50 Year Anniversary Session in Chicago - Art Institute

Ted and Jane were in town from Florida celebrating their 50th anniversary recently. We took some photos in Roscoe Village and then headed to the Chicago Art Institute Gardens for a few more photos. I love the photos of the two of them laughing together so much. It makes my heart dance! 50 years, and still making each other laugh, is such an accomplishment. I love love, and I love that I get to document such amazing moments. 

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Chicago Snow Globe Engagement Session

You may remember LeaAnne & Raj from this summer when we took some photos in their Streeterville home. I'm back to let you know they're OFFICIALLY engaged and in the midst of planning their wedding! The two weekends prior to their engagement session, it snowed like crazy in Chicago. One of those weekends was a monster storm that shut down the city and I was out of town and sadly missed it all. However, I thought that since there was over a foot of snow on the ground we would for sure at least have a little blanket for LeaAnne & Raj so it didn't look so muddy out. Boy, was I wrong! The Friday before we were supposed to shoot, ALL of that snow was gone and I was heartbroken. ALL I had wanted for their session was snow. Fast forward to Saturday morning and me checking the weather the second my eyes opened. Miraculously there was a chance for some snow showers later that afternoon. I hoped and prayed all day and then 2pm came and the snow the hourly forecast predicted was nowhere to be found. An hour later, though, it started ever so quietly and by the time our session started at 4:30 we were COVERED in white, wet snow and it was magical. One of my most favorite sessions ever and L & R were fantastic.

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My favorite

My favorite

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I have always loved sessions in winter, but my first "active snowfall" engagement session was unforgettable and I am so thankful that it worked out so perfectly. 

Much love, friends!

xoxo Courtney

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Holiday Bliss

Now that Christmas is over, I can share some of the photos I took without spoiling Christmas card surprises! Here's a quick peak from an impromptu holiday session I did with Shannon and Brian, whom you may remember from this past summer, to document their first Chicago home together in the season they love!

I love couple photo sessions SO much! As much as I love pretty outdoor photos, I just adore coming into your home and capturing you doing the things you love to do as a couple. Shannon & Brian drank wine, baked a batch of cookies, snuggled on their couch, danced in their kitchen and had a chocolate chip toss contest! They have a beautiful home here in Chicago and my favorite part about it is their dry-erase frame that they write on to each other. SO sweet!

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If you got engaged over the holidays, let's chat about an engagement session! They're completely customized to your style/taste/liking/activities!