2018 - Year in Review - Couples - Chicago Engagements, Proposals & Weddings

I can’t believe 2018 is almost gone - I feel like it just started and I was looking forward to all all of these beautiful engagement sessions and weddings. Now I’m planning for 2019, and packing for my first wedding of the year in the Caribbean & can’t wait to see what this new year brings. One of my favorite end-of-year things to do is this blog post because I get to go through all of my favorite sessions from the year and reflect on all of the love. I get a bit emotional looking through all of the images and seeing how many people trust me to document their biggest moments and let me bring their vision to life. Thanks to all of my 2018 couples for letting me get “just one more” photo “over there in that light” and to letting me push my creative muscles. I adore you all!

Much love, Courtney

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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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Emma & Tito - Couple's Session in Chicago

Emma & Tito are officially already married but they're having a celebration next January in the Caribbean and I can't wait to be there to photograph it. This session is from their "engagement session." All of my wedding packages come with an engagement session so that I can get to know my couples better before their big day and so they can see how I work. They get pretty pictures, I get to play. It's a win-win for everyone! 

Once again, someone was looking out for me and the weather was in my favor. It looked like rain most of the day until I headed their way! We started at their home where the golden hour light was just beginning. We then headed to Belmont Harbor to get some portraits at Lake Michigan with that gorgeous Chicago skyline at dusk. It had also rained a lot prior to this day so I got to play with reflections and puddles on the way to the lake! Check 'em out below. 

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