Chicago Engagement Photography Portfolio

I really like shooting engagement sessions in Chicago - it gives me a great opportunity to get to know my clients and build awesome relationships. My instinct is to always explore new places with my couples. Perhaps their favorite neighborhood in Chicago, or a great coffee spot with an alley way detour. These are just some of the engagement sessions I've shot and if you click each photo, you'll be able to see each couple's unique Chicago engagement story and photos.

Megan + Bob // Chicago River North Engagement Session at Shaws Crab House

Megan + Bob // Chicago River North Engagement Session at Shaws Crab House

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Meg and Bob love Shaw's Crab House. So much so, that we did a good part of their engagement session inside the epic sea food restaurant. It was epic to have the place all to ourselves! If you haven't eaten there you're missing out!! Megan was a racecar ...

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Stephanie + Rhett // Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Stephanie + Rhett // Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

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I'm pretty pumped to shoot Stephanie and Rhett's wedding later this year! #woot (do hashtags even work here?) Stephanie is a reporter for DNAChicago, check out one of her articles here. She's a much better writer than I am, so onto the photos! ...

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Chicago Engagement Session // Chelsea + Nick

Chicago Engagement Session // Chelsea + Nick

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Chelsea and Nick wanted some great Chicago engagement photos so we decided to tour Lincoln Park and North Avenue Beach at sunset. The grass, the trees, families visiting the zoo, kids laughing, lots of wildlife - those are just some of the sights and sounds that Lincoln Park has to ...

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Jen + Bob // Garfield Park Conservatory Engagement Photos

Jen + Bob // Garfield Park Conservatory Engagement Photos

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The great thing about the Garfield Park Conservatory is that it's easy to get to in Chicago. Lots of fun places to walk around and explore. As I got to know Jen and Bob I realized just how down to earth they really are. It was pretty hard to keep ...

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River North Chicago Engagement Session // Laura + Justin

River North Chicago Engagement Session // Laura + Justin

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Engagement sessions have become increasingly popular in Chicago over the last few years. I never did one for my wedding and I wish I had. It's an awesome chance to get to know your photographer and build some confidence in front of the camera. Because, unless you're a professional model, ...

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Joanna + Jamie // Engagement session in West Lakeview and Lincoln Park

Joanna + Jamie // Engagement session in West Lakeview and Lincoln Park

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Geraldine + Jose // Proposing in Chicago

Geraldine + Jose // Proposing in Chicago

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Jose hired me a few weeks ago to help photograph and plan his proposal to his amazing girlfriend, while he was visiting Chicago from Peru. We talked about a few possible locations and settled on North Avenue Beach. Geraldine loves photography, fall and Chicago so North Avenue Beach was the ...

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Chicago Engagement Session // Carmen + JC

Chicago Engagement Session // Carmen + JC

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Kelly + Dave // Chicago Engagement Session

Kelly + Dave // Chicago Engagement Session

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Sunrise in Chicago is pretty incredible. So are Kelly and Dave! Can't wait to capture their wedding next year!

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Jenna + Ben // Chicago Sunrise Engagement Session

Jenna + Ben // Chicago Sunrise Engagement Session

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Jenna and Ben decided on a Chicago sunrise engagement session - and those are pretty epic. They were incredibly fun to hang out with and great to talk to. I use the engagement sessions to get to know my couples a bit better and let them get to know me. ...

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Krista + Russel // Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Krista + Russel // Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

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I like engagement sessions alot, especially downtown Chicago engagement sessions. The reason I like them is because for two hours I get to hang out with some pretty cool people. This was definitely the case with Krista and Russel. They were very fun to talk to and we joked around ...

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Liz + Patrick // Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos

Liz + Patrick // Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos

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Liz and Patrick wanted some pretty awesome photos for their downtown engagement session. We decided to visit the beach at sunrise - a time when some incredibly creative photos can be created. After the beach we headed to Chicago's financial district and riverwalk. There, we just walked around and talked ...

