2018, a round up!

It is finally time for a much delayed 2018 round up. I know I am a bit late in posting this, but I have been resting up after a busy year. You see, it was a big year for me. 2018 was the year that took me to Guatemala for my first international wedding and to Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley for my first National Park wedding. It was a year that allowed me to experiment a bit more with my photography and take more risks; it was also a year that led me to photographing my first surprise proposals.

It really was such an exciting year that was filled with so much love, trust and fun. As always, it was such an honor to document it all and I am ready to see what 2019 will bring. I have a feeling it is going to be a fun year!

In the meantime, take a look at some of my favorites from 2018.

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Thanks for another year of trusting me to document your biggest days. I am forever grateful.

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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She said YES!

A couple of short weeks ago, Jimmy proposed to Sarah and she said ‘YES’! He picked Lincoln Park as a perfect backdrop to propose and I was there to document it all. The story was that they were taking their friend to go see this place with a great view of Chicago and it was so much fun to be in on the secret. The pure, raw happiness these two displayed was absolutely the best and I had a blast.

Without further ado, take a look. Here they are taking it in, just before the big moment.

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Congratulations on your engagement, Sarah and Jimmy! Happy wedding planning.

A secret proposal in Millennium Park!

I recently got to photograph two complete strangers from California as Cody proposed to his fiance, Kait. It was incredible.

You see, these two were in Chicago for ‘vacation’ and Cody had reached out to me to see if I would photograph the big moment wherein he asked her to marry him. Let’s just say that I was beyond excited to document such a momentous occasion. He picked one of my favorite spots in the city—Lurie Gardens—and the weather was perfect. In fact, we practically had the place to ourselves that morning. They showed up early, but luckily I was already set up and ready. It all went off without a hitch and she said yes. It was perfect and I am so honored to have been part of it. By the end of it all, I felt like I had gained two new friends.

Cheers to Cody and Kait. Enjoy this next season in your relationship, you two… every last bit of it.

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Then they went off to celebrate. We met up the next evening for an engagement session in Lincoln Park. It did not disappoint!

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Congratulations, Cody and Kait. It was a blast getting to know you both! This was a treat.

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! 

Barry & David's Logan Square engagement session

Meet Barry and David. They are getting married in Antigua, Guatemala in March and are taking me with them. Honestly, I couldn't be more excited!

I first met Barry back in a design class at Columbia College and we have kept in touch through social media ever since. When these two got engaged in Paris, I was so excited for them and saw how much they loved one another. Now they are planning their wedding and I am beyond excited to show you some of my favorites from their engagement session here in their neighborhood of Chicago with their pup, Toby. Fingers crossed that you will see him again in the wedding photos!

Their wedding is going to be amazing, I know it. Take a look.

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I can't wait to do this again in March!

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!