Emily and Jeff’s engagement

I had a blast with these two! We explored Michigan Ave and surrounding areas on a super hot and humid afternoon.

I knew it would be an awesome session when I was getting shots like this in just the first couple of minutes!

Rosalyn and John’s engagement

I had a wonderful evening wandering downtown with John and Roz for their engagement session. Can’t wait for the wedding!

We met at the University Club and played in the library there for a bit.

A little trip to the garden by the Art Institute

I asked them up hop up between the trees, not realizing that there were thorns there. Sorry guys 🙂 They were great sports!

And the actual shot I was going for

One of my favorites views downtown

There’s something about the smiles and simplicity of this shot that I really love

Kim

Kim is always lots of fun to work with. She’s up for anything (I love that in a subject!) and she smiles and laughs easily.

Shot in a cool bathroom downtown

Jill and Lou’s engagement

I strolled the streets of downtown Chicago with Jill and Lou over the weekend; it was so beautiful out! They were so comfortable in front of the camera (or at least appeared so!); laughter was a constant state for them.

I love having my couples dip! I kept telling them it’s great practice for their first dance.

“Can you guys go squeeze into that small space together?” “Sure! No problem!”

Christy and Brett's wedding

I had a great time with Christy and Brett and their family and friends for this spectacular Valentine’s Day wedding! We lucked out with decent weather, so we were able to play outside a bunch.

Brett’s twin nieces (the flower girls), were quite enthralled with Christy as she was getting into her gown.

A nice moment with all of Christy’s girls helping her

One of my favorite moments of the ceremony came when the priest said “I’m sure every man here is jealous of Brett. Not just because he’s marrying this beautiful woman, but because he’ll never forget his anniversary for as long as he lives”. I hadn’t thought of that plus, choosing Valentine’s Day as your wedding day.

Hooray! We’re married!

A note to photographers: it’s handy to have a dance background so you can show the groom how to safely dip his bride 🙂

Love the drama in this one

We spent a while in the middle of the street in front of the Board of Trade. I love this downtown view!

This pretty much summed up the day: everyone was so happy and full of life all day. It makes my job easy!

We ventured to the downtown train platforms for some fun times

We only rode the train for one stop, so we had about 30 seconds to cram everyone in here (there may be some passengers hiding amongst the wedding party… not everyone had time to move!)

I can’t recall whose idea this was, but I love it. They asked this fellow passenger to sit on the bench with them and pretend to be annoyed. She was laughing too much to actually be annoyed, but I enjoy the shot anyway.

This was probably the best part of the whole day. We started with just a simple portrait of the wedding party at The Bean (Cloud Gate), and then they decided to invite all the onlookers to join them in a photo…

It was just incredible watching this mass of people run, scream, and laugh their way into this photo. I loved it! This moment reminded me of a brief clip in the video from wherethehellismatt.com: at 0:57 you see hordes of people running into the shot at this same spot.

Mmmm.. cake

Their first dance

And for more photo fun, watch the slideshow!

Christy and Brett’s wedding

I had a great time with Christy and Brett and their family and friends for this spectacular Valentine’s Day wedding! We lucked out with decent weather, so we were able to play outside a bunch.

Brett’s twin nieces (the flower girls), were quite enthralled with Christy as she was getting into her gown.

A nice moment with all of Christy’s girls helping her

One of my favorite moments of the ceremony came when the priest said “I’m sure every man here is jealous of Brett. Not just because he’s marrying this beautiful woman, but because he’ll never forget his anniversary for as long as he lives”. I hadn’t thought of that plus, choosing Valentine’s Day as your wedding day.

Hooray! We’re married!

A note to photographers: it’s handy to have a dance background so you can show the groom how to safely dip his bride 🙂

Love the drama in this one

We spent a while in the middle of the street in front of the Board of Trade. I love this downtown view!

This pretty much summed up the day: everyone was so happy and full of life all day. It makes my job easy!

We ventured to the downtown train platforms for some fun times

We only rode the train for one stop, so we had about 30 seconds to cram everyone in here (there may be some passengers hiding amongst the wedding party… not everyone had time to move!)

I can’t recall whose idea this was, but I love it. They asked this fellow passenger to sit on the bench with them and pretend to be annoyed. She was laughing too much to actually be annoyed, but I enjoy the shot anyway.

This was probably the best part of the whole day. We started with just a simple portrait of the wedding party at The Bean (Cloud Gate), and then they decided to invite all the onlookers to join them in a photo…

It was just incredible watching this mass of people run, scream, and laugh their way into this photo. I loved it! This moment reminded me of a brief clip in the video from wherethehellismatt.com: at 0:57 you see hordes of people running into the shot at this same spot.

Mmmm.. cake

Their first dance

And for more photo fun, watch the slideshow!
http://www.emilydewan.com/clients/ChristyBrett_Highlights/showit.swf

Julia and Pat's wedding

Julia and Pat wanted the most simple wedding they could have, so they were married in the Chicago courthouse and then we did a portrait session. It was so much fun! I was smiling the whole time I was going through these photos, just remembering how happy the couple was. Congratulations you two!