Category Archives: Engagement

kaely + joe | petersen farm engagement.

Oh, Kaely and Joe. These two, man. These two hug you and talk to you like a friend and tell you to hop in the backseat of their truck, even when they first meet you. They originally met at a wedding a few years ago – and in a meet cute that feels perfectly Kaely-and-Joe…

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karie + ryan | downtown chicago + lincoln park engagement.

Karie and Ryan’s engagement session got rescheduled twice before we finally had the chance to make it happen, but rain and sickness held us up the prior times, so I can easily say that the third time was most definitely the proverbial charm. These two originally met in the city after moving to the area…

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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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