A Delightful Summer Celebration

Remember this gorgeous couple? Rachel and Caleb's "Delightful Summer Celebration" was just that.... absolutely delightful in every way.  Despite the extreme heat R & C somehow made it look like it was a cool summer day. You might think that with 7 (yes, seven) sisters all getting ready at the same time there might be some chaos....not here!  Everyone, including the bride was a cool as a cucumber.  Everyone just seemed to know what to do.  Even the little ones had a role (even if was just to look cute!). And then just like that...it was time.Grandpa and Grandma watching over. Rachel's sister and Caleb's brother - maid of honor and best man.

part II, up next....

Rachel & Caleb

What an adventure I've been on! It all started in a small town in Ohio with this gorgeous couple.  We spent a lovely afternoon on their family farm getting to know each other before their wedding celebration the following day.  Though I don't usually photograph weddings I am SO glad that this brave couple entrusted me to capture the moments and memories that made up their special day.  I was in an absolute heaven walking through the fields, old abandoned victorian home, the deep red barn, the sweet little pink playhouse and SO much more.  It all felt so incredibly magical and surreal.  I felt so very fortunate that they chose me for this.  Rachel & Caleb were radiant in every way and even though they said they were not very comfortable in front of a camera their strong connection to one another shines through in every photo.   Congratulations to you Caleb & Rachel!

krissy + geoff = engaged, part I

Believe it or not this session took place in DECEMBER - here in Chicago. This gorgeous couple braved the bitter cold and made it look easy! I think if you didn't know it you would think it was spring! This was one of my favorite sessions of the year and was definitely a great way to end 2009. Millennium Park was our starting point but from there we let the magic of the city take us from one place to the next and ended at the River Walk. I am SO excited to be shooting their wedding in July! Thanks again Krissy + Geoff - my favorite Floridians (I think our cold session might have sealed the deal when they decided to move to Florida!) Chicago misses you.