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Kim + Angie // Lincoln Park Engagement Session

Kim + Angie // Lincoln Park Engagement Session

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Christine + Shane // Chicago Engagement Photos

Christine + Shane // Chicago Engagement Photos

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Graffiti and sunrise - that's how you do a sunrise engagement session in Chicago.

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Tawni + Ryan // Chicago Sunset Engagement Session

Tawni + Ryan // Chicago Sunset Engagement Session

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Sunsets in Chicago are pretty epic! Here's Tawni's and Ryan's engagement session - we talked about sandwiches, alot. Taw

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Lindsey + Jack // Morton Arboretum Engagement Photo Session

Lindsey + Jack // Morton Arboretum Engagement Photo Session

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Jack has a band called Stellar Road, and it is awesome - check them out here Lindsey likes to climb trees. Together, they are awesome!

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Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos // Rachael + George

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos // Rachael + George

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Rachael and George are moving to Chicago soon and wanted some cool photos around town for their engagement session. They have an epic view from their rooftop - yeah it's awesome! cheers!

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Engagement Photo Session Downtown Chicago // Kristina + Dave

Engagement Photo Session Downtown Chicago // Kristina + Dave

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We decided to explore North Avenue Beach and the riverwalk because Kristina and Dave wanted some epic Chicago engagement photos. We chatted about their upcoming wedding, we hung out and we snapped some moments. Here's some of my favs, enjoy!

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Jackie + Raj // Sunrise Engagement Photos in Chicago

Jackie + Raj // Sunrise Engagement Photos in Chicago

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We captured some pretty awesome Chicago engagement photos with Raj and Jackie. Then I found out Raj gave Jackie a ring pop when he proposed - and I think that's pretty epic!

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Natalie + Alan // Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Natalie + Alan // Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

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I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with Natalie and Alan for a few hours. One of the reasons I love engagement sessions is because it lets me get to know the couple and vice versa. Natalie + Alan have an amazing sense of style, both are very funny, ...

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Chrissy + Paul // Chicago Riverwalk Engagement Session

Chrissy + Paul // Chicago Riverwalk Engagement Session

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Chrissy + Paul's engagement session was pretty amazing. They wanted their engagement photos in Chicago because it's pretty special to them in more ways than one. I could see right away how personable both of them were, easy to talk to and fun to be around. Most importantly, they have ...

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Stephanie + Zack // Lincoln Park Lily Pond Engagement Photos in Chicago

Stephanie + Zack // Lincoln Park Lily Pond Engagement Photos in Chicago

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One of the main reasons I do engagement photos is to get to know my wedding couples as best I can before the wedding. Hanging out with Stephanie and Zack was totally rad - our time together showed me how fun, dynamic and down to earth they are. But most ...

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Engagement Photo Session Downtown Chicago // Erin + Pritesh

Engagement Photo Session Downtown Chicago // Erin + Pritesh

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Who doesn't like fancy dresses and ice cream?

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Megan + John // Chicago Vintage and Creative Engagement Photographer

Megan + John // Chicago Vintage and Creative Engagement Photographer

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I'm always up for taking engagement photos in locations that I haven't been to before. I never expected the Bedford to be so epic. The place used to be a bank and part of the bar is inside the main vault - sooooooo cool, as you can see!! Megan and ...

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Creative Chicago Engagement Photographer // Laurel + Nick

Creative Chicago Engagement Photographer // Laurel + Nick

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Laurel and Nick are just awesome to hang out with. Total goofballs from start to finish. We took some Chicago engagement photos by starting at north avenue beach and headed to grant park. We also chatted about their upcoming wedding! I also told them how much I love Panera's green ...

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Sunset Session in Chicago // Aisha + Jawaad

Sunset Session in Chicago // Aisha + Jawaad

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Aisha and Jawaad wanted something really unique when visiting Chicago. So we did a sunset session, visiting some really cool spots around Chicago that you wouldn't normally visit in the evening. Aisha is a photographer from Houston, be sure to check out her work here! Jawaad has an awesome sense ...

