Category Archives: Engagements

Photojournalism for Photographers: This Is What Love Looks Like: Eileen and Jonathan

My greatest love and responsibility as a photojournalist is telling someone’s story with photographs.   It’s a terrific relationship when a couple in love trusts you into their life with a camera.  When Eileen and Jonathan asked me to document their wedding, only one month away, I fell in love with them, their courage and their love…

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  • krissyJuly 25, 2016 - 2:37 pm

    Wow. Stellar. These two are perfect and your photographs speaks 1000 words.ReplyCancel

  • KimJuly 25, 2016 - 3:52 pm

    Eileen, I am at a loss for words how truly moved I am…..I am in awe of your strength, beauty, and bravery. Jonathan’s words are so beautifully put. The photos really capture the love Btwn you both. I am beyond proud of you….Xoxo love you !!ReplyCancel

  • InnaJuly 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    Love you guys so much! Eileen, you are beautiful! Jonathan, your words made me cry. Together you will conquer anything and have a beautiful life together. Xoxo!ReplyCancel

Chicago Engagement Photographer: Gloria & Andrew

Gloria and Andrew have such a fantastic story– they went to the same college, lived on the same floor, then shared the same street… and never met.  I am such a sucker for romantic stories like theirs! We had a great time chasing a beautiful sunset during their engagement session in downtown Chicago.  They’re so…

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Chicago Art Institute Engagement Photography: Minda & Garrett

When my clients wanted to dress up like Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and asked me to document their Chicago engagement photographs inside the Art Institute, well, I couldn’t be happier or more thankful to have such fun, creative clients. It was stealth shooting inside the museum, which was certainly made easier by…

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  • Van TabbertNovember 2, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    What an awesome idea! Congrats to this couple!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa ANovember 2, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    These are lovely. I love how they don’t all look the same. Great portraits!ReplyCancel

Chicago Hyde Park Engagement Photography: Kerry and Evan

I’ve known since childhood about the importance of belly laughs. When I photographed Kerry and Evan’s engagement photographs, I realized I had found a houseful of folks that love to laugh, including their dogs, but don’t dogs always look like they’re laughing? I love documenting couples instead of strictly posing them in their engagement photographs, so when Kerry…

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  • BrittneyOctober 26, 2015 - 1:32 pm

    This looks like such a fun family, and the piddle totally made me LOL.ReplyCancel

  • […] Kerry and Evan‘s Nico Osteria wedding photography explained one fantastic thing they have in common.  These two are in love, and they also love to laugh… something I am a big fan of, so I fell in love with them immediately.  Kerry also asked me to photograph her wedding day yoga class for her bridesmaids, which I also loved!  Their beautiful wedding had some very unique touches that said a lot about them as a couple in love. […]ReplyCancel

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography: Archana & Sean

When I think of Archana and Sean, I think of the words patient and kind.  Oh, and wickedly hilarious, which makes them even more enjoyable to be around. They live right downtown Chicago, so we photographed their engagement session in Millennium Park and outside the historic Chicago Theatre on State Street.  We also ducked inside an art installation by French artist Jean–Luc…

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  • JessiOctober 22, 2015 - 3:17 pm

    Love these! What awesome variety.ReplyCancel

  • Van TabbertOctober 22, 2015 - 6:17 pm

    I love Downtown Chicago! Every time I visit the area, I have to make a stop there. Great images!ReplyCancel

  • JiyeonOctober 22, 2015 - 6:33 pm

    MY GOODNESS, my husband and I are on our way to Chi town so you can take pictures of us! 😉 (we wish!) These are absolutely Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • AlexOctober 22, 2015 - 7:33 pm

    Beautiful shots! Love that evening light!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa in OntarioOctober 22, 2015 - 7:36 pm

    Beautiful engagement session!ReplyCancel