Kate + Mark | Engaged! | Mokena Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

"You make me
dance like a fool
forget how to breath
shine like gold
buzz like a bee

Just the thought of you
can drive me wild

Oh you make me smile "

I love shooting engagement sessions because it gives me a chance to get to know my wedding couples a little better before their wedding day.  I knew the second that I met Kate and Mark at our consultation that they were going to be so fun to work with.  When it came time for their engagement session, they were even more amazing than I had imagined.  The whole hour was full of laughs.  These two are so perfect together and I CANNOT WAIT for their wedding day!


Jenny + Carl | Engaged! | Mokena Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Jenny and Carl were so much fun to work with! The fact that they are super model gorgeous didn't hurt either.  They were such troopers to get up at the crack of dawn with me for their sunrise engagement session.  I have to say though...that light...gosh...it was soooo worth it!! 

The two are planning a destination wedding in Charleston that I just know will be as fabulous as they are together.  Congrats!

Joe + Katie | Engaged! | Mokena Engagement Session | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I had so much fun with Katie and Joe at their engagement session!  Katie and I went to high school together and I was honored when she asked me to shoot their wedding.  We shot their "fall" engagement photos in the middle of a late September heat wave.  I don't think anyone planned on it being 90 degrees when we set the date but I know Joe loved every minute of it. ;) 

I cannot wait for their May wedding at Ruffled Feathers!  Hopefully that day will be a little cooler for them. 

Priscilla + Vince | Engaged! | New Lenox Wedding Photographer

I can't even begin to tell you how perfect for each other Vince and Priscilla are!  These two junior high Language Arts teachers are two of the sweetest, most thoughtful people you will ever meet. You can tell how much they adore each other.  We met up for their engagement session at Vince's Aunt and Uncle's BEAUTIFUL backyard.  It is stunningly landscaped and happens to be the spot that Vince proposed to his bride-to-be.  Afterwards we ran over to Hadley Valley Preserve in New Lenox to catch the end of the beautiful sunset.  I can't wait for their backyard wedding in October!  I know it's going to be amazing!

Lindsay + Kurt | Engaged! | Chicago Wedding Photographer

I got a chance to hang out with Lindsay and Kurt a couple weeks ago at Hadley Valley in Joliet for their engagement session.  They're so much fun to be around and so perfect for each other.  I cannot wait to shoot their New Year's Eve wedding in a couple of months at the Tinley Park Convention Center.  

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.