2015: My year-in review

It is that time of year where everyone takes a moment to reflect on the past year and I am no different. 

2015 was interesting. Becca Heuer Photography was named one of the 22 best photographers in Chicago, via expertise.com. What?! It was the year I got married to my best friend of eleven years and it was a year filled with immense personal and professional growth. It was the year I finally updated my website and blog. Thank goodness! I took on less weddings to make time to plan my own—which I did—yet somehow packed in more family and love sessions. All in all, it was a pretty amazing year and I am thankful for all of the couples and families that trusted Becca Heuer Photography to document it all. It is no light task, but I am up for it and am forever grateful. 

I have also been ramping up for what is looking like one of my best years yet. I'll be at IndieWed in February and have a few other things up my sleeve. I have to say, 2016 is looking pretty exciting with weddings on the East coast and several amazing weddings in the Chicagoland area. Yay!

Now, here are a few of my favorites from 2015. Enjoy.

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Oh, and if want more or are simply curious, 2014 looked like this.

Libby & Mitch are married!

Libby (from Alaska) and Mitch (from Jamaica) got married right before Christmas in Watertown, Wisconsin. They met while going to school up there and they had the sweetest wedding day. You see, Libby is my cousin so I was pretty honored to have photographed her special day.

The day was beautiful and she even made her gown while she was home helping out at her family farm in Alaska this past summer. It was chilly outside so we stayed indoors, but we found a nice sunny spot by the windows and had a great time.

Take a look at my final wedding of 2015!

Then it was time for the ceremony.

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Congrats, you two!

Sixty-Five years of love

Sixty-five years ago, Junie and Frank Yohn had a small and intimate wedding, surrounded by their closest family and friends as they said 'I do'.  Today these two snow-birds are celebrating their anniversary in sunny Florida. Here are few shots I took of them earlier this year while they were in Illinois that I absolutely love. I can honestly say that they are an inspiration to us all and they are living proof that love is a powerful thing.

Congratulations, Junie and Frank. Cheers!

Frank: "Wait, what do you want me to do?!"
Me: "Kiss her!"

If you see these two, tell them congrats and show them this post... they aren't on the internet. :)

The Rhee Family

I first ‘met’ Michael back in 2009 on flickr. Actually, he was my first photography customer! I had been posting a daily photo (something I am still doing to this day) and he saw something he liked. He wanted to use a photo of mine on his album cover. Cut to 2015 and I hear from him again. This time he wants family portraits taken of his lovely family of three. His daughter just turned one and well, it was time.

Social media can be amazing, right?! Of course I was honored to photograph them at one of my favorite places in the city, the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

Enjoy!

The Macfarlane Family, 2015

Sarah and Colin are dear friends of mine, so of course we had to document them during this time in their lives during our last visit to lovely Michigan. I’ve known Sarah for awhile now and she became a mom almost six months ago. I have to say, I really loved seeing them as parents and really enjoyed documenting this time with them. 

Take a look.

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The Bhuller Family

I recently met this lovely little family through the Rand Family. The Bhullers were their neighbors, so of course they wanted to take advantage of their amazing skyline views. I mean, why not? After the rooftop, we headed out to explore their West Loop neighborhood. Every time I am there, I see something new and amazing and it is one of my favorite spots to photograph my clients. This session was no different. We also got lucky with the warmest day in November and little M was in the best of moods and wore her best smile throughout the entire session.  

Take a look!

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The Grimmer Family

I've known Sarah for awhile now and last year I photographed her sister's family for the first time. When I they asked about booking a larger family shoot for their parents, I was excited. We met in Lincoln Park and enjoyed the beautiful morning. It was so fun to see this beautiful family all together. Take a look.

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