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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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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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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Emily & Kieran: Adler Planetarium Wedding Photos

As a Chicago wedding photographer, I’m used to shooting around Adler Planetarium. It’s easily one of the most requested Chicago wedding photo locations, in big part because it offers the most complete skyline view in the city. So even though I’ve shot a lot of Adler Planetarium wedding photos, it wasn’t until Emily & Kieran’s wedding day that I actually got to shoot inside. As excited as I was to photograph in the beautiful venue, I was even happier to …

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Bridgeport Art Center Wedding Photos: Susan & Blake

Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft is one of my favorite wedding venues in the city. I love the exposed brick and timber loft style, and that’s also why Susan & Blake picked it. I started the morning with Susan while she got ready at her condo with her bridesmaids and mother. Justin started the morning with Blake and the guys at Westin River North. After everyone was finished getting ready and Susan was in her dress, Blake came upstairs to …

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Ashley & Jason: Maggiano’s Chicago Wedding Photos

Ashley & Jason were married at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, the city’s second oldest Catholic church. I had a blast hanging out with Ashley and her friends and family while they got ready at theWit Hotel. I always love hotels for morning preparations, but I think there’s something extra special about the light at theWit. Thomas Pham helped me out by covering Jason while he got ready. After the ceremony, we traveled to Adler Planetarium for portraits with the …

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