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Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos // Amber + Jacob

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos // Amber + Jacob

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My favorite kind of engagement sessions are the ones where my couple looks at our time together as a chance to experiment and be creative. That's exactly what happened with Amber and Jacob's Chicago engagement session - we just walked around and explored some unique areas that I've never been ...

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Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography // Jean + Viet

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photography // Jean + Viet

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There are few things I love more than doughnuts and coffee. This also goes for Jean and Viet - they LOVE doughnuts. They took me to Firecakes as part of their engagement session, yum! After we stuffed our faces we explored the area around Chicago! Hope you enjoy the photos ...

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Chicago Sunrise Engagement Session // Heather + Sang

Chicago Sunrise Engagement Session // Heather + Sang

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There's nothing better than a Chicago sunrise over lake Michigan - not even Chipotle...well maybe Chipotle. As far as sunrises go, this one was pretty epic - Heather and Sang were totally fun to hang out with and explore Chicago, oh and we took some pictures - check them out! ...

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Lauren + Ryan // Engagement Session in Chicago

Lauren + Ryan // Engagement Session in Chicago

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Lauren and Ryan wanted some epic engagement photos in Chicago so we woke up before the sun was up and headed to some great spots around the city. They had some unique locations in mind, places I've never been - and I love that! Enjoy the photos! ...

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Chicago Engagement Photo Session in Lincoln Park // Katie + Pat

Chicago Engagement Photo Session in Lincoln Park // Katie + Pat

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Katie and Pat wanted some awesome Chicago engagement photos so we explored the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago. They have really great chemistry and a connection alot of people would be jealous of - instantly making each other laugh and creating real moments. After walking around, we ended ...

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River North Engagement Session in Chicago // Heather + Mick

River North Engagement Session in Chicago // Heather + Mick

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I love google, so does Heather - that's how she found me! woot! She also works for a massive law firm - no joke, like thousands of people. When she told me she worked for a law firm I pictured something out of 'My Cousin Vinny'. I couldn't have been ...

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Nostalgic Engagement Session // Kim + Nick

Nostalgic Engagement Session // Kim + Nick

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Nick and Kim are as great as it gets. We showed up and just had fun, no pressure. We talked, laughed walked around and took some epic photos. Their love of movies brought us to do their engagement session at a drive in out in McHenry - which is a ...

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Rachael + Tony // Unique Chicago Engagement Photos

Rachael + Tony // Unique Chicago Engagement Photos

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Rachael and Tony have an incredible relationship. They are truly best friends and make each other laugh all the time. It was pretty awesome for me to see such a strong connection unfold in front of the camera. They were visiting from Texas so they hired me to do their ...

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Colleen + Chris // Creative Couples Photography

Colleen + Chris // Creative Couples Photography

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I was super stoked when Colleen and Chris contacted me to do a couple's session in Chicago. Life changes after you have a baby. Colleen and Chris wanted to capture their connection around Chicago before their baby was due and this is how we did it. I knew them from ...

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Downtown Chicago Engagement Photo Session // Erin + Tim

Downtown Chicago Engagement Photo Session // Erin + Tim

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Erin and Tim wanted some amazing Chicago engagement photos so naturally sunrise was the way to go. We met up at North Avenue Beach before 6 am and I'm sure you'll agree the photos turned out stunning! They had amazing chemistry in front of the camera. After the ...

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Chicago Engagement Photography // Megan + Andy

Chicago Engagement Photography // Megan + Andy

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It's easy to be in front of a camera when you're having fun. At least that's how I approach my Chicago engagement sessions. 99% of my couples have never been professionally photographed before so I always assume they have some angst about the process. It's super important to me that ...

