Long before Michael and Whit made their way to the Hotel Lincoln in Chicago, we began their engagement session with a more lifestyle theme. We really wanted their personalities to come forward which is along the lines of Michael playing with the dog in bed as Whit examines the two of them from a mildly perturbed perspective. Read More
Classic meets modern in this weeks featured shoot and we go from Montrose Harbor to Gilt Bar. If you’ve ever struggled with deciding between two vastly different spots, why not pick both? To kick off we went with the softer side of Stacey and Noe.
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
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.
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.
The words ‘hidden gem’ are a perfect fit for describing both the location and items of Salvage One. Their goal is to preserve and pass on our history. They have been helping our customers breathe new life into salvaged materials for nearly 30 years. We’ll let the images below do the talking for us, but I suggest you stop in and check them out during normal business hours. Not only are they a store, but they are also a venue where you can host a wedding, birthday, mitzvah or other large scale event.
Self proclaimed princess Tanya and rock star drummer Sarah took over the southern bridge leading to the Lincoln Park Zoo for their South Pond engagement session! When I say that we took over, I mean that we pretty much controlled the middle of the bridge for quite some time. Setting up a drum set, backdrop and lights was no easy job, however with five of us working as fast as possible the setup, shoot and tear down went just about as smoothly as it could.