Archive for August 2012

Maria and Israel

So I'm finally posting the photos I took with Maria and Israel. Maria is a long-time friend of my fiance, they've been friends since high school. So that's how I became friends with her as well. Maria is an amazing girl and Israel is perfect for her. They are complete opposites but that's what makes them so great together.

Maria's family and some friends also joined in on the photos and they brought some awesome red balloons as props.

This group of friends love to joke around with each other, 
which made for great laughing photos of course

 Everyone all together,
Maria had everyone wear white

Such a cute couple,
both have great smiles

Family photo 

 Lots of goofing off

Portraits of Israel
 The sun was starting to set so of course I had to get a bunch of backlit portraits



They each had a pair of balloons which were tied together and
then everyone released them 

Balloons flying away...

Just the girls 

The ring.

It was wonderful taking these photos and I can't wait for their wedding in September.

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Upcoming: Engagement Portraits

A month ago I did engagement portraits for a friend whose wedding is in one month. I'm also doing her wedding photography as well. She invited some friends and family to join her for the shoot so there are group portraits as well. They are very much in love with each other and everyone got along great, smiling and laughing together.

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Talia and Brandon

Talia and Brandon got married on July 7th, just a month ago. They had a short and simple ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center with an intimate group of 20 friends and family. After the ceremony, we took group shots and portraits in the Cultural Center and then while their friends and family headed off to a restaurant for cocktail hour, we walked across the street to Millennium Park for more portraits.

Brandon putting on his boutonniere in the lobby.

Walking to the ceremony room.

Waiting and chatting with friends


Signing the official papers.

Officially married.

Crossing the busy boulevards to get to Millennium Park 
they got a lot of "congratulations" from passing people. And they said
"thank you" to every one.

Talia has such a big and bright smile 
and she was laughing and smiling the whole time.
She and Brandon clearly have a fun and loving relationship.

Talia wore these adorable red flats with her dress.
Brightly colored and comfortable.

Such a joyful and easy-going couple.
Many happy wishes for your new life together.

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