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Johnna & Bryce: Lincoln Park Engagement Photos

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...

Chicago Riverwalk Engagement Photos: Christie & Garrett

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...

Jillian & Jake: Chicago Theatre Engagement Photos

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...

Jennifer & Jeremy: Olive Park Engagement 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...

Jaclyn & Tom: West Loop Engagement Photos

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...

Rachel & Nish: Millennium Park Engagement Photos

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...

Kara & Matt: 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...

Kelli & Ryan: Dryhop Brewery Winter Engagement Session

Kelli & Ryan: Dryhop Brewery Winter Engagement Session

I spent an afternoon with Kelli & Ryan for my second winter engagement session this year in Chicago. We met at Dry Hop, their favorite neighborhood brewpub for beers and got some pictures inside. Thanks to the Dry Hop staff for being so accommodating while we table...