Buckingham Fountain Engagement Photos: Carna & Don

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I’ve shot engagement sessions at night all over Chicago but somehow I hadn’t shot Buckingham Fountain engagement photos with the fountain lights on until now. Originally, we planned to start Carna & Don’s engagement session on the South side at Osaka Garden, but the weather had other ideas. We were walking out to the garden when the rain clouds rolled in. I was thankful for the shelter we found on the steps at The Museum of Science and Industry. We …

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Skyline Loft Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center: David & Emmet

Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft Wedding Photos

I shoot a lot of Bridgeport Art Center weddings and Skyline Loft wedding photos. With two separate spaces (The Sculpture Garden and the Skyline Loft) it’s one of the most popular venues in the city. I love how the Skyline Loft space can change with the light throughout the day. David & Emmet started their wedding day getting ready at Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile with their best women, Adele and Mairead. With the two of them getting ready together, Justin …

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Loft on Lake Wedding Photos: Johnna + Bryce

I love photographing weddings in loft spaces. What can I say, I’m a sucker for exposed brick! Johnna and Bryce’s Loft on Lake wedding photos are some of my favorites! I started the morning with Johnna and her ladies at the W Chicago – City Center hotel for hair and makeup. Bryce and his groomsmen got ready at the same hotel and Justin documented the guys. After everyone was ready Johnna met Bryce around the corner on La Salle Street …

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Rachel & Nish: Millennium Park Engagement Photos

Adler Planetarium Night Engagement Photos

It’s been a while since I shot Millennium Park engagement photos, so I was excited when Rachel and Nish suggested that as our first location. We met up at Miller’s Pub for beers before we started shooting. I always like to start off with drinks, but especially when I’m meeting a couple for the first time as Rachel and Nish were in from Milwaukee. We started at Millennium Park’s Cloudgate sculpture (aka The Bean) before moving through the park into …

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Sam & Bill: Ivanhoe Country Club Wedding Photos

Ivanhoe Country Club Wedding Photos

Sam & Bill were married at Ivanhoe Country Club in Mundelein, Illinois. My morning started with Sam and her bridesmaids all getting their hair and makeup done upstairs at the club. We had great window light and all the ladies were having so much fun. A perfect combination for my style of photography. A special thanks to bridesmaid Bridget for holding my light on some dress shots and the rest of the crew for helping to rearrange the furniture..a few …

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Jillian & Jake: Chicago Theatre Engagement Photos

Chicago Theatre Engagement Photos

I was so excited when Jillian and Jake contacted me about their wedding. Jillian’s sister Celina, (and her husband Eddie) were one of my all-time favorite couples to work with and they continue to send me more awesome couples. I met Jillian & Jake for lunch and beers at their South Loop home before we started shooting. Our first stop was the Chicago Riverwalk. It’s a go-to spot for weddings, but I always enjoy trying to find a way to …

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