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Chicago Lincoln Park Engagement Photos // Riz + Nadia

Chicago Lincoln Park Engagement Photos // Riz + Nadia

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I can't begin to describe how cold it was on the morning we did Riz + Nadia's engagement photos in Chicago. It felt like minus one million degrees, plus it was insanely windy. We spent about 30 minutes on the lake and headed inland to seek some shelter from the ...

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Chicago Wicker Park Engagement Photos // Geoff + Michelle

Chicago Wicker Park Engagement Photos // Geoff + Michelle

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Geoff + Michelle wanted some epic Chicago engagement photos so we started off on North Avenue Beach. After a few snaps we quickly headed to Wicker Park. I love the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago. There are some great coffee shops and plenty of artistic elements. It was pretty early ...

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Chicago Wedding and Engagement Photographer // Genet + Samuel

Chicago Wedding and Engagement Photographer // Genet + Samuel

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There's just something incredible about Lincoln Park in the winter. This is where we started Genet + Samuel's engagement photos. It's an incredibly diverse and fun neighborhood with lots of little nooks and crannies. After a short walk through Lincoln Park Zoo we headed to North Avenue ...

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Winter Engagement Photos in Waterfall Glen // Gintare + AJ

Winter Engagement Photos in Waterfall Glen // Gintare + AJ

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Gintare + AJ's engagement session was insanely fun. We walked around Waterfall Glen in knee high snow for about two hours. Luckily it was about 40 degrees, making the snow ideal for a snowball fight. And yes, they really did smash giant snow blocks over each other's ...

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Chicago Engagement Photographer // Christy + Joe

Chicago Engagement Photographer // Christy + Joe

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Christy and Joe wanted some awesome Chicago engagement photos. We chose to start at sunrise on North Avenue Beach because of the spectacular view of Chicago (the best in my opinion). We had no idea that everything would be frozen when we got there. Frozen solid! The ...

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Anniversary Session in Chicago // Maria + Carlos

Anniversary Session in Chicago // Maria + Carlos

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Maria and Carlos commissioned me for their Chicago anniversary session photos because they wanted a unique perspective on Chicago.

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Chicago Engagement Photos // Sarah + Daniel

Chicago Engagement Photos // Sarah + Daniel

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Pam + Vinny //  Chicago Engagement Session

Pam + Vinny // Chicago Engagement Session

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Pam and Vinny are the kind of people you want to hang out with all the time. They're fun, both have a great sense of humor, are super down to earth and easy going and have great taste in drinks! Most importantly they love to hang out with each other. ...

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Chicago Engagement Photographer // Javaneese + Josh

Chicago Engagement Photographer // Javaneese + Josh

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Best Engagement Photography in Chicago // Katie + Chris

Best Engagement Photography in Chicago // Katie + Chris

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Wicker Park Chicago Engagement Photos // Mandy + Mike

Wicker Park Chicago Engagement Photos // Mandy + Mike

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Fall Engagement Photos in Chicago // Mandy + Brian

Fall Engagement Photos in Chicago // Mandy + Brian

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Engagement Photos in Chicago // Kelly + Mike

Engagement Photos in Chicago // Kelly + Mike

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Artistic Engagement Session in Chicago – Claudia & Andrew

Artistic Engagement Session in Chicago – Claudia & Andrew

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Claudia and Andrew live in Chicago and as with most Chicago couples, they have never watched a sunrise over lake Michigan. Naturally a sunrise engagement session was a perfect fit. After spending the sunrise on the beach we headed to Michigan avenue! They are naturals in front of ...

