On my drive to Southwest Michigan from Chicago, it was cloudy, rainy and foggy. I was worried! But things cleared up as I pulled in to beautiful Millcreek Barn. I really felt like everything just fell into place for these two and as the night went on, it was more and more obvious how perfect these two are for one another. It was chilly, but a perfect day for Katie and Steve. Here's Part Two of their wedding day. Enjoy!
Katie and Steve exchanged vows a few weekends back, in one of my favorite venues, Millcreek Barns. You may remember them from their engagement session last October, in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Anyway, these two are the sweetest couple. Their love for one another showed up in the form of massive smiles. I loved every minute of it!
Congrats, you two!
Lola's parents recently received some bad news and wanted to capture this time with her while they still could. We met at one of her favorite spots, the Montrose Harbor dog beach. And ended at the bird sanctuary where she and her brother, Hank, could do some bird watching. She had a rough day so her parents weren't too sure how it would go, but she rallied and even kept up with her little brother! I loved it.
Take a look!
I have to say, it was a lovely night for a photo session and I was so happy to meet miss Lola!
This sweet little family wanted to take some photos with their dear Maddie and to document this time in their lives. We set out for Busse Woods, near their house and took advantage of a perfect Spring morning.
Here are a few of my favorites from our session. Isn't she adorable?
I have known Sarah & Colin for many years now and was so honored to photograph them in their most recent adventure... a new addition that is scheduled to arrive this June! These two were so adorable and that baby bump of Sarah's is looking pretty amazing if you ask me.
We started out in Corktown, Detroit and then headed to a nearby park.
Then, it was off to their local park, near Ann Arbor. It was so fun exploring new places and these two were troopers!
Congrats, you two! I can't wait to meet your new addition!
As some of you know, my long-time boyfriend and I visited northern California last fall. We were so excited to take a break and to take some time for ourselves, but after eleven years of dating, Dave had a big surprise planned for me...
We started out the trip by exploring Carmel and Monterrey and quickly proceeded to Point Lobos for a hike, photo adventures and a sunset. Carmel was great, but we needed peace and quiet. Point Lobos delivered!
We hit the road for Big Sur on Highway 101 and let's just say, it was a dream come true for me. I have been all over this world, but Big Sur was a place I had dreamt about since I was a kid. After waking up fairly early to the sound of seals barking outside of our window, we hit the road early in the morning, loaded up with coffee and treats and were sure to stop at every single vista along the way.
Pfeiffer Beach, October 2014.
This is Dave just before we decided to take the next step together. He was 100% at ease and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
And, this is where we got engaged. Sitting on a rock in Big Sur while watching the tide come in.
Then it was time for a celebratory whisky at Nepenthes, in Big Sur. We had the best seat in the house.
We headed north and traded views of the Ocean for views of vineyards, giant trees and... the ocean.
It was time to explore the Russian River Valley.
Time to go home, but first... we stopped at the amazing Scribe! We can't wait to go back, what a find.
And after eleven years of dating, that was that. We were engaged and I was returning to Chicago with a ring on my finger that I LOVE! Now we are planning our wedding this coming September which will be just outside of St. Joseph, Michigan. It will be intimate, eclectic and we will be surrounded by our closest loved ones.
Cheers to love!
In the midst of finalizing their move to New York, these two realized they didn't have any photos of themselves in Chicago. They both grew up in Italy, but a few years back, Stefano came to University of Chicago to study. Carolina followed shortly thereafter. They lived in Hyde Park so it only made sense to start there.
I loved working with these two and really hope to see them again soon... maybe in New York next time!
And then I got to meet their rescue pup, Cookie! How sweet is she?
And then we were off to Michigan Avenue to get a few shots there before sunset. Perfect timing!