May 31, 2009   |   wedding

Yesterday, I got to share in the ceremony of Nikki and Dan’s wedding. As I’ve said before, you just can’t find two nicer people. And, luckily for me, their friends and family were just as awesome as they are!

They got married at Promontory Point and then had their reception at an AMAZING new-ish venue: Victoria in the Park. Thanks to Nikki, we had a TON of time for photographs. As you can see, the time was well spent.

I hope they have a great honeymoon and here are some teasers for them to enjoy while they sit on the beach:

I love this shot of Nikki anxiously waiting for the ceremony to begin:

A couple ceremony shots:

They guys were C-R-A-Z-Y:

This was their first time at the “bean”:

Can I just say that I ADORE the colored shoe trend:

Nikki had a photo of her grandfather on her bouquet:

And… the couple:

Yes. I got to ride in this car. Don’t be jealous.

LOVE this one:

And a couple shots of the reception festivities:

I popped in a photo before I left for the night. Love these two!

Now leave me some comments, people! 🙂

May 25, 2009   |   engagement

Okay. I realize that saying this may curse me forever. But… this may just be my FAVORITE engagement shoot EVER. C’mon. Tell me you don’t agree.

The thing is, I’ve never met Meg and Justin. They live in Atlanta and are having a Chicago wedding in July. We booked over the phone. But they are the coolest clients ever. And they are SO into each other. I mean, really. They are the kind of couple that can’t stop laughing. In fact, they laughed to the point of tears several times during our shoot.

We shot at Garfield Conservatory–it is becoming a favorite location. The light was perfect (thanks to clouds), Meg’s hair played off of her bright blue shirt, they were completely comfortable and were up for anything and… did I mention they were WAY into each other?


I *love* this photo. Of course, I also love Converse. But Meg and Justin really dressed to fit THEIR style and the clothes say something about their personalities.

Why didn’t anyone tell me that there was a series of really artistic benches engraved with a Stevens poem?

May 25, 2009   |   children, family

Yesterday, I worked with another great family from Anshe Emet. I met up with Jaclyn and her family for her morning Bat Mitzvah service. There was a morning brunch that was followed in the evening by a party any teen would be envious of. There are SO many photos from this event. This is just a brief sample:

Jonah and Ethan, Jaclyn’s brothers, were troopers all day:

And her awesome parents:

A few details from the morning brunch…

Aren’t these the coolest guest cards?

Yes. That’s Jaclyn’s face on those M&Ms!

I love this shot of Jaclyn and her mom during the horah:

Onto the evening shindig…

Great family shot:

Boys will be… boys!

And girls, too!

Adults can have fun, though:

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