Lydia + John-Mark // Wicker Park Engagement // Chicago Wedding Photographer
I met Lydia and John-Mark where they first met, in front of their old apartments in Wicker Park, Chicago. Lydia lived directly under John-Mark's apartment and they saw each other regularly, but it took a while before they started dating. Once they did, it was love! I'm so glad that they did because they are two awesome people. We started our Wicker Park engagement shoot at their first apartment and moved from there to six corners, the Damen "L" station, and eventually to the top of The Robey, one of the coolest rooftop spots in Chicago. It was so fun hanging out with these two, capturing some awesome photos, and I can't wait for their wedding ...
October 17, 2017
Karen + Jeff | Adler Planetarium Engagement | Chicago Wedding Photographer
Karen and Jeff are two of the kindest people I've ever met. From the moment we first met up they were just full of joy and open for whatever crazy ideas I suggested (even standing in front of giant waves coming from Lake Michigan). We met up at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago for their engagement shoot and laughed and had a blast the whole time. Karen has an infectious smile (as you'll see in the photos). Jeff is a laid back guy whose loves for Karen is so evident. I definitely can't wait for their wedding in Ravenswood this October.
Check out some of my favorite shots from their shoot:
September 25, 2017
Maura + Chris | Chicago Couples Shoot | Chicago Wedding Photographer
I've been best friends with Chris since we were 9. Growing up in Tampa, Florida we did everything together. From sleepovers in the summer, hockey in the streets, to summer trips to Michigan we literally were together every second we could be. He is more of a brother to me than a best friend. That's why when I first heard about Maura, I was so excited for Chris. When I first met her she greeted me with a huge hug and I felt like I'd known her my whole life. I couldn't be happier for the two of them. I was lucky enough recently to do a little photo shoot with these two. Here are some of my favorites from our shoot.
July 21, 2017
Bridget + Matt | Sarasota Wedding | Chicago & Tampa Wedding Photographer
Bridget and Matt's wedding at the Epiphany Catholic Cathedral in Venice, Florida was gorgeous and so fun. They we all smiles the whole day and you could tell they were all about having fun and enjoying every moment. We couldn't have had more fun with these two. Check out some of our favorites from their wedding. We are Chicago wedding photographers.
July 19, 2017
Allison + Josh | Tampa Engagement | Chicago & Tampa Wedding Photographer
Allison and Josh started dating 12 years ago and have literally grown up together. Despite all the inevitable difficulties that would include, they are stronger than ever and overjoyed to finally get married in a few months. Their engagement session was fun, funky and oh so sweet. We are so glad they chose us to be their photographers and can't wait to take lots and lots pictures of them for years to come. Here are just a few of our favorites from their Downtown Tampa engagement session...
July 17, 2017
Morgan + Matthew | Andrews Memorial Chapel Wedding | Chicago & Tampa Wedding Photographer
Morgan and Matt were married at Andrews Memorial Chapel in Dunedin, Florida on New Years Eve. We love New Years weddings because the parties is always off the hook. Morgan and Matt's wedding didn't disappoint! We began the day at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor which is one of the most beautiful spots for photos in Tampa Bay. Then their wedding ceremony at Andrews Memorial Chapel was intimate and touching. Finally, the party at Harbor Hall featured some crazy dancing, karaoke and some of our favorite moments ushering in New Years ever.
Awesome vendors we worked with:
Invitations: ShanlenloDesigns via Etsy
Catering: Delectables ...
June 6, 2017
Michele + Eli | Museum of Fine Arts Wedding, St. Petersburg | Chicago Wedding Photographer
Michele and Eli are just two peas in a pod and you can feel their love from the moment you meet them. They got married at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg surrounded by the sweetest friends and family. We were also lucky to photograph this wedding with a friend and amazing photographer, Jared Beasley. Here are some of our favorites for you to enjoy...
Getting Ready location: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
Hair & Makeup: Natalie Aguirre Beauty
Flowers: Karen's Florist of Gulfport & Beach Weddings
Catering & Cake: Olympia Catering & Events
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates Inc
March 31, 2017
Amanda + Mike | Curtis Hixon Park Downtown Tampa Engagement Shoot
Amanda and Mike met at work, at the time she was working as a phlebotomist and he was an ER nurse. She caught his attention with her curly hair and bubbly personality (his words). She liked his beard (her words) and after a while of flirting back and forth he finally got the nerve to ask her out and to his surprise she agreed. Although, their first date didn't exactly go as planned, they still had fun and have been together ever since.
We had a really great time getting to know these two while walking around Curtis Hixon Park and Downtown Tampa. They were very natural together and very much in love (as you can see by how they look at each ...
January 13, 2017
Paige + Steven | Sunset Beach / Fred Howard Park Portrait Session
Paige is Larrisa's step-sister and Steven is her sweet beau. Although they have only been dating a few months, we decided they needed some good pictures together. So one afternoon we took them to Fred Howard Park, Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs and had some fun. Here are a few of our favorites...
January 12, 2017
Danielle + Chris | Ybor City Tampa Engagement Shoot
Danielle and Chris' engagement session was quite an adventure! They both have Cuban heritage and so Ybor City in Tampa was the perfect place... but... then it rained about half way through... Did we quit? Reschedule? Heck no! We played in the rain and took great pictures soaking wet. We really had a blast with these two! here are a few favorites from their session...
January 11, 2017