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An Urban Escape – Stephanie + David’s Engagement Photos!

On being a Chicago Wedding + Engagement Photographer: Relationships

There are many things I enjoy about being a Chicago wedding + engagement photographer. For one…I really enjoy meeting new people that I would never have met if I had not been in this industry. When you do a good job with one couple…then you photograph their friends and pretty soon…a wedding reception is filled with past wedding couples and bridesmaids & groomsmen! Stephanie and David found me through their friend Roseanne (whose wedding I just posted earlier this month). Roseanne found out about me through their other friends and past clients of mine…Theresa & Robert! The city of Chicago has become a lot smaller these past five years!

On being a Chicago Wedding + Engagement Photographer: Locations

Another aspect of being a Chicago wedding + engagement photographer that I enjoy: Finding new locations for photo sessions! The city of Chicago is so full diverse backdrops and vibes! While I do take photos at the typical Chicago locations, I really enjoy finding a ‘new’ location and creating a ‘new’ set of photos from that site!

I was glad that Stephanie and David wanted a more urban vibe for their Chicago engagement photo session. Right off the bat…they were laughing a lot and having a good time together. They both work crazy schedules, and this photo session was the first time they really had a ‘date’ in two weeks!

David can’t take his eyes off his beautiful fiance!

Smiles all around!

Pulled back for a more dramatic photo-

One set of railroad tracks on the ground with another train passing above-

They were having a good time throughout!

We took a more ‘high fashion’ type photo- This engagement photo looks like a magazine ad!

By this time during their engagement photo session, they were really comfortable with the whole process and we came up with this photo!

Their laughter makes me smile when I look at these photos!

There was a cool bridge that we had to take photos next to! So dramatic!

I think David enjoyed ‘seeing Chicago’ through a different lens as we walked around and found all these cool spots for their engagement photos!

One of my favorite engagement photos from the day! I felt like a fashion photographer, not a wedding/engagement photographer!

I Love the Chicago landscape!

A fun moment while winding down our photo session

Thanks for a great time Stephanie & David! You guys really made the photo session a ton of fun! Have a great time this holiday season with your friends and family!

with love,

your engagement photographer,


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