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Chicago Sunrise Engagement Session // Lyuda + Tyler

Chicago Sunrise Engagement Session // Lyuda + Tyler

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Savannah + Brad // Chicago Sunrise Engagement at US Cellular Field Sox Park

Savannah + Brad // Chicago Sunrise Engagement at US Cellular Field Sox Park

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Juan + Carla // Downtown Chicago Lakefront Engagement Session

Juan + Carla // Downtown Chicago Lakefront Engagement Session

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Amy + Pat // Chicago Engagement Photography

Amy + Pat // Chicago Engagement Photography

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When I first met Amy and Pat I could tell how much they loved each other almost instantly. Amy is a southern gal and Pat is from Chicago. It was important to them that they get some awesome engagement pictures with Chicago as the central theme since their wedding is ...

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Sam + Jason // Grosse Point Evanston IL Engagement Session

Sam + Jason // Grosse Point Evanston IL Engagement Session

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Samantha and Jason found some really unique locations for their Evanston engagement session. We started out at a local Starbucks which they frequent often. Next we ventured tp a pier in Rogers Park, Chicago. They love riding their bikes together so it was only fitting that they would ...

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Chicago IL Engagement Photos // Anne + Dennis

Chicago IL Engagement Photos // Anne + Dennis

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Anne and Dennis approached me about their wedding and engagement photos a while ago. Although I was already booked on their wedding date, they still wanted me to shoot their Chicago engagement photos. These two are an amazingly positive and fun couple. They were laughing and smiling through ...

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Kindal + Mike // Engagement Photo Shoot in Downtown Chicago

Kindal + Mike // Engagement Photo Shoot in Downtown Chicago

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Kindal and Mike wanted some amazing Chicago engagement photos so naturally sunrise was the way to go. We met up at North Avenue Beach before 6 am and the results are seriously epic! They were totally great in front of the camera. Right away you could tell there was lots ...

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Best Engagement Photography in Chicago // Jen + Miguel

Best Engagement Photography in Chicago // Jen + Miguel

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Chicago Engagement Photos // Mikhil + Mina

Chicago Engagement Photos // Mikhil + Mina

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2013 Review

2013 Review

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There is no doubt that 2013 has been an amazing year.  Here are some of my favorite images.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them! See you in 2014! -Peter ...

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Haley + Michael <> Winter Engagement Session Downtown Chicago

Haley + Michael <> Winter Engagement Session Downtown Chicago

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We planned Haley & Michael's engagement session a month ago hoping that it would snow.  What we got, was an all day blizzard - a recipe for EPIC photos! Hope you enjoy these as much as we did making them! ...

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Nicole + Andy <> Chicago Engagement Session

Nicole + Andy <> Chicago Engagement Session

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Congratulations to Nicole and Andy on their engagement! I can't wait to photograph their wedding next year! Hope you enjoy the photos from our walk around Lincoln Park Zoo. And if you'd like to see how Andy proposed to Nicole, you can see the photos right here! ...

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Lindsey + Matt || Chicago Engagement Shoot

Lindsey + Matt || Chicago Engagement Shoot

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Ashley + Zach >< Engagement Session Downtown Chicago

Ashley + Zach >< Engagement Session Downtown Chicago

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Cassie + Jason >< Engagement Session at Cantigny Park

Cassie + Jason >< Engagement Session at Cantigny Park

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Cassie & Jason are seriously two awesome people. They both have this great sense of humor that is super infections and before you know it, you're laughing along with them. We spent about 2 hours at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL for their engagement photos. We did ...

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Andrew + Nicole >< Surprise Proposal Chicago Planetarium

Andrew + Nicole >< Surprise Proposal Chicago Planetarium

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  Andrew and Nicole met at a job in Nebraska and pretty much knew from day one that they were meant to be together. When Andrew got offered a new job out of state, Nicole made a decision to follow him and they were both living in Chicago 6 months ...

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Surprise Wedding Proposal Downtown Chicago || Cassie + Jason

Surprise Wedding Proposal Downtown Chicago || Cassie + Jason

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I first met Cassie and Jason about 2 years ago at a salon opening party.  They were seriously one gorgeous couple.  Naturally I reached out to them to do some couples photography – they were totally into it.  I was amazed how comfortable they both were in front of the ...

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