Tags archives: Engagement

  • Southport Lanes Engagement :: Caitlin & Ben

  • From the moment Caitlin contacted me, I just loved her enthusiasm and obvious love for her fiancé Ben. She was adamant about shooting in a location that was meaningful to them, and suggested where they first met, Southport Lanes. I admit, I was skeptical about a bowling alley at first (I mean, most [...]
  • Grant Park Engagement :: Rachel & Eric

  • Rachel & Eric have been married for a few years now, but I still love this session. As I was looking through all the shoots and weddings I have yet to share (over 150 of them!), this one spoke to me, so here we are. We'll just call this a throwback Thursday post. I just love the colors of the [...]
  • Museum Campus Engagement :: Betsy & Larry

  • The day of Betsy & Larry's session was such a stunning day. The light was soft and hazy, and hitting the skyline just right. Since these two had a Mexican beach wedding, I was so glad that we got a perfect Chicago day to show off their hometown. And of course the weather wasn't the only great thi [...]
  • MCA Chicago Engagement :: Kelly & Reid

  • Since Kelly and Reid live in Washington, DC, their engagement session was first time I was able to meet them face-to-face, but they felt like old friends within just a few minutes. The day of the shoot was cold and blustery, so we explored the MCA for a bit, then ventured outside for just a few qui [...]
  • Montrose Beach Engagement :: Sharon & John

  • After a few weeks of almost non-stop rain and heavy cloud cover, I was resigned to the fact that we would be shooting this session in gloomy conditions. And, in fact, the session did start off overcast and a bit breezy. It was the kind of weather that could turn into a downpour, especially in Chicag [...]
  • Lincoln Square Engagement :: Gerrie & Mike

  • What do you do on a seriously gloomy day in the middle of summer? You laugh some, you break out the flash a bit, and, when it gets dark earlier than expected (thanks to the cloud cover), you rock out some silhouettes against the night sky. This summer's weather has been nuts, and I swear, I shot [...]
  • Milton Olive Park Engagement :: Carolyn & Jon

  • Three things to know about Carolyn and Jon: First off, they're hysterical. Since Carolyn works in my husband's department, and since I'm friends with her sister and bro-in-law, I would see her around occasionally and wave, but I've never spent a long time with her and Jon. Thank goodness for hang [...]
  • Engagement :: Martha & Alex

  • For their engagement session, we returned to Martha & Alex's old stomping grounds at Northwestern University. They showed me some of their favorite spots, I found some patches of absolutely incredible light, and we chatted about their wedding, which was coming up in just two days. A relatively stan [...]