This week I had the pleasure of photographing Kelly Prizel and her wife Natalie on the High Line at sunrise! Photographing other photographers is a huge honor but also kind of terrifying :-D It was so wonderful to spend some time with these lovelies, and I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites. <3
Wedding days pass quickly…the hours seem to positively fly by. And then moments like this when the grandparents of the couple are dancing and kissing and hugging without prompting…they stop me in my tracks. Building a marriage that lasts a lifetime, to love and dance and kiss each other forever. To cherish the short seconds that bring pause. To have and to hold, to remember. This is why I do what I do.
(the rest of Taylor & Luke‘s wedding is coming to the blog tomorrow! XXOO)
I’m so excited to introduce you all to Annie & Grant. It’s so much fun photographing friends! Annie and I were in small group together a couple years ago with Megan. My how time flies! She and her hubby Grant got married in Texas last year so for their anniversary they wanted pictures that showed their love for the city as much as their love for each other (which of couse I love!!). We got together last Saturday morning super early and I couldn’t be any happier about how these came out. Big hugs you two, and a very happy early anniversary!!
Halfway through the session Annie turned to me and asked if they could dance…because they love to dance in their kitchen. I seriously couldn’t think of anything sweeter if I’d asked! Also it makes me want to pull Wil in close, cuddle, and twirl :- )
Big hugs you two and a very happy Monday all around! XXOO
Beloved sessions are about celebrating your marriage. The laughter you share, the tears you shed, the secrets only they know, the pride you take in each other, the way you’ve grown together. These aren’t styled photo shoots. They aren’t engagement sessions. They are for married people in love. Not perfect love, but your love. This is time that we carve out to celebrate you two. Where you are now. Friends, meet Amanda & Katrina.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your first year of marriage!! All joy & happiness to you two (and big hugs today) XXOO
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to share this gorgeous couple with you today! I feel so blessed to have spent time with Chadwick & Chaili last weekend filming my promo video. At the end of the weekend before they flew home to California, I wanted to bless them with a Beloved session. I won’t lie, by Sunday morning I was exhausted. And I’m sure they were too. Thankfully it doesn’t show in the pictures ;-) Chadwick & Chaili have been married for almost two years. One of my absolute favorite things is to see how palpable love’s growth is over time. My goal with Beloved sessions is not to do very much posing or directing…but just to let the prompts guide through some really beautiful (and sometimes therapeutic) emotional space. I could talk for ages, but really I just want to share this lovely couple with you…
All my love, XXOO
Eek! Today is the day! I am SO excited to share Tiffany & Matt’s first anniversary Beloved pictures with you :-D Tiffany set this up as a surprise anniversary gift for Matt ON their first anniversary last Sunday! Isn’t that so cool? Matt is an architect and they both have always loved the Lincoln Park Pavilian, so we met there, and then meandered over to the North Avenue beach. I don’t want to keep you from the pictures, but I just want to say thank you to Tiffany & Matt for including me in their awesome celebration :-)
Before they got engaged Tiffany used to tell Matt that she didn’t need a ring to promise love forever, she just wanted a string. He gave her this as a reminder. So beautiful.
Happy One Year you two! XXOO