Michelle + Andy | Engaged! | Round Barn Farm Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I had so much fun with Michelle and Andy during their engagement session.  There was a little while that day where it looked the rain was going to foil our plans, but fortunately it stopped just in time for their shoot at Round Barn Farm in Manhattan.  This awesome couple is getting married in Mexico in November! 

Beth + Luke | Engaged! | Mokena Wedding Photographer

There's nothing better than when you meet a couple who is so comfortable and natural, that they just seem to know what to do and how to move together for the camera.  Beth and Luke made my job so easy during their engagement session!   You can tell that they are so in love and just perfect for each other.  They are tying the knot this October. Congrats!

Arielle + Mercedes | Engaged! | Chicago Wedding Photographer

At the beginning of this year I held an engagement session giveaway.  Mercedes and Arielle were one of the winning couples with an overwhelming amount of votes and comments from friends and family attesting to what an amazing couple they are.  The didn't lie.  I was so happy to finally get to meet the two of them to shoot their engagement session at the Kankakee River State Park.  Right away I could tell how perfect these two ladies are for each other.  They are planning a wedding for next May.

Jessica + Dan | Engaged! | Naperville Riverwalk Engagement Session |Chicago Wedding Photographer

After being introduced by a doctor at work, Dan and Jessica went on their first date in Downtown Naperville and the rest is history.  For their engagement session, we went back to where it all started.  While the restaurant they had dinner at is no longer there, we were able to visit a couple other stops they made that night.  

Dan and Jessica are the sweetest couple and I cannot wait for their wedding this October at Citygate Grill in Naperville!

Sara + Matt | Engaged! | Cantigny Park Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

" I’m a firm believer that everyone has a soulmate, and if you’re really lucky, one day you’ll meet that person and fall in love. I’m the luckiest of all, because I fell in love with my soulmate when I was thirteen...."

That's what Sarah wrote to me when entering a contest I ran at the beginning of the year to win an engagement session.  After having a crush on him since first grade, Matt finally asked her to be his girlfriend in junior high and they have been inseparable ever since!

For their session, I met Sarah and Matt at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.  The weather was absolutely perfect and so was the couple.  There is a  calmness and familiarity between them that comes from knowing someone more than half your life.  I have no doubt that these two are truly best friends and soulmates and will continue to grow together as they enter the next chapter of their lives. 

As we walked passed Tank Park I told I wouldn't make them pose with a tank...Matt giggled and said he was hoping I would.

As we walked passed Tank Park I told I wouldn't make them pose with a tank...Matt giggled and said he was hoping I would.

Seriously...how cute are these two?

Seriously...how cute are these two?