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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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


Winter Wonderland Family Session in Cambridge, WI

I met up with the Evans family in Cambridge on a heat-wave of a day last week. Considering it was in the single digits earlier in the week, I am calling 32 degrees a heat wave! Not gonna' lie, I was a bit worried that it would still be in the teens for our session but Mother Nature was on our side that day. This family was so much fun and they were such troopers in the chilly January air. We photographed at their home in Cambridge, WI during the golden hour and I got to love on their adorable dogs and their backyard views. As much of an anti-winter girl as I am, there's something beautiful about making photos in the snow. The light is amazing this time of year and some days you get lucky with above-freezing temperatures. Plus, when it's cold, you get to snuggle even closer with your loves and I am ALL about snuggling!

Evans family, it was such a pleasure to meet and photograph you. Your laughter is authentic & contagious and you made it so easy for me to capture real moments between you. Thanks for having your family session in the middle of winter with me!