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Chicago Engagement Session, downtown, Chicago.

I spent some time photographing Chris and Kristy downtown Chicago for their photo shoot in July. I had photographed their destination wedding last year and this was their engagement session we had planned for later. I have not even blogged their epic destination wedding photos yet (like most of my weddings), but I hope to someday soon. Chris and Kristy were willing to do whatever for great photos, so they were fearless. With some of the images, we had to work hard, with traffic, people everywhere, being safe, lighting, and the wind blowing. We went mostly downtown while Kristy’s kind mother drove us around (parking is crazy expensive). We shot at the Adler Plantetarium on Lake Michigan, Millenium Park, the Bean (of course my choice), Art Institude of Chicago, the main bridges along the Chicago River Walk with some beautiful sunset light, and other locations in such a short time.  I wanted to share a few of the images from that day.

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photo of Chicago captured with the Trump Tower and River Walk

Above: Chicago River walk and Trump Tower downtown

chicago millenium bean photo

Above: The Millenium Park Bean captured as the park police started telling people to leave including me.

late night Chicago city photos

Above: Chicago Cityscape lights captured near midnight.

half dome hug


Tim and Jenna had their destination engagement session at Yosemite National Park. I never get bored in Yosemite, and actually it’s my playground both for photography and for hiking.  I’ve hiked half-dome at least forty times now and it never gets less beautiful. I had to leave around 4a.m. in order to meet them for a quick breakfast at the cafe. We hit it off quick and then left for some engagement photos. They were really cute together and it was obvious they adored each other. They just wanted me to do my thing and trusted me. Tim and Jenna will be having their wedding at the Evergreen lodge this year, which will be my pleasure.

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