Archive for Photography | Engagements

Lynsay + Tom live in the South Loop and spent one of the few warm days we’ve had this spring (ugh) running around Museum Campus with Nicki. We love how natural and in-love these two look and can’t wait to celebrate their wedding with them in July! Enjoy these last couple months of the engagement!

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I spent an hour with Abby + Charlie walking around the river near the Kinzie Street bridge. These two are so cute together and these photos are some of my favorites ever. We’re super excited to capture their wedding day at the end of this year – it’s the first time I’ve ever been excited for December to come! Enjoy this time, you guys…. the wedding will be here before you know it!

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Kelsie + Matt spent an hour with me walking along some of the newer sections of the always growing Chicago Riverwalk. They’re getting married this November at Gallery 1028 and I can’t wait to celebrate with them and their families/friends! Here are some of my favorites of these two in this beautiful city we live in!

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Trent + Todd live in Lakeview – so we spent the afternoon photographing just that. We started at their condo, walked a few blocks around their neighborhood, and even grabbed a drink at the new Hotel Zachary. The space was super cute, and the bartender even gave us the round for free since it was their engagement session! These to are getting married later this year at I can’t wait to celebrate with them at Ravenswood Event Center!

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Kelly + Frank are getting married this year at The Dalcy – but first, Engagement Session. We made sure to include their pup, spent some time in the beautiful west loop alley of RM Champagne and Green Street Smoked Meats, and then ended the session along the Chicago Riverwalk during sunset. We were lucky enough to get some pretty, pretty snowflakes, too (we shot this in January). Their smiles, their love, and a fur baby mean I love this session. And even though the snow is pretty in pictures, I don’t miss it. Stay away snow, it’s spring 🙂 Can’t wait for the wedding, you two!

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Love these two for so many reasons. One, they’re just great humans and some of my all-time favorite folks. Two, they picked locations for their engagement session that were meaningful to them – their first official apartment together in Chicago, their first date spot, and the dog beach where they take their pup, Murph, often. We basically laughed the entire time while trying to dodge the rain (stupid, Chicago weather). I’m gonna stop talking now so you can enjoy their photos – but let it be known that I CANNOT wait for their wedding in September!

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I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again here. We LOVE when couples pick meaningful spots for their Engagement Session. Whether it’s your neighborhood, favorite bar, favorite restaurant, favorite shoe store – it doesn’t matter. Take us anywhere you frequent as a couple and we’ll tell your story. For this one, Sally + Connor took Nicki around Logan Square to capture some of their favorite hangouts. We love these because they tell the story of your relationship as it is NOW. Your love story might not look the same in 10, 15, 20 years… and that’s why we want to tell this one.

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Last October, Nicki hung out with Alyssa + Tucker in their home and neighborhood (our FAVORITE type of engagement session). She captured them in their element, where they spend their daily lives, just relaxing and having fun with each other. We love capturing these types of engagement sessions, because we like telling this story of your life, today. When you move onto your next home or new city or next stage of life – won’t it be fun to look back on these pictures and remember what your lives were like?!  We think so.

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JTP team photog, Nicki, spent the afternoon with Erin + Joe last fall, hopping around the 606 and capturing a little bit of their daily lives. We always love shooting around our couples’ neighborhoods. It tells the story of this moment in their lives – where they lived, where they spent their time, and where their love grew changed dating to engaged. This session is extra special to my heart because it’s so close to where we live in Logan/Bucktown, too! Erin + Joe’s wedding is just a little over TWO WEEKS away – and we can’t wait to celebrate with them!

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I photographed Patrice + Kevin’s Engagement session in September of 2018 at Cantigny Park. We’d never met in person, so it was a beautiful mixture of getting to know each other and capturing their relationship with my camera. We laughed and explored the park, even seeing some peacocks, but most of all – we got some super fun shots that show just how great they are as a couple. They weren’t afraid to let their guards down in front of my camera – and because of that – we have some gems! Can’t wait for the wedding!

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