For their engagement session, Alex and Gene did their photos in a number of their favorite city locations because we knew that on their wedding day it would not be possible to hit all the spots they wanted to. So on the day of the wedding we did a 180 and sought out the quaint and quiet feel of Long Grove, IL. Read More
Classic Chicago is just sometimes the way to go for photos but with a slight twist. Regan spends a lot of her time dancing and being a dance and fitness instructor. When discussing ideas with the two of them we were leaning towards a “modern Chicago” feel and decided to work in Regan’s dancing into it! The story begins with the two of them both being at the same lounge (Violet Hour).Read More
Well we’ve got a doozy for you this week and that doozy is a Star Wars Engagement – A Turn To The Dark Side! Katie and Paul fancy themselves as connoisseurs of all things comic book, Harry Potter and of course Star Wars! As the planning began of their engagement session and they said to me, “since you do a lot of themed shoots, what if we did a Star Wars engagement shoot?” And even though I haven’t been a die hard fan of Star Wars, I certainly am now! The thing that we all wanted to avoid was just grabbing a couple lightsabers and just going straight into a fight scene. Like any movie, there had to be some sort of story.Read More
It started with a Notebook styled and themed engagement session of Monika and Jakub. After that it lead to their wedding the following year which can be found HERE! And now it’s time for a Trash The Dress session on the lake front! On our way to the lake, we stopped off at one of my favorite coffee shops called Glencoe Roast located in Glencoe, IL.Read More
Czarina and Maksym are one of those couples that still acts sometimes a bit reserved around one another even though they’ve been together for some time. Maksym will tell you that when he proposed to Czarina (with her family present) that he was mostly cool calm and collected. Czarina in turn will smile when she hears this and have her own point of view on the story.
The real life nurse and doctor duo known as Emily and Robert came in to our studio and expressed that they wanted something “a little different” for their engagement photo session. Ask and ye shall receive as I like to say.
Chicago Cultural Center Engagement
One of my personal favorite gems to head to is the Chicago Cultural Center for shoots. And really you can capture images of just about anything there including the venue itself, high fashion portraits or even some quirky fun photos turn out great! Ashley and Kyle currently reside in St. Louis and one of the things that they wanted to make sure we did was to get a bit of Chicago in their engagement photos because we won’t have the opportunity to head into the city on their wedding day.
There’s nothing like having a wedding during winter break if you’re a teacher which both Bari and Scott are! In fact that’s how they met. Scott told me that he knew from the first moment he saw Bari that she was the one. Bari on the other hand took a bit more time than Scott but ultimately they ended up together!
Ahh the good ole’ South Pond at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The one thing that can be said about this location is that it’s a magnetic destination for engaged couples wanting to capture their photos! And who can blame them!? The South Pond location provides a splendid combination of city and nature. You can be paddling around the pond in a boat for two, surrounded by a lot of greenery and have a great view of the city off in the background.
As has been popular with a number of sessions that we’ve shot over the last couple years, Gricel and Edgar hopped on board with doing a “themed” engagement session featuring vintage cars. Let’s start off by talking about what a “themed” shoot is. Typically it’s one that tells a story and has a cohesive feel from start to finish. The ideas are countless and as I get to know each person that comes into the studio, the ideas typically spring from there.