Chicago Wedding Photographer

Chicago Downtown Engagement Session

{Katie & Colin}

When I’m with you time stands still

A 24 x 36 inch print of this NEEDS to go above their bed!! am I right?!?

A 24 x 36 inch print of this NEEDS to go above their bed!! am I right?!?


Katie and Colin wanted their engagement session to be held in the city that they currently live in, Chicago, and they did not have to ask me twice to come there. I’ll scoop up any opportunity to visit Chicago and shoot somewhere different!! And we had the best time!!!! Just before the shoot we met for coffee and a quick bite to eat. I like to get to know my couples and if possible sit down together even before their engagement session.

First, we started by the planetarium to get some skyline shots.

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They were very up front about not being photographed much and not used to being in front of a camera. Good thing that’s exactly what I expect!! During engagement sessions I give guided direction and it’s my job to set up the shot, combine that with some chemistry + natural moments = Magic!! (ps, they were naturals)  And here we were waiting for our Uber to go into the city but I couldn’t pass up this tree line (in the city) and the light <3 <3

They were very up front about not being photographed much and not used to being in front of a camera. Good thing that’s exactly what I expect!! During engagement sessions I give guided direction and it’s my job to set up the shot, combine that with some chemistry + natural moments = Magic!! (ps, they were naturals)

And here we were waiting for our Uber to go into the city but I couldn’t pass up this tree line (in the city) and the light <3 <3

Then we headed deeper downtown Chicago to the lower river area at State Street. This is the same area that Colin asked Katie to marry him. Off camera flash (held by Emily that was assisting that day) made it possible to get a few more dramatic shots and make it look like night time. You can’t shoot a backdrop of that city skyline at dusk and not get those lights!!

Those gorgeous colors on the river that evening were so good to us!!  These two are getting married this summer at  Fernwood Botanical Garden  in Niles, MI. I really can’t wait to have them in front of the camera again and we are so excited to be there to help them celebrate their wedding day.

Those gorgeous colors on the river that evening were so good to us!!

These two are getting married this summer at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles, MI. I really can’t wait to have them in front of the camera again and we are so excited to be there to help them celebrate their wedding day.

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here are a few examples of how Katie & Colin can let their photos live on…beyond the digital realm and be enjoyed everyday :) I love providing my clients with an experience beyond a typical photo session by helping them create personal and stunning wall art.


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