I was so excited when Natalie and Nathan proposed the idea of a picnic engagement session. They chose Humboldt Park, one of my favorite places in the city. They were a little camera shy at first but once we found our spot in the park, they enjoyed their snacks and we got great natural, candid moments. Congrats you two!
I love the energy and spontaneity of a courthouse wedding, so when Helen and John contacted me to photograph their intimate celebration, I was so excited. Both are new to Chicago and after a year of waiting for her visa, Helen arrived just a few days before the wedding! It was obvious from the minute I met them that the two were madly in love and a minute didn’t go by without one of them laughing or smiling.
I met them for breakfast at Lula Cafe and the staff was kind enough to let us walk around and take some photos throughout the restaurant. We hopped in a cab to the courthouse and spent the rest of the morning wandering around the city together. Congrats you two! Thanks for having me be a part of your special day!
When Kimberly and Bensen pitched the idea of a holi powder shoot, I was thrilled. I’d never done a shoot like this and, save for pictures of the Color Run, hadn’t really seen it done. The colored powder got everywhere and the two of them had a blast running around the beach and eventually jumping into the lake! So much fun!
Here are some favorites from the second half of our shoot.
I don’t normally break engagement sessions up in two groups, but Kimberly and Bensen’s was so unique I couldn’t resist!
We started off a little before sunset at 63rd Street Beach and walked around the lakefront. It’s rare that couples are so comfortable in front of the camera (especially so early in the morning!) but they just jumped right in, goofing around and having tons of fun!
After that, they both changed and had a holi powder fight right on the beach! Those images will be coming soon but here’s a look at some of my favorites from the first half of our shoot.
I had a great time with Amy and Joe for their engagement session in Olive Park. Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot!
I rarely ever get to shoot in my own neighborhood so I was really excited when Emily and Kevin invited me to shoot their engagement session in Logan Square. They brought along their adorable dog Dale and we made our way around the monument, using some of the murals as backdrops. They were both instantly comfortable in front of the camera and had lots of fun together!