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Wednesday

14

September 2011

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Chicago Engagement Photography – Lauren and Adam

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We had such a great time with Lauren and Adam’s Chicago engagement photography session! Lauren and Adam are from quite different climates of the US spectrum… Lauren is a sunshine southern gal, and well- Adam is from the snow bearing state of Wisconsin. (Our neighbors to the north!) 🙂

These two met by chance on a cruise, which only lasted a handful of days- but they were inseparable since.  How? Well, long distance of course.  They racked up frequent flyer miles visiting one another… probably making delightful choices over who gets to visit who depending on which season it is.  Adam flew down a couple of months ago to pop Lauren the question, which was a complete surprise- she didn’t even know that he was coming to visit!

AND! Lauren just moved up to the wonderful town of Kenosha and immediately started a job, so we had to wait until less than two weeks before their wedding to catch a chance to take engagement shots- Very much looking forward to seeing you in Milwaukee in a couple of Saturdays!

(pssst- Jason and I got engaged in Milwaukee.. so trust me, it’s an awesome town filled with good people.) 😀

AAAAAND!  Did I mention that they brought their adorably sweet doggie down with them? 😀  I have a serious rage of puppy fever, you know- like when women have baby fever?  Yea… I surf and stalk petfinder.com at least twice a week.

Yea… she stole the show for a bit. 🙂

Sunday

10

July 2011

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Jenn and Ron’s Engagement at Midway Airport

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Jenn and Ron amaze me.  Seriously- my jaw dropped when they told me that they were in a long distance relationship for over a YEAR. When Jenn suggested that we could take their engagement photos at Midway airport, I thought- of course!  One could only imagine the series of emotions that went through the two of them with every departure and arrival set for Philadelphia between them. Every month, Jenn and Ron made sure to book a flight visiting one another, with most all flights going through midway- and!  See the luggage they’re sporting?  Indeed- it’s long distance certified. 😉

I loved all of the mini planes on a string!

And the luggage tag?  Perfect touch!  Goes quite well with the backside of the tag, along with the & symbol- which will go quite well with their Chicago Bulls wedding colors of Red, Black, and White.

Jenn and Ron- Thank you so much for spending the morning with us!  Cannot wait to see the details at your wedding in 3 1/2 months!

Friday

8

July 2011

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Akili and Janeen’s Wedding!

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It was a wonderfully warm and sunny 4th of July weekend.  Janeen and Akili decided to have their wedding in Akili’s parent’s backyard, making for the perfect family and friends event.  Janeen is originally from California, making for the perfect weather for a vintage California style backyard wedding. 🙂

Akili’s father is a professor, and couldn’t get enough of all of the wonderful artwork and artifacts throughout the house. Perfect spot to hang the dress!

Janeen’s mom was so sweet!  I don’t think that there were any moments where she didn’t have a smile on her face. 🙂

Recycled wine and champaigne bottles? Yes please! AND- not to mention the fantastic mason jars. 🙂

See? Look at her mom’s beaming smile!  Aww.  Perfect! 🙂

Here’s the proof…. Let it be known that Janeen jumped higher.

The wedding cake was a rum soaked cake filled with the most delicious fruit, delicious butter, flour and sugar.  It was amazing.  Janeen’s mom spent all day on this family recipe.

Saturday

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July 2011

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Megan and Jim

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The sunrise was amazing.  Golden over the lake- casting a bright blue over the city and everything else. I don’t think we’ve ever seen Chicago in such a blue light.  Perhaps its because it was just after 5am. 😉 And Megan and Jim are amazing people for being up that early with us- AND looking gorgeous so early in the morning might I add. The sun also had about 30 minutes of cloud cover after it rose, giving us a fantastic photo-op in the 7 Weeping Willows. My favorite tree- and seven of them! In downtown Chicago? Who knew?!?

Megan and Jim actually met at their friends wedding, almost 3 years ago. How perfect is that? They are set to get married later this summer at the Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst- a lovely area with a fantastic courtyard and magnificent historic house. Megan is so sweet- she asked us how we were doing in the middle of the wedding season- it’s the nurse in her. 🙂 Megan we are so excited for your wedding and to see your sisters and Jim’s brothers standing next to you two next month!

Blue cityscape AND golden sunlight? Yes please!

 

Sunday

26

June 2011

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Ivan and Melissa

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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)  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. 🙂 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! 🙂

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