When it's freezing outside, you do your engagement photos at the Garfield Observatory in Chicago, IL. I am OBSESSED with this place — especially the desert greenhouse. There are several different themed rooms you can wander around and it was a perfect place to thaw out and get some cute photos for David and Karen's save the dates! Can't wait for their wedding in the fall at D.C. Winery.Read More
Well, we are super excited for Kurt and Eli's wedding after this engagement session. They are so fun and just up for whatever. We started the day with a picnic, then ran down some hills in 90 degree weather, climbed through giant fields of flowers, got eaten alive by mosquitos, set up a faux campsite (with an actual tent they used to road trip around to national parks), and then they sang songs while Kurt played the ukulele. And then we all went and had ice cream. Sign. Me. Up.
Oh wait, they already did. Can't wait for next July!! :)Read More
This was a beautiful vow renewal between two of my friends, Chad and Melissa, in an orange grove in Escondido, California. You will notice as you scroll through, that they have three of the cutest children imaginable. And I know what you're thinking - that would make for some awesome family photos. And you're right. Unfortunately, the oldest came down with the flu in the middle of the ceremony, the middlest was quite preoccupied by donuts, and the littlest is still a baby so, ya know. All of that to say that we didn't get a family picture afterwards, but you can check out Chad and Melissa's couple's session here.Read More
Ohhhhhhh San Diego. Ohhhhh these two. I could tell a really, really long saga right now but I'll try to keep it short. Round about 2005, I met Chad through mutual friends. Since then, we were sort of joined at the hip for many tumultuous years of our twenties. I'll spare you the pictures because I like to keep this blog classy. Actually, Chad was the first person I ever "took pictures of" - back when all I had was a bulky, 1970s polaroid camera. Some years later, he met the love of his life, Melissa, out in California and now that's where he lives with their three beautiful children. My husband and I miss them terribly!Read More
What a perfect fall night for this beautiful engagement session. We met Justin and Whitney at his grandma's farm - we really love when our couples pick a location that has personal meaning for them. Collective "awe."
That's pretty much as far as we take the sentimental stuff, and basically just mess around for the rest of the photo shoot.Read More