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This unpredictable Chicago weather has made it a teeeeeeny bit difficult to plan and shoot these engagement sessions that were scheduled around this time of year because it’s supposed to be warm by now… but Lexi + Tim didn’t let the dreary Friday ruin our plans. We met on the Chicago River since they really […]

Engagements

March 31, 2014

Lexi + Tim’s Chicago River Engagement | Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

I met Marisa + Ryan last year from a referral from my girl, Brittany Bekas. I sat and chatted with them at a local Starbucks, and as I sipped on my latte I could tell how in love they were. Their proposal story alone shows how much time and effort Ryan put into proposing to […]

Weddings

March 31, 2014

Marisa + Ryan’s Spring Coral Wedding | Busse Woods Portrait Session

Jenny + Kevin met in PT school at St. Louis university. They started dating when they were abroad in Italy – which is where they’re going to return for their honeymoon. During the session, Jenny told me it was the perfect spot for them because their favorite thing is wine and Italian food. Which is probably […]

Engagements

March 26, 2014

Chicago River, Planetarium, and City Winery Engagement Photos | Jenny + Kevin

Flowers are beautiful. What girl doesn’t love them? But I’ll be the first to admit – I can’t tell a Peony from a Rhododendron from a Lily to a Calla Lily. And yes – I had to Google the names of flowers and make sure that I spelled them right because I’m clueless when it […]

Weddings

March 25, 2014

Wedding Inspiration Series | Bouquet Ideas.

Nandy, Kiran, and myself met at Olive Park a few weeks back on a chilly, and I mean CHIL-LY Saturday morning. The two have been dating for a few years and got engaged a little while ago. Kiran lives in Indiana and Nandy lives in Chicago and their wedding is going to be in New […]

Engagements

March 20, 2014

Nandy + Kiran’s Winter Chicago Engagement | Wrigley Building, Lincoln Park Zoo, & Molly’s Cupcakes

A tuxedo is a tuxedo, right? WRONG. I think it’s easy to assume that the groom’s wedding attire is pretty simple to figure out. Dress shoes, dress shirt, bow tie, and jacket, right? Okay, maybe the time spent choosing a tuxedo pales in comparison to the time future-brides spend deciding on their wedding dress, but […]

Weddings

March 18, 2014

Wedding Inspiration Series | Groom Tuxedo Ideas.

From Jill: One of the biggest things I learned at the United 2014 Conference in Santa Barbara was to use my gifts to serve others. So when Jesse, one of my clients, reached out to me about helping raise money for her early childhood education center – I knew this was an opportunity to really take what I […]

Personal

March 17, 2014

Guest Blog Post | Jesse Ilhardt, Co-founder of Viewing Our Children as Emerging Leaders

Some of the most common questions I get asked before a shoot are what do we wear? What should we bring? Can we change outfits? So, I wanted to write this blog as a sort of reference point I could direct my clients to when asking these very valid questions. When it comes to what […]

Engagements

March 12, 2014

what to wear to an engagement session (revised 2.6.15).

One of the biggest things I learned from second shooting for JordanQuinn Photography and Brittany Bekas Photography in September 2012, was that I appreciated the direction they gave me when sending me to shoot the guys’ portraits by myself. I knew what I would want to photograph for myself, but when you’re second shooting it’s […]

Engagements, Personal, Weddings

March 12, 2014

giving second shooters direction (revised 3.12.14).

I shoot dozens of weddings a year. I look at photos of brides for inspiration all the time. Yet, it never fails – the first time I walk into a room and see the bride in their wedding dress – with their beaming smiles and wide eyes of excitement – I get goosebumps. Somehow, each […]

Weddings

March 11, 2014

Wedding Inspiration Series | Wedding Dress Ideas.

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