Andersonville Engagement Session

Ariel + Matt live in the quaint neighborhood of Andersonville. We spent some time in their cozy garden unit with their kitty, where Ariel showed off a special ring that Matt had given to her in Iceland where they were engaged (before choosing her official vintage engagement ring), nestled in some black Icelandic sand that Ariel’s sister collected from that very beach where Matt popped the question. 

We then strolled through the neighborhood to visit some of their favorite spots. We stopped at Lost Larson to warm up with some coffee and the most incredible Lingonberry almond cakes, then visited some of the many Andersonville scenic staples before spending some time soaking up the warmth of the sun at Lake Michigan.

Congrats on your engagement, you two!

Lush Green Garfield Park Engagement Session

Kate + Adi met 5 years ago at a First Friday in Wicker Park, where their love of creativity brought them together. They’ve been hand in hand ever since, frequenting antique shops, bowling alleys, and their favorite brew stops. They will be getting married at the lusciously green venue, A New Leaf this summer, and to gear up for that, we headed out, mid-winter to get some warmth and greenery at the lovely Garfield Park Conservatory.

We then hit up one of Kate + Adi’s favorite Lincoln Square spots - Davis Theater, where they visited their own initials encrusted in the cement, marking the beginning of their relationship. We strolled through the quaint streets of Lincoln Square on our way to our last stop - a favorite German tavern, Huettenbar, to soak up the evening with a couple beers and some cozy hygge decor. Cheers!

Engaged: Humboldt Walk and Speakeasy Cocktails

Marlene + Cory wanted to show off some of their local haunts. We met at their favorite Humboldt Park mural with Hiro, their (matching!) white Shiba pup, who was just as excited to frolic in the field as they were. Hiro let the two of them play on their own for a while, and waved us goodbye for our next stop. 

Marlene + Cory enjoy a good Chicago speakeasy, so I followed them to The Blind Barber for a visit at their bar and some private cocktails. 

This couple’s got swag - super excited to shoot their wedding this fall!