Friday Fancie :: Chicago

It is my kind of town. Really. I always had a sweet spot for Chicago. But after 2 months of traveling through South and Central America, I realized how much I missed (love) this city.

Amazing food. Kind people. Unique architecture. Deep Dish Pizza. Beaches. Urban lifestyle. Trendy Nightlife. Mag Mile Shopping. Fasincating Musuems. Perfect backdrops for any type of photography. Chicago. Has. It. All. :)

I am truly, madly, deeply in love with Chicago. And I fell in love with it even more when I stumbled upon my new favorite spot with this perfect view.

Chicago Engagement :: Jennifer + Aaron

The universe brought these two to Chicago. After graduation, Jennifer moved from her hometown of St. Louis to Chicago. She got settled, developed great friendships and enjoyed her single time in the big city. A short time after Jen arrived, Aaron completed law school and also started his life in Chicago. However the two had yet to meet.

Both were living their lives in Chicago until one night their paths crossed. Jennifer went out to a local Wicker Park bar, Boundary, expecting nothing more than a fun evening with friends, but was delighted to meet her future husband. After chatting at the bar, a relationship flourished and the rest is history.

Jen is outgoing, full of life and has a go-with-the-flow type personality. Aaron is a little more quiet, letting Jen take center stage, but has a sense of humor that leaves a group laughing.

It was clear after spending the afternoon with them wandering around Chicago that they are crazy about each other.

The two are planning a destination wedding in Naples, Florida, but they wanted to take engagement photos in the city that brought them together. So we met at the Kinzie Street Bridge, exactly where Aaron proposed in February, to capture their love.



To see more of their Chicago engagement session, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or simply watch it here….

Baby Peyton :: 3 months

When I learned that baby Peyton was on the way, I knew he was going to be my perfect baby model. Peyton is my cousin Jenni’s first son, so I am beyond excited to have this little guy in my life and even more excited to document him growing along the way for two amazing parents.

At his first big photo shoot at 3 months, he was exactly what I expected. Perfect!

During the 3 hours of shooting, he was completely fascinated with the camera, almost always looking straight into it. And the camera loves his huge blue eyes. Peyton is starting to smile more and more, so we had fun catching him giving little smirks at mom and dad.

This little nugget wants to be a part of the action at all time. He refused to fall asleep for his nap because he didn’t want to miss out on what was going on. But eventually he gave in and let me sneak some photos of him while he slept.

It was hard to pick my favorites from this session (because he is so adorable!), but here they are.

To see more of baby Peyton, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or simply watch it here…