Jason + Shelley’s Portage Park Engagement Photos

“It’s a (my) family affair”

Full disclosure: I know the groom-to-be here very well. In fact, I’ve known him his whole life…he’s my youngest brother. And he’s getting married!!! I promised myself I wasn’t going to cry, but I’m tearing up just typing those words. I am so full of love and happiness and excitement for Jason and his fiancée Shelley that I could just BUST!

We were lucky enough to sneak in a mini engagement session a few weeks ago, on a blustery, miserable, rainy Sunday afternoon – perfect! An engagement session was something I really wanted to do with them, have a little fun, make some photos of them that, hopefully, they will enjoy for years to come (as I’m writing this, they haven’t seen the images yet, so I’m crossing my fingers that they find something in here they like…!). It’s a gift that, as a photographer, I never, ever get tired of giving. And it’s even more special when it’s for family.

In a few days I’ll be on the other side of the camera, standing up as a bridesmaid, as my little brother says “I do!” to the woman who makes him smile “that” smile. My camera won’t be too far away, but my focus will be on taking in all the love and joy as these two celebrate their marriage, surrounded by family and close friends.

I didn’t have any sisters growing up, but I’ve had the good fortune of having one wonderful sister-in-law already and, very soon, I’ll have two! How my brothers both managed to find such lovely companions, I’ll never know (c’mon, they’re my BROTHERS!)…but, I’m very glad they did.

OK, that’s about all I can take. Where’s that kleenex…

Cheers,

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It was rainy, so we had a little coffee and tea to warm up and wait out the sprinkles at Portage Grounds, a very cute spot!

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

It was fun exploring and discovering Portage Park for the first time – it’s a lovely park, even on a gloomy day.

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

Always a lot of laughter and goofing around with these two!

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

 

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

 

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

Photobombed! Good help is hard to find these days…

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

Because…bike racks!

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10 Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session Photos from Jason + Shelley's lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois #engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding © 2016 Angela Garbot http://www.angelagarbot.com

2016-04-10
Jason + Shelley | #ChicagoEngagement #Prewedding Session
Photos from Jason + Shelley’s lifestyle pre-wedding/engagement photo session taken in Portage Park on the northwest side of #Chicago, Illinois
#engagement #prewedding #portagepark #chicagoengagement #chicagoprewedding
© 2016 Angela Garbot
http://www.angelagarbot.com

Congratulations and love to you both, thanks for indulging me in this little foray!

  1. Vivien Zepf

    April 29th, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Wonderful pictures and congratulations and happiness to Jason and Shelley!

  2. Angela Garbot

    May 4th, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you so much Viv!!

  3. Foto video nunta brasov

    May 25th, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Great pictures. I love the color and contrast, your composition is very nice. You gave me some good ideas. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work!

  4. Angela Garbot

    July 20th, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Thank you so much!

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