Any Star Wars fans here? I’ll admit I’m one! I can’t count the number of times I’ve been Princess Leia or Padme for Halloween :P If you’ve seen the movies, doesn’t the image above totally remind you of a scene from Naboo?! The columns, the ivy, the arched windows — it’s like we’re on set!
One of my favorite things about Chicago is that every corner can transport you to a totally different country, era, or even galaxy (lol okay I’m done geeking out now). That’s why I was so excited when Anna wanted to meet me in downtown Chitown for her senior session! We spent an evening running around the windy city, finding the best backgrounds, and chasing the sun. It was so much fun! I also loved getting to know Anna during her shoot. She is as sweet as can be and has the best style. Wait until you see the hat she brought; I’m obsessed with it! More Chicago shoots pleaseeeee!Read More
A few weeks ago, a guy named Jon contacted me about a something special that he was planning... a proposal to his girlfriend, Abigail! He wanted to get down on one knee right before sunset on Hook Pier with the beautiful Chicago skyline in the background. Talk about romantic! The evening had finally arrived and every detail was in place. As the sun started to dip behind the skyscrapers, Jon and Abigail strolled along the beach. They approached the pier and stopped by a single red rose, which Abigail had also received on their very first date together...Read More
Her shiny diamond ring shimmers as her hand clutches the cold beer glass. It's a warm summer Saturday night, but downtown is surprisingly serene. He leans over and lands a kiss on her cheek. A local musician strums his guitar and sings a tune in the corner of the patio. What a perfect evening.
This was the scene for the start of Emily & Tyler's downtown date night engagement session.
From the early hours of getting ready in the morning, to dancing into the late hours of the night, every moment of Megan & Michael's wedding day was filled to the brim with emotion and excitement. Many deep laughs were had and many tender tears were shed. After getting to know them over the past year, I've seen what a perfect match Megan & Michael are. They are both warm-hearted, fun-loving, and completely devoted to their families and each other. Watching them celebrate with their loved ones showed how widely cherished and beloved they are.Read More
I'm so excited to be sharing Kiersten & Roger's engagement session today! These two have the cutest love story. They have been best friends since middle school and have been dating for the past 7 years. This past Christmas, Kiersten and her family were opening presents, when Roger surprised her with a small, square box. Kiersten opened it up to find a beautiful diamond ring! He proposed, she said yes, and now they get to spend forever together!Read More
Fun Fact: all locations that we shot at were within a 5 minute walking radius of my apartment! Ever since falling in love with photography in junior high, I've always loved challenging myself to make use of whatever locations were around me. When you find a fountain, a vine covered church, a wooden wall, and a skyline view all in one spot, it's so easy for a two hour shoot to fly by, which is exactly what happened during Kylie's shoot!Read More
Meet Emma! She's a senior at Central Catholic High School and was a player for her school's soccer team (who made it to semi-state by the way -- so awesome!) For her senior session, we had a gorgeous fall day with the most amazing light at sundown. Occasionally, there was a gust of wind, but Emma has STUNNING long hair that blew with the breeze and just totally worked for the shot! Basically she's Pocahontas :)Read More
It's been FOREVER since I've blogged a senior session and I'm so excited that my first one back is with one of my friends, Kristin! This girl was a freshman when she joined the dance team (back when I was a senior!) and I just can't wrap my head around the fact that she's a senior now! Where has the time gone? Kristin is one of the sweetest girls I've ever met... SERIOUSLY! Not only is she drop dead gorgeous and has an infectious smile, but she also has the kindest heart. Here's a sneak peek into her senior session!Read More