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10/14

Stephanie And Brian Engagement

Stephanie and Brian I have to say were really a change in direction for fall in Chicago. They seriously put me to the test. Stephanie and Brian have decided to wed in Mexico. I am so exited! The weather in Mexico is always beautiful. They will have such a beautiful beach wedding. Stephanie wanted to tie their destination wedding into her engagement session. This time of year has not been the most predictable with weather and really chilly! She promised me she could fight through the beach wear if I could find her the perfect location. If you ask me she had the hard task. I have been photographing the Chicagoland area for 10 years….I knew EXACTLY where I was going to take them. We chose a day at the end of September. It actually ended up being really warm out so she lucked out as well 🙂 I really wanted a location where she could get her beach photos but also give her some really great artwork she could hang on her walls. We used a chalkboard prop and tied in a few great photos for her save the dates. It really was a fantastic shoot. We had fun and the photos really reflect their personalities. Thank you both for spending those hours with me. I was happy to create your memories!

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08/14

Tabitha | John Engagement

Tabitha | John Engagement
Starved Rock, Utica IL

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04/14

Snowboarding Engagement session with Dave and Lisa in Wisconsin

Engagement Photography for Dave and Lisa
Engagement Date: March
Locations: Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau Wisconsin

This was an incredibly awesome session. As we sat and gathered ideas for their engagement session I asked Dave and Lisa what they liked to do together. When they brought up snowboarding I nearly jumped with excitement. One of the major things I love to do is skiing. I have been doing this since I was 5 years old and have been introducing my own family into the winter sport for the past two years. We had a family trip planned for March so I asked Dave and Lisa if they would like to join us for the day at Granite Peak Ski Area in Wisconsin. When they agreed I had started to plan everything for their shoot immediately.

That morning I put my photography gear into the strongest photo backpack I had, strapped on my boots and took off for the mountain. It was by far one of my most favorite shoots. Dave and Lisa expressed the idea of just having fun natural photos mixed with a bit of Magazine-artistic style. That is exactly what I gave them. We spent the day climbing ski hills, dodging cars and the best was watching Dave slide into 3 feet of snow as he checked out an area by a fallen tree. I had a really good time with this couple. Their interactions together and the faces they make are absolutely priceless. They made this day one of the best and most relaxed photography journeys I have been on!

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04/14

Naperville, IL Engagement Photography for Kristen and Michael

Engagement Photography for Kristen and Michael
Engagement Date: January
Locations: Naperville Riverwalk in Naperville, IL

This was a great session for me. Very rarely do we get to shoot winter sessions. It is bitter cold in Chicago so couples generally opt for spring, summer or fall engagement photos. Kristin and Michael decided to fight the cold and have some fun. We headed out for a few hours to The Naperville Riverwalk in Naperville, IL. Being that it was winter most families were at the sledding hill and avoided the park. It was so nice having the entire area to ourselves not to mention the newly fallen snow from the night before was fresh and clean. By the time we ended our photographs I was in love with this couple. We spent the day freezing and laughing. I knew these two were the type I could push to really try some fum things. Just when they thought they were finished I pulled a sled out of my car and asked them to meet me by the hill. They happily agreed. Coaxing them to sled down the hill with their coats off was a bit more challenging. Once I told Kristin this was her chance to push Michael off the sled as hard as she could, she was ready for anything. It was a great day and we really did get some wonderful pictures for them to cherish for a lifetime. The memories of that day will always be awesome too!

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