Chicago Engagement :: Theresa + Anthony

Two months before Anthony boarded a plane for the Peace Corps, he met Theresa. Timing could not have been worse for the two as Anthony was just weeks away from spending two years teaching English in Cambodia.

A mutual friend set them up. Somewhat of a blind date you might say. The two both went to Rolling Meadows High School together, but they never met until their first date at Looptopia Festival in Chicago.

Anthony is a go-with-the flow type of guy. Theresa is a planner and organizer – obsessed with the details. They knew they would end up together after only a few months of dating.

But before they could start the rest of their lives, Anthony headed off to Cambodia.

Skype. E-mails. Letters. They endured the long distance the best they could. Theresa even made the 18-hour flight to visit Anthony. Yet after 18 months, Anthony jetted off to be with his girl – for good.

There is something special about the love these two share. It radiates from their eyes when they look at each other. They will marry this June at Our Lady of Wayside in Arlington Heights. I had the pleasure of spending a Saturday afternoon with the two, capturing their love in all of their favorite places. Here are some of my favorites!


Stop being so stinkin’ cute, you two!

For their first date, the pair met at Ogilvie Train Station before heading to Looptopia Festival. Anthony wasn’t sure what Theresa looked like, but when he saw her he hoped (and prayed!) that she was the girl he was spending the day with!


Theresa, you are stunning! Really.

Theresa and Anthony are the sweetest, most loving couple I have met. I know their wedding will reflect this amazing love they share!

To see more of Theresa and Anthony’s engagement pictures, feel free to CLICK HERE.

Reverse the Curse :: Donate a Goat!

Today I threw on my red bottoms (jeans that is…I wish I was talking about Louboutins) and headed up to Wrigleyville for the Chicago Cubs’ opening day and to support and document a great cause: Reverse the Curse.

Last year, Jeremy Freeman, created Reverse the Curse for two reasons:

1. To help break the Chicago Cubs’ curse and bring them to the World’s Series

2. To donate goats to families in developing countries to help enrich their lives

I had the pleasure of documenting Billy the Goat and the loyal Cubs fans today. Let me tell you, opening day brings out die-hard fans (and a handful of trained drinkers…ok a lot of drinkers).

There was an enormous amount of interest and support for Reverse the Curse, but if you weren’t able to experience it firsthand, please check out Reverse the Curse to purchase a t-shirt or to learn more about how you can help donate a goat to a family in need!

Enjoy the photos from our super fun (but somewhat chilly!) day in Wrigley! :)