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Chicago Engagement Photos | Olive Park

“All in the Family…” When I first met Diana, she was working on opening up her own State Farm Insurance office. She was also pregnant. I was amazed at her drive and energy, it was contagious! And I first got the opportunity to photograph her and Francisco for their parents-to-be photos. Then, she needed headshots. […]

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Chicago Engagement Photos | Millennium Park Anna + Eric

Millennium Park It was a crisp, unseasonably warm day when I met Anna + Eric for their Chicago engagement session in Millennium Park. The Fall colors were gorgeous, and they were so sweet together!

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Chicago Engagement Session | Morgan + Dan

“A Very Fine Wine…” I was lucky to spend a Saturday morning in February with Morgan and Dan – we were all lucky that it was a beautiful and unseasonably warm day! It’s so sweet when there’s a little something personal behind the locations my couples and I choose for their engagement and pre-wedding photos! For […]

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Las Vegas Engagement Session Photo Walk | Vince + Ryan

“Love is Love is Love is Love is…” Every year, for more years than I can count (or remember…), I venture out to Las Vegas for an annual photography conference called WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. It draws 10,000+ photographers, filmmakers and photography-related businesses and vendors from all over the globe. It’s overwhelming. […]

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Chicago Engagement Photos | Jenny + Greg

“Chicago Style Engagement” A quick peek at Jenny and Greg’s Chicago engagement photos. The city provided a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful couple! From Greg’s surprise proposal in the presence of both of their families to the joy and obvious love they showed for each other during our session, I can only imagine the happiness […]

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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 […]

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Hanny + Nick ‘s Chicago Engagement Session Photos

A few warm days and I feel like summer is just around the corner! And it’s a great time to start thinking about engagement sessions! Hanny and Nick had a very good idea about the kind of engagement session they wanted – it had to include their dogs and they wanted to be outside in the […]

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Monica + Tim’s Chicago Engagement Session

“Love in the Financial District” When Monica and Tim said they wanted to use the Chicago Financial District and Union Station for their engagement session, I was very excited. That part of the downtown area is full of little alleys and interesting views. And Union Station…it’s gorgeous! They liked to laugh and were so relaxed […]

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Charlotte Engagement Photos | Caitlin + Matt

“Love in Queen City” I was in Charlotte visiting family for Easter when I received an email from Cailtin, asking if I remembered her from her sister Whitney’s wedding, which I had photographed a few years ago. She was recently engaged and wanted to know if I’d be willing to come back for her own […]

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Yvonne + Greg’s Chicago Engagement Photos

“Fur Babies, too!” When Yvonne and Greg asked if we could include their dogs in their downtown Chicago engagement session, I was excited! I love when couples make the session their own, adding pets or other things to the session that are significant to them. There was also champagne…

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