A chilly fall day in Chicago makes a great backdrop for an engagement session. We had a great time getting to know Molly and David, and can't wait for their wedding next summer.
Bethany and Tyler are just the sweetest couple. Their grace and compassion toward each other radiates. They chose to do their engagement session at Promontory Point because the lakefront was a big part of the start of their relationship. Tyler even proposed near the lake.
We're excited for their big day in a few months.
I've known Tim since high school, so I'm thrilled to be a part of the happiest time of his life. Courtney and Tim have so much fun together and it really shows in their laughter and conversations. We're so happy for both of them and can't wait for their wedding in the fall.
I mean come on, aren't they just the cutest! <3
We took a special trip on Tuesday to photograph one of our newest couples. Their wedding is next year in Wisconsin, but they were vacationing with family in Michigan and thought engagement photos would be perfect by the lake.
We had a nice time enjoying the summer weather in South Haven and we even found a few fun walls in the main part of town.
We had a lovely afternoon spending time with one of our couples today in Humbolt Park. The sun was shining, and the breeze was cooling us off. We walked around enjoying the scenery and then headed to Wicker Park to the exact location they met. It was so fun hearing their story and we're excited for their wedding next month.
Holly and Tasos had beautiful weather for their engagement session on Saturday. It was great walking around Wilder Park in Elmhurst with the conservatory, library, and art museum all making a great backdrop for this wonderful couple.
The West Loop and River North are a couple of my favorite places to hang in the city, so when Mary and Ryan said that they were open to locations for their engagement session, I was excited to explore the area with them and our cameras.
I love the unique walls, urban architecture, and the different perspective of downtown Chicago. It's even better with an easy-going couple like Mary and Ryan.
Oh, Chicago. Even on a rainy day you're pretty. We had planned a sunrise session, but Chicago weather had different plans. Mekala and Doug were amazing even though it rained throughout their whole session, and I just love how different everything looks in the fog.
Chicago in the winter is just as beautiful as the summer-time. It's especially great when we have a wonderful couple to photograph. We enjoyed a nice walk around River North with Sarah and Neal on Saturday, and it felt like we had the whole River Walk to ourselves.
Elissa and Jon braved the cold with us on Saturday for their engagement session and I'm so glad they did.
We started at The Chicago Women's Park and Gardens in the South Loop, the spot where Jon proposed to Elissa. Even in the winter it's beautiful. We also popped into the Glessner House which has such rich historic charm.
They were still up for more outdoor photographs so we headed to Lurie Gardens as the sun was setting. This was an amazing session to start our 2017 year.
It's my favorite time for engagement sessions because you can layer up, get cozy and the fall colors are just perfect. It was a fun evening of hanging out with Maura and Patrick and enjoying laughs along our walk.
We had just enough fall colors peaking through for Alana and Eric's engagement session. The weather was just right, and Chicago was showing it's moody side making it the perfect backdrop for their pictures.
We can't wait for their wedding in November. <3
Special thank you to Kristen for coming along and second shooting with me. :-)
It was pretty much the perfect day for Margo and Will's engagement session on Saturday. We were happy to share our Labor Day weekend with them to explore the beautiful Arlington Park Racetrack which will actually be their wedding venue. We can't wait for their wedding next spring!
We had amazing weather for Monica and Brett's engagement session on Sunday. And that light. We seriously had a great time laughing and getting to know this cute couple. They were naturals in front of the camera and it was so easy for them to get lost in each other.
We love when our couples take advantage of picking a meaningful location for their session. We like it even more when they bring along their pup.
Jackie and Dave are so fun to hang out with and our time together was full of laughter. We even made a new friend: their dog Rigby. We started in the Shakespeare Gardens at Northwestern University in Evanston, then walked throughout the campus. It was where Jackie attended school, so we heard about a lot of her fun memories.
The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park is so nice this time of year, and it was where we started our photoshoot with Alicia and Taek. They were so relaxed and natural in front of the camera, and it really shows.
Throughout the shoot we talked about their wedding plans, their engagement story, and their hopes for the future. A beautiful story for such a beautiful day.
Emy and Richard were amazing during their engagement session despite the week's ridiculous temperature drops. It was a chilly evening, but they took advantage of that and cuddled up even closer.
Nina and Jared kicked off our spring engagement season on Sunday. We traveled a little South to Lockport and explored this beautiful park filled with limestone rocks and bridges. There's even a dam that was built in the early 1900s that has since been abandoned, which makes for a pretty cool backdrop.
We're excited to come back here in the summer for their wedding.
We joined the many people out this Saturday enjoying the chilly downtown life for the continuation of Jun & Jianqi's engagement session. You might remember the first part of their session in Michigan this summer as we captured where their relationship started. They also wanted to get pictures of their life in Chicago.
We embraced the crowds and even ran into a few people we knew as we strolled through Millennium Park towards the lake and then to Buckingham Fountain. And by the end of our walk we weren't even cold anymore.
Carter and Rob's engagement session was so genuine and relaxed. We had such a great time hanging out and walking around Lincoln Park.
They're both lawyers, so their lives are pretty busy, but when they get a chance to spend time together, they usually end up at a coffee shop. Vanille Patisserie was the perfect place to stop as we walked through Lincoln Park and talked about their wedding plans.
This light was perfect for some Chicago skyline pictures showcasing the city they call home.
We're so excited for their wedding this winter.