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!
I was so excited when Andy asked me to photograph his wedding! He’s been my upstairs neighbor for years and we also went to college together. Working with him and Ellen was such a blast and I got to start my work day one floor up from my house! Here are a few favorites from my first look through! We decided to start in our Logan Square neighborhood for portraits and then made our way to the Dank Haus for the ceremony and reception. So excited for you both! It was such a beautiful day!
Found out that one of the photos I shot last summer with the lovely Mignonette Bridal is featured in this month’s Chicago Magazine! Very excited to see Kpoene’s beautiful dresses in print after the grand opening of her new Chicago store. Here’s the original image and how it ran in the magazine.
I was so excited earlier this year when Coleman asked me to photograph his wedding. We first met at an art opening at his Logan Square bar Cole’s and have gotten to know each other ever since.
Their ceremony was at St. John the Baptist in Northlake and was my first time at a Greek Melkite church. It was full of joy, laughter and dancing and it was wonderful to be a part of. The reception followed at the Stan Mansion, one of my favorite Chicago venues, and featured some incredible belly dancing by Khazna Khalil.
Congrats to Sara and Coleman, who spent the entire day joking around and smiling, which was extremely contagious and made for a fun day!
My friends Kristin and Colin got married last November but didn’t get a chance to take many portraits on their wedding day. As a gift to them, we recently did a portrait session in their Chicago backyard! We lucked out with some beautiful fall weather and had a great time shooting.
I was recently asked by Mignonette Bridal owner Kpoene’ Kofi-Bruce to shoot some promotional images of her new dresses and for the upcoming launch of her Andersonville store late this year. We decided on Palmer’s Square for our location, a beautiful park in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. We had a stellar staff and amazing models to work with! On top of that, some wonderful local talent: Flowers by Fleur, hats by Sarah Azzouzi, styling by Shanti Gomez, silver jewelry by Moira K. Lime, headbands by My Lavaliere, Swarovski jewelry by Due Sorelle, makeup by Angie Nguyen and rock star photo assisting by Elizabeth Metzger Sampson. Below are some of my favorites from the shoot!