She said yes!

Nicole reached out to me back in October with a secret up her sleeve. You see, she was planning a vacation to Chicago with her girlfriend and wanted to propose while she was here. In my opinion, she picked one of the best views of Chicago as the backdrop and we crossed all of our fingers and toes for decent weather. It was such an emotional and sweet thing to be in on the secret and I loved every single second of it.

Thank you so much for including me during this most exciting time. Congratulations, you two! You were a dream to work with.

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Thanks again for letting me part of such an amazing night.

Cheers!

Allison and Joe are getting married!

I met these two last fall when we went on quite the photo adventure around Chicago. You see, they are getting married this May at Prairie Street Brewing in Rockford, but live here and wanted engagement photos in Chicago. So we started the session on Chicago’s north side in one of my favorite places, Winnemac Park.

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From there, we went to the West Loop and set up in front of one of my favorite murals in Chicago right now. Isn’t it fun?

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V!

Towards the end of 2018, I got to do a short little session with V and her parents. It was too cold to go outside, but I love their views and it was so fun to be back in here now that she arrived. You see, we did an in-home maternity session earlier in 2018, so it was fun to get back there for this. Plus, she got to put on her Christmas outfit which was obviously the cutest thing. V was on the move, but it was so much fun.

Seriously though, how cute is this little lady?

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A 5 year anniversary session. Also, cats!

I recently met and photographed Donna and Kurt. Holy cats were these two were a blast to photograph! They came to me as a referral from a mutual friend and I am thankful we met. Everything about this session was a blast whether it was snuggling kitties at the amazing Catcade or adventuring at the beach.

You probably know this by now, but one of my favorite things is to capture the essence of a couple and while that is always my goal, I really feel good about this one. Here are Donna and Kurt, celebrating nearly 5 years and very much in love.

Take a look!

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Then we were off to Oak Street Beach for a quick little portrait session by Lake Michigan and a fabulous cake mural. 

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That's a wrap! Congrats on 5 years, Donna and Kurt. 

PS- Just putting this out there, but I would love to document more couples... for no reason at all. Just you and your main squeeze. Ok, that is all. Carry on. 

Vanessa & Wioleta are engaged!

These two are getting married next year in a sunny location, south of the border, but they live here in Chicago. Turns out, Vanessa seems to love winter just as much as I do and Wioleta was a great sport, so we took advantage of the snow here in Chicago for an engagement session a couple weeks ago. I met them on a perfect snowy afternoon in Millennium Park that ended in the most incredible sunset.

Take a look.

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Congratulations, you two! I hope you two have the most amazing wedding! 

Portraits of a musician

This summer has brought me more of a variety of photography work and I am honestly loving it. That means a fewer weddings and a few more smaller shoots than normal. Don't worry though, next year is ramping up to be one of my busiest yet! 

This shoot was one of the smaller sessions and I really enjoyed it. Please meet Matt of Trauer. He needed some promotional shots of him in action, so we started off at his place where most of the magic happens. Then headed out to explore Ravenswood and Andersonville.

Here are some of my favorites.

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Casey & Tanveer are engaged!

These two are getting married next summer in Ohio's Cuyahoga National Park, but they wanted to take a few photos in Chicago. We had so much fun touring the city and stopping in at some places a bit off the beaten path. I love it when my clients have fun ideas.

Also, what is that saying about a couple that laughs together? They stay together! Their laughter is infectious. 

Take a look. 

Then we were off to see about a couple of bridges with some views. 

And, that is a wrap! I can't wait for June 23, 2018!