Engaged: Anne & Rick

Wheeeeee! Happy hump day!

I just got the link to Anne & Rick’s engagement session with J Wiley Photography, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite shots with you before sending you over to Jen’s blog (which has many more gorgeous pics!) Not to mention, I’m having so much fun working with Anne and Rick for their April 2012 wedding at the Rookery!

OMG, talk about magical sunlight!!

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They ended their date with a stop at the Golden Nugget… could they get any cuter?!

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Style Me Pretty: A Secret Loft Garden

Ahhh!! It’s been sooo difficult to contain my excitement about our photoshoot that is featured today on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog!

Back in the winter, I had lunch with Grace from Vale of Enna Floral Design and photographer Kenny Nakai, who had recently moved into their fabulous new studio space in Lincoln Park. Uhm, hello-what-a-perfect-place-for-a-photoshoot!! There are a ton of pics in the SMP feature and even more eye-candy in the Gallery, but here’s one that’s not in there:


Grace and I, tired and happy after hours of tweaking and perfecting :)

Here is probably one of my favorite shots. I am OBSESSED with the hanging mirrored table number!



I can’t even explain how tricky these bubble shots were to pull off!! But I saw it in my head and was determined to bring it to life. It involved me standing on a tall chair, ungracefully huffing and puffing, while Grace fanned the bubbles in the right direction, all while Kenny snapped a million shots! But totally worth it :)


Another one of my favorite details were the mirrored escort cards in the glass globe holders with a dainty ranunculous bud.


What do you think, friends?!

Images by Nakai Photography.
Event Design & Styling by Sweetchic Events
Florals by Vale of Enna
Draping by Art of Imagination
Food by Pure Kitchen Catering
Calligraphy by Write by Mike

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Chicago Botanic Garden Rainy Day Engagement Shoot

Wow wow wow, are you guys in for some unbelievably gorgeous EYE CANDY today!! Photographer Erica Rose just sent me the link to our fabulous couple, Angela & Phil, who are getting married at the Eaglewood Resort in 2 weeks, and I couldn’t be more smitten with their engagement shoot. They’d been stalling on the shoot, waiting for good weather… and finally at two weeks out, they couldn’t wait anymore. The storm clouds were imminent, but they carried on anyways, and the resulting pictures are so romantic and unlike any I’ve seen before! The Chicago Botanic Garden holds special meaning for them and was the perfect backdrop for this rainy day photo session. This is just a snippet of the full set… definitely check out Erica’s blog for MORE pictures!

Here comes the rain!! Angela and Phil had no problem kicking off their shoes and having a blast!

Angela & Phil, I’m so excited for your wedding in two weeks!

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