Category Archives: Engagements

I so loved visiting Los Angeles to meet with my clients David (green shirt) and Brian for their pre-wedding photography.  We focused their engagement photography in places near their home, including our first stop at the lovely Micheltorena Stairs.  This Chicagoan is still surprised to see massive hills, so a beautifully painted staircase that goes up […]

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My greatest love and responsibility as a photojournalist is telling someone’s story with photographs.   It’s a terrific relationship when a couple in love trusts you into their life with a camera.  When Eileen and Jonathan asked me to document their wedding, only one month away, I fell in love with them, their courage and their love […]

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Gloria and Andrew have such a fantastic story– they went to the same college, lived on the same floor, then shared the same street… and never met.  I am such a sucker for romantic stories like theirs! We had a great time chasing a beautiful sunset during their engagement session in downtown Chicago.  They’re so […]

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When my clients wanted to dress up like Ferris Bueller and Sloane Peterson from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and asked me to document their Chicago engagement photographs inside the Art Institute, well, I couldn’t be happier or more thankful to have such fun, creative clients. It was stealth shooting inside the museum, which was certainly made easier by […]

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I’ve known since childhood about the importance of belly laughs. When I photographed Kerry and Evan’s engagement photographs, I realized I had found a houseful of folks that love to laugh, including their dogs, but don’t dogs always look like they’re laughing? I love documenting couples instead of strictly posing them in their engagement photographs, so when Kerry […]

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