When Marek told me how he proposed to his then-girlfriend Stephanie, I knew I clicked with this guy. He went all out and it was one of the more elaborate proposal stories I have ever heard! But sorry blog readers, you’ll have to ask him if you ever meet him in person! =) And if you know these two lovely people, you probably already know the story!
I am super excited to be their wedding photographer. And in preparation for their wedding day, we went around Chicago for their engagement photo session! We were up on the north side for a bit, but the bulk of our engagement photo session was done in the West Loop, an area that means a lot to them. The weather had finally warmed up and we even got the sun shining for an hour! And while most couples get tired of taking photos after about 40 min, Stephanie & Marek were up to shooting into the night! We took advantage of the gorgeous weather and this couple…who are so madly in love. =) I hope you enjoy the photos!
***be sure to check my facebook page in a few days where I will be posting even MORE photos from the session! Feel free to friend me and let me know you want to see more photos of these two!***
Nothing says Chicago than steel bridges- I love their expressions AND the sun flare in the background! A great photo…almost like an ad out of a magazine!
Chicago has a deep history of manufacturing and blue collar jobs. It’s one of the reasons we love our Chicago athletes to work hard and hustle- So yea, we were able to incorporate this into the photos!
Great smiles in this photo!
One kickin photo of Marek. Almost a scene out of the movie! I almost want to make a bold statement…Marek…this might be the best photo of you in your whole life! That is…until I take portrait of you on your wedding day. =)
I love my clients- they truly value photography and they let me have fun and to try new things! I am always trying to push myself as a photographer, and this shoot is full of fresh photos!
A neutral portrait- yet so classy and beautiful
Joy…calmness…serenity…comfort…friends… Just some different thoughts and emotions I feel when I look at this next photo.
He knows how to make her laugh and smile- I am thankful to be able to portray that aspect of their relationship through photography!
Chicago at night. The perfect time to shoot- we got a nice blue sky! Night photography is a bit more difficult…definitely more challenging, but the reward? Unique…one of a kind photos!
Love love love this photo.
This structure is new…I’ve only read about it in the Chicago Tribune…and it looks freaking cool at night! An EPIC shot right here. Gotta love the Sears Tower in the background. The photo screams Chicago. And yet…it’s not your typical Lake Michigan photo.
And if you haven’t noticed by now…I don’t do too much photoshop to my photos. Just nice clean imagery. 20 years from now…these photos will still be able to stand on their own. They don’t need photoshop to make them ‘better’. A great classic look. A suit…no tie…paired with a black dress and black high heels. Love!
An another photo of their smiles. They make me smile. =)
Then I decided to get a little more creative with their photos. A little more artsy…but cool nonetheless.
Possibly the second favorite photo from their engagement session.
And one last photo from their Guess Advertisement *I mean* from their engagement photoshoot!
Thanks Stephanie & Marek for your energy and love! We were really able to come away with a variety of photos that help capture the different complexities of your love! Can’t wait until the wedding!