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Lindy & Brian’s Chicago South Loop Engagement Session

Yesterday I had a great session with a couple of friends of mine – Melissa (I call her Lindy) & Brian.  I worked with Lindy for almost three years, and in sharing a very small closet-of-an-office with her, I’d say we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well!  When Brian decided it was time to pop the question, I was honored that he asked me to photograph the big event.  [Photos of that magical evening in January are here.]

Lindy & Brian are getting married later this month in a super-chic urban loft space nearby their place in the west loop.  So exciting!  The weather yesterday actually turned out quite nicely (especially considering the freezing temps and sleet/rain/whatev we experienced all week prior!)  We started the session just a couple blocks from the couple’s condo under the el tracks.

Then we traveled to Lindy’s top-secret location which we’ll be using for portraits on the wedding day.  Well, maybe not so top-secret anymore?

Next we went to the museum campus in front of the Field Museum, where they had their unofficial first date.  I wish I could retell the story well, it was so cute.

Last stop, Soldier Field.

Jesse & Luke’s Wintery Wicker Park Engagement Session – Chicago

I was excited when Jesse and Luke wanted to schedule their engagement session near their condo in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago… we actually started IN their condo then had a great time wandering the neighborhood!  Though I was suffering from the flu when our session rolled around, I think we came up with some great images true to their personalities. :-)

Um, I want this mural in my house!!

It’s so fun to work with couples that can’t stop staring into each other’s eyes.  So in love.

[I saved the best for last!]

[This engagement session was photographed for George Street Photo & Video]

Lindy & Brian Get Engaged in Wrigleyville!

I was super pumped when my good friend Lindy’s boyfriend Brian emailed me asking if I’d be willing to help him out with his plans to propose to Lindy earlier this month.  While there were quite a few hiccups in our original plans, it still was one of the most romantic thing’s I’ve witnessed in person.

Lindy was a little excited. :-)  Ok actually, she was so so excited she wouldn’t stop jumping!

Congratulations to a wonderful couple o’ people!

Maria & Jose’s CTA Chicago Loop Engagement Session

If there’s one thing I love, it’s clients who want unconventional locations for their portrait sessions, and Maria and Jose fit the bill.  They wanted something fun and romantic downtown, so to symbolize the new journey they’re making as they become husband and wife, I give you a CTA-themed engagement session. :-)

We of course made a few stops along the way (not everything was on or near a train!)

P.S. it was about 40 degrees out this day.  Maria is a TROOPER (and a lover of cute colorful dresses!)

[This engagement session was photographed for George Street Photo & Video.]

Stacey & Mike’s Millenium Park Chicago Engagement Session

Stacey & Mike are getting married next May in River North in Chicago, so it was very fitting for their engagement session to be very city-oriented as well.  What a beautiful day it was!  What Stacey & Mike lack in shortness, they certainly make up in cuteness and charm. :-)  (Seriously though, I was on my tip-toes all day.)

[This engagement session was photographed for George Street Photo & Video.]

Liz & Daniel’s Lincoln Park Engagement Nature-Extravaganza

Liz & Daniel are big-time nature-lovers and seemed a little unsure about having a Chicago engagement session – I, however, knew of the many wonders of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, and convinced them to make the trip down from Deerfield.  Here are some of my favorites from this very sweet (an very much in love!) couple: