Studio Finch Chicago Wedding Photography Blog



June 2011



Ivan and Melissa

Written by , Posted in Engagement, Love

According to Ivan, Melissa used to keep his headshot at her desk from the moment she saw him. Melissa’s response was a stern smile. (No, she didn’t keep his headshot at her desk) ย Ivan is an actor/co-founder at Urban Theater Company and does work at bunches of theaters in town- one of which Melissa works at. ๐Ÿ™‚ Which is how they met.

As a matter of fact, they share the same 1st date location as we do!! So we were more than happy to oblige to their request of Pick Me Up Cafe for their engagement session… with delicious milk shakes and all.

And who doesn’t love a bit of Puerto Rican heritage? The hand painted truck/cart was perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for spending the evening with us! We’ll see you guys at Stan Mansion this fall. <3


  1. Eva Terrazas says:

    I LOVE THE PICTURES!!!! Ivan you look great….Mel absolutely beautiful, You have a smile that is definitely contagious.
    Love you guys- Can’t wait for the wedding :))

    Love Eva

  2. Soooooooo cute! I love the pics, the background, the fabulous couple obviously!! Greetings from Santorini!! I’ll be home for the wedding to witness this special union!!

    Love you,


  3. You have a great eye for framing your clients within their surroundings. LOVE the full length canoe/boat shot.