To all my blog readers…
to my past clients…and most importantly…
to my future clients:
I want to share a little secret with you.
90% of my clients who step in front of my lens…are nervous!
Anastasia and Patrick are no exception. This couple is so full of life…they love to travel and participate in all kinds of activities! In fact…while were talking about their engagement session, I was taking notes on all the different activities or places I haven’t done or visited yet (especially in Chicago)! And while they are great friends and love to spend time with one another…they were nervous about the photoshoot! And as I assure all my clients…this is normal. =) But it is my job…to make you feel comfortable during the engagement photo session. This is one of the reasons I strongly encourage couples to book an engagement photo shoot with their wedding photographer. They need to know that they can ‘be themselves’ with their wedding photographer! I hope through these engagement photos, you can really see but more importantly…feel…the love and emotions shared between Anastasia + Patrick!
When looking through my engagement photography portfolio, A + P were drawn to my Chicago urban industrial photography. So we decided to head to the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago for their photos!
Great smiles in this photo!
A gorgeous yellow background in the West Loop~
A larger, wider, creative photo…almost like landscape photography – really highlighting the urban industrial vibe of Chicago
A more creative crop- such strong graphical elements in the photo, but yet I love the moment shared between the two-
This building in the West Loop represents the economical climate in Chicago and our nation during this period of time. And yet while there are so many incomplete projects and many are in difficult financial situations…love remains. And the future is always brighter when you are on a journey with your best friend.
Her face is glowing. =)
We headed indoors to one of their more favorite chill spots in Chicago.
It was great to see Patrick smile and laugh throughout the afternoon –
One of my favorite photos from the engagement session
What a great couple-
I definitely try to maintain a clean and modern look to my photography. This photo is an example of that…And as before, I love their emotions!
Nothing says Chicago like the Willis *ahem* Sears *ahem* tower.
So many great elements to this photo! And being in the west loop, there is an urban industrial vibe in the decor!
Something new for this year…photos in my photography studio! (located in Lincoln Park, Chicago) This is a new option for my wedding couples! A+P are the first couple to take advantage of this new type of engagement photography! Check out the gorgeous soon-to-be bride!
Patrick makes her smile. =)
A studio photo of the happy couple!
Favorite photo of Patrick- almost belongs in GQ or the W magazine!
Not to be out done…This photo of Anastasia..blows me away. I had to ask her if she has done any modeling before. Um…Vanity Fair anyone?
And one last photo of the beautiful couple!
Thanks so much Anastasia + Patrick for a great afternoon! You guys were soooo great to work with, and I hope I was able to put you both at ease throughout the photo session! Your relationship and emotions really shine in the photos…and I am privileged to have been apart of it!
Looking forward to the wedding! =)