Category Archives: Engagement

I have known Chelsea and Derek for as long as I can remember. Chelsea and her siblings were just kids when we all went to the same church, and I remember the surreal recognition of time passing when I shot her senior photos years later. Derek’s older brother was one of my (many) junior high […]

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Alex and Andrea both grew up in the Chicagoland area and went to Northern Illinois University, but they wouldn’t meet until years later when their paths crossed at a bar in Wrigleyville. I love hearing these how-we-met stories from couples, because I get to meet and observe them at a time when they’ve already done […]

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I imagine that I spend more time third wheeling than most people – not only do I play this role often times with my own friends, but I also do so professionally, particularly when photographing engagement sessions. And lemme tell ya – if there’s a couple that most people would objectively have a great time […]

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Anthony’s sister, Sami, joined us on the day of Anthony and Elizabeth’s engagement session – she helped entertain Piper, Anthony and Elizabeth’s dog, whenever I was photographing just the two of them. As we were in the middle of their session, Sami joked that she still didn’t know how she was going to come up […]

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Engagement sessions really are the best – they’re an opportunity for me to get to know the couple, and for all of us to just get comfortable with one another. One of the things people often say about choosing your wedding photographer is to make sure it’s someone you feel comfortable with, and this is […]

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