December 26, 2012
A while back, Elyce + Dan met at a karaoke bar. Elyce went on stage, started singing Dan’s “go-to” karaoke song – and Dan couldn’t resist introducing himself to the pretty girl that stole his spotlight. And after hours of dancing, singing, and drinking – the rest is history. Fast-forward to December of 2012, and I met Elyce + Dan on one of the coldest days Chicago has seen this year (which for most Chicagoans, we know it hasn’t been too bad lately) but for these two who live in Houston, Texas – it was a bit of a weather change. But, that didn’t stop the happy couple from running around downtown Chicago with me photographing along the Chicago River, under the L tracks, and of course we had to stop by the iconic Chicago Theater – especially since Elyce + Dan are Chicago natives and wanted some photos to remind them of their home town while they’re based in Houston.
Despite the cold weather, I had so much fun during this winter e-session. I hadn’t had a photo shoot since my wedding season ended and I was chomping at the bit to play around with my camera again with real people and not Christmas trees, Christmas cards, and food, haha. Elyce + Dan, thank you so so much for being great sports about the cold weather, being open to shooting in any spot I put you in, but most of all for being your adorable selves the entire photo shoot. Once we got past those early photo shoot jitters, you two couldn’t have looked better in front of the camera… winter coats, hats, “Movember” mustaches and all 🙂
Here are a few of my favorite shots. I’m pretty obsessed with quite a few of them, but you can check out even more photos in the slideshow at the end of the gallery. I can’t wait to shoot your wedding in April!