Category Archives: Engagement

jess + joe | verona, il engagement.

I first “met” Jessica and Joe when Joe was in the wedding party of a wedding I shot earlier this year; I use quotations around the word because while I don’t always formally meet the wedding party members, I do spend time observing and capturing them that day, and more time staring at their faces…

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ellie + tate | ringwood, il engagement.

Ellie started her first semester as a freshman at Bradley University in the fall of 2012, and she ended up meeting Tate at a party that first weekend out as a college student. As she told me this story, I thought back to what I was like as a baby-faced college freshman: a little meek…

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katelyn & owen | illinois farm engagement.

When I pulled into the driveway of the location my gps had led me to for Kate and Owen’s engagement session, I was first greeted by a flock of chickens. They roamed near my car while I pulled the camera gear from my backseat; as I put the first lens on one of my camera bodies,…

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juliana & will | downtown chicago/museum campus engagement.

Juliana and Will met while they were both nursing students at Methodist College in Peoria, which also happens to be one of the colleges wherein I used to teach English. Once we started chatting during their engagement session, we soon realized I had been roaming the (albeit limited) halls of MC during the same years…

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ally & mike | quad cities engagement.

When I asked Ally and Mike how they first met, they explained that they had worked at the same school. “I actually didn’t like him at first.” Ally laughed as she said this, but also maintained an air of matter-of-factness within the statement. And I love this not only because of the way they met,…

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