When I was setting up my first meeting with Mark and Diane, Mark wrote me that I’d know them because, “I’m 6’4” with glasses, and Diane is the beautiful blonde who has made me such a happy man.”
From that second on, I knew they’d be an excellent couple to work with. These two are just so in love. It was such a blast to shoot their engagement session this past weekend–my first of the season, no less–because all they did was cuddle and giggle and smile. Couples like Mark and Diane make my job easy.
Even though it is still a bit chilly in Chicago, we decided to take advantage of the sun–something that we haven’t seen too much around here lately. We started the session at their favorite neighborhood breakfast joint, and then we headed down to Lincoln Park for some great city views.
I can’t wait to shoot Mark and Diane’s wedding in just a couple of months. If these engagement photos are any indication, it’ll be hard to get them NOT to smile.
LOVE this one!
This was the last series we shot, and they are some of my favorites!
Hannah and Andrew are getting married in another state, but they wanted their engagement photos to represent the city where they live, work, and love: Chicago!
Despite the cold Chicago winter, we decided we’d get together for a shoot. This past weekend, we were lucky enough to catch a spot of sun. So, with our coats and our tissues, we braved downtown for an hour of shooting. (Who am I kidding? I had the parka, and they were trying to look cute while coat-less.)
Either way, we managed to fake warmth long enough to get some great shots!
Since Andrew works right next to the Board of Trade, we started our shoot there.
Then, we headed to Lasalle bridge.
LOVE this shot.
We found some killer light near the end of the shoot.
And I made sure to encourage lots of silliness (you know, to distract them from the freezing temps)!
This past weekend, I was able to briefly escape the cold for an absolutely balmy engagement session at Garfield Park Conservatory. Janet and Eric chose this location for their shoot, and it really is the perfect spot for a Chicago engagement session during the winter months.
We had a great time wandering around the conservatory, and were happy to be able to shoot without down parkas.
Also, it was Janet’s birthday! I hope these photos are a great birthday present and a wonderful way to remember such a happy time in Janet and Eric’s lives. Here are some sneak peeks.