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Chloe & Aaron Engagement Session Sir Georg Solti Garden Wrigley Building Chicago IL

Chloe and Aaron inquired with me about a Fine Art Wedding Photographer via email. I was incredibly excited to meet them both, so we set up a Zoom call amidst COVID-19. I had a ball getting to know them virtually! One thing led to another and Chloe and Aaron decided to drive down all the way from southern Illinois to meet me in Chicago for their engagement session.

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How They Met

Aaron is a southern Illinois native; he met Chloe when she came to the University of Southern Illinois to study accounting. Now, shortly after their four year anniversary as a couple (way to go, you two!), they are preparing to tie the knot and be together forever. When they are at home together, Chloe and Aaron love spending time with their tuxedo cat, Walter.

engagement session Sir Georg Solti Garden Wrigley Building Chicago IL

Engagement Session Sir Georg Solti Garden Wrigley Building Chicago IL

When Chloe first emailed me about their wedding plans back in February, she expressed a connection with my work, which I’ve reproduced here: “In our very overwhelming search for a wedding photographer we keep coming back to your portfolio and love it! Our number one priority for our photos was finding someone who could deliver timeless Fine Art photos, and we believe you have done that effortlessly to your previous clients.”engagement session Sir Georg Solti Garden Wrigley Building Chicago IL

She went on to add, “We are also pretty shy people in front of a camera. Neither of us has gotten professional photos done before so we also really need someone who is going to help us get out of our comfort zone and just have fun with the whole day.” I absolutely love it when my couples are not MODELS! it, when the client shares details like this with me, makes my DAY! My Brand and business are built around service and trust! When my couples share more with me about their past experiences, preferences, and fun little details, I can better serve them on their wedding day. I strive to be authentic and personal in my business and my relationship with my couples.

engagement session Sir Georg Solti Garden Wrigley Building Chicago IL

On an aesthetic level, Chloe and I talked at length about how much she and Aaron value-neutral color palettes and clean, bright imagery. But beyond that, I was so glad Chloe and Aaron felt comfortable sharing with me about the past experiences and comfort in front of the camera, because… engagement session Sir Georg Solti Garden Wrigley Building Chicago IL

These guys are were such troopers, enduring a five and a half-hour drive to Chicago! Even though Chicago’s current COVID-19 closures prevented us from visiting the parks we wanted to see most, we decided to that COVID-19 cannot define their beautiful love story so we headed to Sir Georg Solti Gardens and enjoyed a beautiful evening of perfect, golden light, good conversation, and lots of laughter as we explored the Sir Georg Solti Garden doing this amazing engagement session.

The more you tell me what’s important to you, the better I can serve you through the images I create. If you scroll through the gallery below, you’ll see that Chloe and Aaron look a far cry away from the camera-shy folks she described in her initial email. By using a bespoke system of cues and prompts, I was able to partner with Chloe and Aaron to help them feel at ease in front of the camera, and we all had a lot of fun in the process. After I delivered Chloe and Aaron’s gallery, Chloe wrote back saying, “We had such a great time and felt super comfortable! Thank you for everything!”

I love receiving messages like that because they are tangible reminds me that the services I provide are impactful and meaningful to someone else’s love story. If you’re wondering what sorts of cues and prompts I used to help this wonderful couple feel so at ease, here are a few highlights:

  • Whisper in her ear one reason why you can’t wait to marry her.
  • Take a deep breath and imagine a life together 50 years from now.
  • Do you have your first dance song picked out? Hum the tune together while you’re dancing now.
  • Whisper to him one reason why you’re so proud of him.
  • Stare into each other’s eyes and say your favorite thing about the other person.

engagement session Sir Georg Solti Garden Wrigley Building Chicago IL

Later, we took an Uber to a classic Chicago landmark, the Wrigley Building, where we ended the session with a gorgeous sunset over the Chicago River.

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And if you’d like even more insight in the process I use for every wedding day portrait and engagement session, check these two resources out: engagement session Sir Georg Solti Garden Wrigley Building Chicago IL

The Five Foundational Movements

The Magic of Movement and Emotion

Chloe and Aaron are planning a luxurious celebration at Danada House, in Wheaton, IL. I can’t wait to celebrate with Chloe and Aaron in June 2021. Congratulations!

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