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Summer Engagement Photos in Lincoln Park: Bridget & Patrick

I met with Bridget and Patrick at the location where they shared dinner the night they got engaged - Marge's Still. This little section of Old Town is a gem, with many buildings dating to the 1880s! After chatting over beers for a bit, we headed east toward the...

lit portrait of couple during Michigan winter engagement session in Glen Arbor Michigan with pine trees and sunset in background

Northern Michigan Winter Engagement Photos: Melissa & Dirk

I drove up to Northern Michigan (Glen Arbor, specifically) earlier this month to meet Melissa and Dirk. The little town of Glen Arbor is right on Lake Michigan's Sleeping Bear Bay near the sand dunes. I'm so glad we rescheduled because the weather was perfect, or at...

chicago riverwalk engagement photos couple laughs during Olive Park engagement photos with Chicago skyline in background

Chicago Riverwalk Engagement Photos: Christie & Garrett

I met up with Christie and Garrett in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood for their downtown Chicago engagement session. Our shoot began with a stop at Mariano Park, which is a place that they both enjoy. The park is a small triangle patch where Rush street meets State...

Johnna & Bryce: Lincoln Park Engagement Photos

Johnna and Bryce suggested Wilde Bar & Restaurant as the first stop for their Lincoln Park engagement session. After cocktails at Wilde, we headed to the pond near Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The trees had just started to come back to life, and things in the park...

couple poses for engagement photo along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach with Chicago skyline in the background

Chicago Skyline Engagement Photos: Catherine & Matt

I met Catherine and Matt and their dog, Rocky, in Lincoln Park for their fall engagement photos. With a destination wedding in Michigan it was important to capture some of Chicago's iconic skyline during their engagement session. We started with a simple stroll...

What to wear for engagement photos with couple sitting in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood

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...

Downtown Chicago Fall Engagement Session: Sarah & Haley

I met up with Haley and Sarah downtown at Cindy's Rooftop for a drink before starting their engagement session. I'd been waiting to get to Maggie Daley Park and with the fall leaves changing, this was the perfect time. We started with a walk through park and found...

Jillian & Jake: 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...

Rachel & Nish: Millennium Park 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...

Olive Park Engagement Session Photos

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...

Adler Planetarium Engagement Photos

Kara & Matt: Adler Planetarium Engagement Photos

I met Kara & Matt downtown at Miller's Pub before our downtown Chicago engagement session. Our first stop was Asado Coffee Shop at 22 E. Jackson, which was off my radar until Kara suggested it. It was a perfect way to kick off the evening. After an outfit change we...