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Chicago Engagement Photos | Olive Park

Chicago Wedding Photography, Olive Park Engagement Session

“All in the Family…”

When I first met Diana, she was working on opening up her own State Farm Insurance office. She was also pregnant. I was amazed at her drive and energy, it was contagious! And I first got the opportunity to photograph her and Francisco for their parents-to-be photos. Then, she needed headshots. And newborn photos. Baptism. New Family and Save-the-date cards for their church and family wedding celebration. And I was lucky enough to be part of all of those beautiful, love-filled life moments right along with them. (Stay tuned for their June wedding photos!)

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Sweet Chicago Maternity and Baby Bump Photos in Olive Park

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“Beautiful Bump!”

Like engagement sessions, there’s something so special and sweet about Chicago maternity photoshoots. It’s time that parents-to-be rarely give themselves – the enjoyment and just being present in the moment before the new one arrives without the distractions of doctor appointments, baby room preparations and all the activity that comes from being pregnant. And I LOVE being in that moment with them!

Diana + Francisco embraced their time together, and we had the sweetest baby bump session. And, I gotta say, Diana is one hot mama-to-be!

**UPDATE! Check out the beautiful family engagement session with these two and their new little one!**

Cheers,

 

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

 

It’s always fun to do a location baby bump session, and Olive Park is a beautiful backdrop for a Chicago maternity shoot.

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

 

Doesn’t Diana look stunning?! It makes such a difference to have your hair and make-up done for your maternity shoot, great investment in YOU!

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

I just love the backdrop of the vibrant Fall colors – couldn’t get enough!

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

2016-10-25
Dorado Family | Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session
Chicago, IL
Fabulous maternity photographs with Diana and Francisco Morado at Olive Park in downtown Chicago.
#chicgaomaternityphotographer #chicagofamilyphotographer
All images (C) 2016 Angela B. Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Rights Usage: Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.AngelaGarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/agarbot
Twitter: @PhotosByGarbot
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/AngelaGarbotPhotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

 

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2018-06-17
Diana + Francisco | Wedding
Chicago, IL
Photographs from Diana + Francisco’s Chicago wedding. The ceremony was held at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church and the reception was held at the Bridgeport Art Center in the Sculpture Garden. The bridal party took photographs in the couples’ childhood neighborhood, at Lakeview High School where they met and along Chicago’s Lake Michigan Lakefront.
Planner Elena’s Garden
Ceremony Venue St Mary of the Angels
Reception Venue Bridgeport Art Center Sculpture Garden/Venue Logic
Photo Angela Garbot Photography
Bar Venue Logic
Cocktail/Dinner Entertainment Mariachi Perla de Mexico
Reception Entertainment DJ:Jesse Grandote
Other Entertainment Band: Escuela de Rancho
Floral/DŽcor Elena’s Garden
Bride’s Gown Anne Barge
Invitations Basic Invite
Catering Food for Thought
Cake/Sweets ECBG
Hair Rare Bird Beauties
Makeup LS Hair & Makeup Design
Makeup for Diana & Maid of Honor Sol Jimenez
Caligraphy Reeney Rose
Transporation Chicago Trolley
Lighting and hanging of floral structures Art of Immagination
Linens BBJ — through FFT
All images © 2018 Angela Garbot
Mandatory credit Angela B. Garbot
Personal Use Only
Angela Garbot Photography
http://www.angelagarbot.com
http://www.facebook.com/AGarbot
http://www.twitter.com/PhotosByGarbot
http://www.linkedin.com/in/angelagarbotphotography
773.383.8858 | angie@angelagarbot.com

 

 

 

 

Food Photography | Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook

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“Bee-utiful Food Photography!”

I love photography, I’m very lucky to love what I do for a living. And, if you know me personally or follow my personal life on social media, you know I also love food! I love everything about it: cooking, eating out, trying new things…and I especially like food photography. There’s something very satisfying to me to make food that tastes good look delicious, too. And when my passions collide, like they did on this Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook project – it’s a win-win!

So, how did I get so lucky?! I met Chef Carrie Schloss while doing food photography on another cookbook (The Essential Dehydrator) with Chef Jill Houk (who I also worked with on these delectables!). Read More…

Living That Lakeview Life | National Ice Cream Month!

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for…Lakeview frozen treats!”

July is National Ice Cream Month, so for this month’s Living that Lakeview Life feature, Lynzie Wellin and I chose two of our favorite Lakeview spots to cool off during the hot summer months! One’s been a neighborhood staple for well over a decade, the other is brand new to Lakeview! Both have a unique menu, with distinct flavors. And – spoiler alert! – neither serve actual Ice Cream! Read More…

Styled Photoshoot | Tuscan Wedding Design

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“Buon Apetito!”

I was very excited to be invited to photograph a styled photoshoot with some of my favorite Chicago wedding and event vendors, Amazing Edibles, Tablescapes Event Rental and The Flower Firm.

Andrea Herrera, owner of Amazing Edibles, used the words “abundant” and “summer” to describe her vision for her Tuscan-themed shoot. She had me at Tuscan… Read More…

Living That Lakeview Life | M2 Boutique

This is Lakeview ~ Let’s Shop!

