Their love. Their Chicago high rise. Their style. This engagement shoot. THIS couple. Clearly, I’m obsessed in love with everything about these two. Their wedding and this shoot happen to be a personal favorite of mine and it’s most definitely safe to assume that my camera can now die a happy death (but please don’t die, camera. I love you.). And that would be me, playing it cool.

Just as I knew in my heart of hearts, Diana & Doug have a beautiful love story. Theirs is the story of two people that met in Chicago, fell in love in Chicago, and planned their future in the beautiful windy city. One evening, as Diana was sitting by the fireplace in Doug’s amazing apartment, he looked over at her and got an overwhelming sudden urge to propose. Though Doug had known for a while that Diana was the one for him, he hadn’t “officially” planned the proposal… until that moment. He didn’t have a ring and he didn’t have a speech prepared. All he had was a powerful, undeniable amount of love for her and the assurance that he wanted to make her his forever. So in the very apartment they now share, with the lights from Chicago’s skyline gleaming through the large windows and the fireplace casting a beautiful warm glow over Diana’s skin, Doug sat down next to her on the floor and asked her to marry him. Taken aback but also knowing that this kind of love doesn’t come around easily, Diana accepted with all her heart. I honestly can’t imagine a more romantic proposal and I’m pretty confident that Doug and Diana are going to forever hold a special place in my heart, my career, and as our friends.

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There are so many photos I adore from this photoshoot that I decided to break it into two parts. The first part took place in their apartment, which initially belonged to Doug. Together, they remodeled it to suite both of their styles and Diana put her effortlessly chic hand print on their new home, which I ADORE. Hey guys, if you ever want roommates, we wouldn’t mind helping you out! ;)

Diana & Doug, may you have many a romantic nights on the floor next to that crackling fireplace. May you remember and always feel the power of that love. May you both enjoy your perfect, cozy space and fill it with memories, laughter, and more love than four walls could ever hold. We can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to photograph you, we love you, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for you.

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Have you EVER seen two more adorable people? I love that we were able to capture their love so comfortably in their own home. And speaking of their home… straight out of a Restoration Hardware catalog. This girl’s got serious style.

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The famous fireplace that holds a very special place in both their hearts.

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I’m just going to take a moment to rave about this girl. Diana is witty, ambitious, and successful at pretty much everything she sets her mind to. I quickly saw how caring of a person she was, her loyalty, and how big her heart was. But the best part about Diana is that she has no limit to how much she loves the people in her life.  And I know it’s obvious, but good grief, is she gorgeous.

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Because the light was so incredible in the bedroom and I loved the decor so much, I suggested we get some playful shots. These ended up being some of my favorites and I’m so grateful for clients that trust me and are willing to let loose and have fun.

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One of my favorites.

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  1. Christine says:

    beautiful people, beautiful apartment!! gosh, that view!

  2. Jaimie Lauren says:

    Definitely my favorite session too! What a great idea to do it in your home… that is, if your home looks like theirs. They are gorgeous!

  3. Jessica Gill says:

    oh, and I forgot to say that their proposal was the sweetest ever. Lucky girl, but def lucky guy… she’s so pretty!

  4. Jessica Gill says:

    I just found your blog and besides being SO beautiful and crazy talented, you’re HILARIOUS.

  5. kayla :) says:

    absolutely love this session. great job!!

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