February 19, 2018   |   engagement

Things have been quiet around here, as winter is my slow season for photography. There aren’t a lot of people who would opt to have photos taken–or to get married–during winter time in Chicago. But don’t worry, I did find two of them: Anne and David!

These two are getting married this summer (when the weather will, hopefully, be MUCH warmer) at the Morton Arboretum. However, they wanted to go off-script and take their engagement photos during the winter, which we all thought would be less-than-conventional in the best kind of way.

Anne and David met when, after moving from Germany, Anne decided to join a Chicago swim team for fun. David was on the swim team too, as fate would have it, and their coach decided to play match-maker. It worked!

Now, every weekend during the warmer months, the two of them swim Lake Michigan, starting here at the Ohio St. beach. So, of course, that’s where we decided to do their photos. Lucky for us, we got a fresh dusting of snow the night before. The landscape was dreamy–even if it was only 23 degrees!

Here are some sneak peeks from our time together:

Does it get any better than this view?

The near-frozen lake was so still and serene. It was really lovely!


I wasn’t so mean as to ask them to actually put on their fins in the frigid temps, but they wanted to use them in a few photos.

Along with their swim team mascots!

So happy that these two found each other–and that they found me! Can’t wait to shoot their wedding this summer.

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