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Lauren and Joel | Downtown Chicago Engagement Session, Wrigley Building and North Ave Beach

What happens when to Buckeyes meet in Chicago?? THIS! Lauren and Joel met through a mutual friend. Their friend decided that Lauren had to meet Joel, not only because they were both from Ohio, but because she just knew their personalities would compliment each other well. And was she right! The two met and it was almost instant. They knew they liked each other from the start and their relationship grew strong quickly. They always say, when you know, you know and it was no different for these two.
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Lauren contacted me to photograph their Garfield Park Conservatory wedding, we chatted and just clicked. And just over a week later, I went to Chicago to photograph their engagement session! And I am so excited to be working with Lauren and Joel on their wedding day. It is going to be SO much fun. And since they nailed the engagement session - I just CAN’T WAIT for their wedding photos, it’s going to be a blast and Miles and I feel honored to be a part of their big day!
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Chicago is always an amazing backdrop of photos, but this day was particularly perfect at The Wrigley Building and at North Avenue Beach. I couldn’t have asked for better lighting, a better couple and a better hour and a half. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do! Can’t wait for May!

Kila and Nick | Chicago Engagement Session

Okay - where do I even start with this blog post?! I have known Kila for at least 6 years now. I used to work part time with her mom at a tax office (I’m not naming names today). And we met through that! We traveled to many Vera Bradley shows in Fort Wayne and kept in touch. I got to photograph her gorgeous bestie’s wedding this past September (Shout out Ashley and Jordan!) And when Kila got engaged in November, she called me the very next day! We talked all about Nick’s proposal - talked about my available dates and venues that I loved in the Kalamazoo are since they both went to Western Michigan. Of course I said “LOFT 310!!!” and was just so excited for them and honored to get to capture their wedding day!

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Their engagement session was so much fun. We walked around a foggy, semi drizzly Chicago and it made for some seriously beautiful photos at North Avenue Beach. We talked about their day, the vendors that they have booked and it got me even more excited to photograph their wedding day. Not only because I will get to work with some amazing vendors (shoutout to my girl Leah at LB Floristry) at an amazing venue, but I get to spend the day with these two and their families, capturing the most perfect day. I am so excited to share their engagement session with you (sorry it took so long…) and can’t wait for April when they become Mr. and Mrs. Elliott!!