It was a joy spending time with these two on Saturday. Bek grew up in Itasca, in a house right next to the Springbrook Nature Center where we did these photos. Such a beautiful, secluded corner of the neighborhood. Near the end of the shoot, we made our way over to the local Starbucks where they first met. It’s always neat to retrace a couple’s steps like this, since these places hold a lot of memories.
Rodney is always putting a smile on Bek’s face. The way they care for each other is so beautiful. As we talked about their wedding, we enjoyed hearing about how much they’re excited, not just for the big day, but for the many years of marriage following it.
Anthony lives here in the states, just outside Chicago. Joy teaches in the Dominican Republic. Since most of their relationship is long-distance, the excitement they felt just to be with each other was so obvious during this shoot.
Joy has made the trip back for Christmas several times and she described how usually, she feels such a shock from the cold when she steps off the plane. This time, she told us, she was filled with so much excitement to see Anthony that she barely felt the cold.
Their wedding is coming up in August, so they will be separated for a while longer as Joy finishes up the school year. However, their next reunion will be even more special since they’ll finally be together for good.
Louise and Sheldon braved the cold windy weather with us on Saturday. We started at their first apartment in the city. Then we walked to their favorite cafe, and talked about their wedding plans over a cup of coffee. We finished up on a friend’s rooftop which gave an amazing view of the Chicago skyline.