Kyle & Anouk | Morton Arboretum Engagement

Last year was the year for family weddings! Anouk is my second cousin, and though she had been dating Kyle for years, I somehow had never met him until their engagement session. We planned to meet up at his apartment to drive to the shoot together, but because of a variety of unforeseen minor catastrophes, Anouk was running late so Kyle and I went ahead. I wasn't sure how it was going to go having to drive with this guy I had never met - sounded awkward - but it was the opposite. Kyle is just about the friendliest and most easy going guy you'll ever meet and I felt like I'd know him for ages within about 5 minutes. :) Anouk is awesome and I've known that for ages, so together, they make one very nice and extremely entertaining pair. 

I love when couples are comfortable enough to loosen up and be goofy during their session and this was a prime example. ;) We had a gorgeous morning at the beautiful Morton Arboretum and it was one of my favorite shoots of the year!

Michael & Skye | Wintery Lincoln Park Engagement

It's April and I should be blogging springy things. But it's been in the 30's all week and it snowed yesterday, so... winter engagement pictures it is!

Skye emailed me and said they were hoping for some snowy engagement photos in Chicago. We had our shoot scheduled for a Monday, and that weekend, it snowed 8 inches. Perfect timing! It was cold, but I had a great time traipsing around Lincoln Park with these two. At least a wedding in Alabama will be a little warmer. ;) 

Tyler & Katie | Engagement

Tyler & Katie go down in history for not only surviving clouds of mosquitoes during this session, but still looking good while they did. In spite of getting pretty nearly eaten alive, we had such a pretty evening for this shoot, especially that light at the end!