Christina & Brad: Bridgeport Sculpture Garden Wedding Photos

Christina & Brad held their wedding at Bridgeport Art Center’s Sculpture Garden. I’ve been fortunate to shoot at Bridgeport’s Skyline Loft several times now, but I hadn’t shot at their outdoor space until now. I started the morning with Christina and her ladies while they got ready at Westin River North. Justin and Brad met us outside on the patio for a first look. From there we spent some time walking along the riverfront and found several great portrait locations. …

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Jaclyn & Tom: West Loop Engagement Photos

We started Jaclyn and Tom’s West Loop engagement session at Green Street Smoked Meats after a drink across the street at Haymarket Pub. Green Street has a really great patio area with hanging lights and a few cool loading dock doors. From there we wandered around the neighborhood a little bit and then jumped in the car for a quick drive to Kinzie Street. We stopped at Fulton River Park as the golden light was peaking. We finished up at …

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Kelli & Ryan: Lincoln Park Family Photos

If there’s anything I can say that I don’t love about photographing weddings, it’s that I only get to work with my clients once. As my couples families grow, I’m often asked if I shoot newborns or offer family sessions. I’ve mostly stuck to engagement sessions and weddings. But when Kelli and Ryan reached out to ask for some photos with their new (four-legged) family member, Leslie, I couldn’t resist. I’ve shot several engagement sessions with couples and their dog(s), …

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Greg & Ryan: Renaissance Chicago Hotel Wedding Photos

Greg and Ryan held their wedding at Renaissance Chicago Hotel in downtown Chicago. I’ve been fortunate to document more than 100 ceremonies with a wide variety of couples, but Greg & Ryan marked my first same-sex wedding. While I’m constantly inspired by couples celebrating their marriage and it’s always a privilege to be part of every couple’s wedding day, I was particularly honored when Greg & Ryan asked me to photograph their wedding. I spent the morning with Greg while …

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Shannon & David: Field of Dreams Wedding Photos

Shannon & David held just the second Field of Dreams wedding since the historic movie site officially started offering its venue this year. I have to say, after shooting in a few hundred different wedding venues I try not to get too excited about a specific venue. But when Shannon & David first contacted me about their Field of Dreams wedding, I couldn’t help but start imagining all the different photo possibilities. Justin and I drove to Iowa a day …

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Jennifer & Jeremy: Olive Park Engagement Photos

Jennifer and Jeremy’s Olive Park engagement session technically started at Navy Pier. We met at Harry Caray’s Tavern for a drink before we started shooting. I always love to catch up with my couples for a bit and it’s a great way to relax before we get going. We were able to pack a little bit of everything into the shoot. We started with a walk along Oak Street beach. From there we headed out to Olive Park which I …

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