When working with couples for their engagement sessions, I try to find a place that has some extra meaning to them. We had discussed several options for Charlene and Chris’s shoot but decided on doing a Ping Tom Park engagement session since that’s where Chris proposed. Continue reading
Kassie and Ron were a ton of fun to photograph and I had a blast working with them for their Belmont Harbor engagement session. We had to reschedule a few times due to the weather but we finally got a nice, warm day to shoot. Continue reading
I really enjoy the look of all of the light and colors in October so I naturally love fall engagement sessions. Erin and Eric had the great idea of doing a canoe engagement session at a family lake house for their shoot which got me really excited and inspired. A large part of why I love my job is getting the opportunity to connect with different people and getting to work with clients to find a location that not only makes for great pictures but also has some extra meaning to them. We started at a campground that was down the road where Erin used to camp with her family when she was growing up. The area was gorgeous, covered with leaves and completely free of people which made it really easy to get some great photos with just the two of them.
I love downtown Chicago engagement sessions and Loren and Steve agreed that they really liked the idea of getting some great texture and views of our city. We had talked about several locations but finally settled on shooting on the river. We decided to photograph at sunset to make sure we could utilize the best light and also miss some of the rush hour traffic. Here are some of my favorites and I’m looking forward to your wedding in October!
I don’t often get the opportunity to photography people in their homes so it was a real treat when Conor and Ian asked to do a home engagement session. They said that they realized through the wedding planning process that they’re not entirely traditional when it comes to certain aspects and really liked the idea of some photos of them living in their space. I couldn’t agree more! It’s always nice to do something a little different and also in a place where everyone can feel really comfortable in front of the camera.
From the start they both had great banter together, and while they made and ate lunch, it was easy to see what a great match they are!
Dana and Patrick love light as much as I do so I was thrilled when they wanted to do a sunset engagement session downtown. Even though we started shooting at rush hour, we managed to find some great secluded spots as we made out way around the river. They were such a joy to work with and I can’t wait for their wedding this September!