I’m very excited to share the second installment in my new Living That Lakeview Life collaboration with Lifestyle Blogger, Lynzie Wellin!

This month’s featured Lakeview business is M2 Boutique – my favorite place to shop for gifts and fun accessories.

Lynzie and I spent some time in M2 finding our favorite things to share with you – it was hard to whittle it down, there’s so many fabulous things!

Owner Mel Nelson has been in the neighborhood for over 10 years, and I’m also lucky enough to work with her as a vendor…she carries pins from Big League Pins! It’s really great working with business owners on so many levels. It makes living in the city a truly small neighborhood experience.

Happy Shopping!

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Living That Lakeview Life | Heritage Bicycles

Living that Lakeview Life by Angela Garbot Photography

This is Lakeview!

I am so excited to announce the launch of Living that Lakeview Life – my collaboration with one of my favorite Hair/make-up artists and Lifestyle Blogger, Lynzie Wellin of Lyfe Style Win! We are both entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Lakeview community of Chicago, and we wanted a way to show off our favorite fellow business owners, so…here we are! Each month we’ll get together at a new place and share their awesomeness with you.

For me personally, I’ve been in and around the Lakeview area for over 20 years. I live in the neighborhood and am very active in the area, currently serving my second term on the Lakeview Chamber Board of Directors. So, it’s definitely near and dear to my heart!

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Chicago Engagement Session | Morgan + Dan

“A Very Fine Wine…”

I was lucky to spend a Saturday morning in February with Morgan and Dan – we were all lucky that it was a beautiful and unseasonably warm day!

It’s so sweet when there’s a little something personal behind the locations my couples and I choose for their engagement and pre-wedding photos! For Morgan and Dan, City Winery and Chicago’s Riverwalk mark a very special milestone in their relationship.

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Las Vegas Engagement Session Photo Walk | Vince + Ryan

Las Vegas Pre-wedding and engagement session photo with same sex couple.

“Love is Love is Love is Love is…”

Every year, for more years than I can count (or remember…), I venture out to Las Vegas for an annual photography conference called WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. It draws 10,000+ photographers, filmmakers and photography-related businesses and vendors from all over the globe. It’s overwhelming. It’s fun. It’s educational. It’s intense. It’s…Vegas! (and, I confess…I do love Vegas. Craps, anyone?!)

Set against the backdrop of a city with no sense of night and day, it tends to be a week-long bombardment of all things photography, all day, all night…all the time. It’s a time for me to geek out without alienating my family and friends. It’s a time to work on my craft and my business, learn something new, see things from different perspectives, get out of my own head.

But, just as importantly for me, it’s a time to connect in real life with photographers and vendors, both new and old, in a way that we cannot when we work together. Or in a way we cannot because we are scattered around the world and busy in our own lives. It’s these human connections that inspire me, push me…allow me to have those geeky conversations about light and gear and techniques and business over a cocktail in the middle of the night. To spend the better part of an hour playing with reflections, twinkling Vegas lights and silhouettes to find that perfect, fun portrait (again, without alienating family and friends! Check out the result…).

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Chicago Engagement Photos | Jenny + Greg

Chicago pre-wedding engagement session along the Riverwalk and the Wrigley Building in downtown Chicago.

“Chicago Style Engagement”

A quick peek at Jenny and Greg’s Chicago engagement photos. The city provided a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful couple!

From Greg’s surprise proposal in the presence of both of their families to the joy and obvious love they showed for each other during our session, I can only imagine the happiness their wedding day will bring. I can’t wait to capture their celebration!

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Nicole + David’s Chicago Memorial Day Wedding Photos

“Memorial Day Wedding”

It was the most lovely August day for Nicole and David’s Memorial Day wedding weekend!  Much warmer than anyone anticipated, but that didn’t stop them from the fun, celebrating their big day with family and friends.

Starting the night before with the rehearsal, the celebration traversed the city, from Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, to downtown, to Lincoln Park and finally to the Gold Coast for their reception at the historic Germania Place, a Chicago landmark.

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Happy Father’s Day!

“Honoring Dad”

They say that Dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. In my case, that’s certainly true.

This is one of my favorite photos of me and my Pops. It’s showing it’s age – puffy sleeves and all! – but I cherish it, as it’s one of the few good, professional photos I have with my Father.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

“A Celebration of Motherhood”

There are so many mom-centric moments in our lives – I’m very lucky to be part of so many of the happy ones, including my own!

Other than a few selfies, I don’t have photos that I’ve taken with me and my Mom together. But, this series of me and each of my brothers with my Mom, taken for her 70th birthday celebration by good friend Nick Wrzesinski, is really special to me. I’m so glad that I hired fellow photographer friends to capture the family – it made things so much more enjoyable and I got to be in the photographs, too! When was the last time you, as an adult, had professional photographs taken with your parents, kids, grandchildren, family? Do it now! You won’t regret it!

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Business Lifestyle Photography | What is THAT?

“Not just what you look like, but who you are…”

That’s my goal, every time I photograph someone, an event, food…whatever it is. I want the viewer to understand a bit about who or what the subject is about, their personality.

Outside of my wedding and family work, my favorite “people” photography revolves around small businesses. I really like getting to know other small business owners and their businesses, what makes them unique, and how they want to be seen by the public.

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