May 19, 2014   |   engagement

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As a photographer, I get to work with a lot of wonderful people. But when I met Erin and Brian, I IMMEDIATELY began crossing my fingers, saying my prayers, and wishing on stars, hoping that they would choose me as the photographer for their wedding.

These two are magnetic. They are silly, and fun-loving, and they don’t take life too seriously. Being around them is a BLAST, and I’m so, so happy that I get to shoot their upcoming wedding.

Yesterday, we met downtown for their engagement session. We started at Watershed, a bar where they had their first date, and we wandered (like, a lot) to find other photo-worthy spots around the city. Erin, especially, was SUCH a trooper. We must have walked half of the city, and she never complained about our wandering aimlessly–IN HEELS.

There may have even been a point at which, after I asked her to stand in a particularly gritty alley spot, Erin said, with a huge smile on her face, “Just make sure I don’t step in the poop.” Yeah–that happened. (Sorry, Erin!)

The point is, of course, that this is the easiest and most joyful couple in the world, and I love them oh-so-much!

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We found this window, full of jazz-specific images, and Brian asked if we could shoot a couple photos there. He played jazz for a long time. Love happy accidents like this!

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Erin and Brian are so affectionate and lovey-dovey. They made my job easy!

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The Chicago bridges are always great spots for engagement photos during the warmer months. These were taken on the State St. bridge.

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Hello!!! How gorgeous is Erin?!

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Then, when I’d all but given up hope, we found the perfect alley nook to get some of those “urban” and “gritty” photos these two wanted so much. Worth the wait, don’t you think?

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