On a rare and beautiful Summer evening, I met up with Tim and Morgan in a park that has grown to be very special to them. After a few years away at school, these high school friends met up for a run through the park at Independence Grove, that run lead to many runs and those many runs lead to a relationship. We had to start off our engagement session capturing their shared love for running before we got into the good stuff. Check out a few favorites from their session.
You may remember Lydia and Jake from their awesome snowy engagement session last year. Snow flakes were the theme at their January wedding this year. Lydia and her friends and family crafted all their winter details together and Jake lent his carpentry skills to pull off a wonderful winter wonderland wedding. After a wonderful ceremony performed by Lydia’s Father, everyone gathered to celebrate and The Onion Pub & Brewery. Make-up by: Katie Riordan. Check out a few favorites from the big celebration.
It’s not that I’ve never photographed a wedding with two people so in love, it’s that I’ve never photographed a wedding where two people, their parents and everyone surrounding them were so devoted to each other and honored to be there with each other. There was something special in the air on Alyssa and Dan’s wedding day that I can’t quite put into words, but it comes through in the photos. You can see it in the way they look at each other. Come for the elegant soiree, but stay for the Father/Daughter dance. Seriously, the Father/Daughter dance puts a smile on my face every time; they really know how to get down. Dan and Alyssa and their families are bound by love and a common faith; check out some photos from a day of great celebration.
Terrell works for the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra and it’s safe to say, music is not just Terrell’s career, it’s his life. We started out in my dining room and took his bass around for some incredible shots around the city and ended up in the attic experimented with light. I was lucky to get to hear some phat jazz bass lines all day. Here are a few favorites from our lifestyle portrait session in Chicago.
Anthony proposed to Mona a couple of weeks ago and they’ve planned a whirlwind engagement and wedding within 4 weeks. I’m super grateful for the opportunity to capture their love and passion during this time and can’t wait for their Austin, TX wedding. Check out a few favorite photos from their passionate engagement session at the Art Institute of Chicago.