and around all of them!

  68. Carla Parch says:

    So beautiful!

  69. Judy & Tom Petka says:

    Hi Ali and Rob,
    The pictures are all wonderful. They capture the love and warmth of your beautiful family.
    Kudos to the photographer.
    Judy & Tom

  70. Meghan Oldis says:

    LOVE these photos! Can’t help but smile seeing how happy you all are enjoying one of your favorite places! Looks like everyone had an awesome time – the pictures capture you all so well!

  71. Judith McQuaide says:

    Beautiful family; beautiful photos. I love #6 best! Congratulations.

  72. Nancy Nonini says:

    Looks like love to me! Congrats!

  73. Robert Craig says:

    What beautiful photos of a beautiful and loving family set in the most spectacular
    fall backdrop of the renowned Morton Arboretum!!

  74. Rob Kennedy says:

    We love the photos– Thank you! Rob

  75. Nick k says:

    These are the best!!

  76. Paul says:

    Ali and Rob, looking through these pictures was so much fun, and Jaime and I are so happy for you guys! All the best with the rest of wedding planning and we hope to see you all soon!!

  77. Dan S says:

    10’s across the board! Wonderful photos and perfect fall scenery!

  78. Steven K says:

    Picture look great! Can’t wait to celebrate you two!

  79. Abigail says:

    Amazing photo, amazing couple!!

  80. Sean says:

    Great pics! Looking forward to the wedding in June!

  81. Jaime says:

    You look absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your engagement.

  82. Rich Tilghman says:

    Great pics!

  83. Meghan Coffman says:

    Love, love these photos! You all look amazing!

  84. Claire Grimshaw says:

    Love love love!!