May 29, 2015

Christy & Matt :: Chicago Engagement Photos


When Christy and Matt told me that they “weren’t photo people,” I got a little worried. I basically had to talk them into doing an engagement session–something that was critical for me because I hadn’t met them, yet. They booked me to photograph their wedding over the phone (something that’s pretty unusual for me).

When we were waffling over whether or not to do the engagement session, I let them know how important it was that I know who they are–as people and as a couple–before I shoot their wedding day.

So, when I met them for their e-session yesterday evening, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Then, I walked into the shop where we were meeting, saw Christy holding a bottle of champagne, gave her a huge hug, and knew we’d be just fine!

I am SO glad that these two ended up doing an engagement session. Not because they needed the practice (clearly, they don’t), but because they are so effortlessly sweet and loving in front of the camera, and now I know the wedding day is going to be a blast!

They live close to Belmont Harbor, and that’s where we decided to do their shoot. I haven’t shot at Belmont Harbor before, but now I’m pretty much in love with the place.

Here are the sneak peeks from our shoot!



We managed to talk our way onto the pier. SO worth it!


Then, we headed over to the nearby park for a little picnic (and champagne)!


These two are ALWAYS laughing–love it!


But you can’t leave them unattended for a second…


Matt loves to kiss Christy on the nose. Does it get any sweeter than this?