December 27, 2011

Best of 2011: Chicago Engagement Photos

For most wedding photographers, there are two seasons: shooting season and booking season. Right now, we are right smack in the middle of booking season! Couples are getting engaged, and I’m getting lots of inquiries. It’s a fun time, but it also means that–because of the way I’ve structured my business–I don’t shoot very much during this time of year. So, instead, I have lots of time to think and reflect on the work I’ve done.

I can’t believe there is only a week left in 2011. It’s been a great year for my photography business, and I can easily say that, when I look back on the images I was lucky enough to capture this year, I’m happy. I’m happy that my style is constantly evolving, and that my photos look more and more like me. I’m happy that I’ve worked with AMAZING clients–clients that have scouted, planned, shopped, emailed, and helped plan beautiful shoots. I’m happy that I’ve taken some creative risks, happy that I tried things this year that I wouldn’t have tried before. And I’m happy that you’ve all come along for the ride.

So, I’ll end the year by looking back at some of the photos that really put a smile on my face (and photos that hopefully put a smile on the faces of my lovely clients). First up, here are some of my favorite engagement images from 2011!