Posts Tagged ‘engagement’

Pam and Jim’s Engagement Photos in Chicago



Pam and Jim were kind enough to let me share in an important day in their lives – these are the engagement photos we took in Downtown Chicago.  These first few photos were taken at “The Bean” in Millennium Park – it’s a really cool reflective statue, seemingly seamless, in the shape of a bean.

You can see a lot of folks like to visit The Bean, and there’s a wedding party on the right there, behind Pam and Jim.


Cheated a bit on this one – there is very little room here on this side of the bean, and you’re stuck with a wide-angle lens – therefore, my DoF was a bit bigger than I hoped (even open wide).  So there was a lot of distraction in the background – I used Photoshop to pull the couple out from the background, feathered the selection a bit, and did a HUGE lens blur on the background to make them pop.



After Millennium Park, we took a taxi to the Adler Planetarium, right on Lake Michigan.  It has an awesome view of the city’s skyline, and Pam really wanted to show her family (in the Philippines) what it looks like in Chi-Town!


Purposeful lens flare here… Probably a bit more than I had intended, actually (some dust on the lens).



We were all done, and we saw this interesting sculpture (mostly impossible to see in this photo) gleaming in the sunset. 

20091010-LaChica-LaSota-Eng-0308-6180  It was a fun day in the big city!


Two Photo Shoots at Foster Avenue Beach


I can’t recommend more strongly to photographers the wonders of the myriad beautiful places available at the Foster Avenue Beach in Chicago, IL.  It’s awesome!!!

First, I met Barb, LaKeita, and Zariah for a fun shoot:

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After we finished up, I did Engagement photos for Joe and Kara – a lovely, sweet couple from Indiana.  Good luck on your wedding, guys!

Graffiti and pretty girls – always goes well.


Check out those eyes!


The place also has this sweet pier with a warning light at the end.

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And a lovely hill.



Good luck, guys!

Josh and Michele’s Engagement Photos



Took these pictures of a wonderful couple (Michele and Josh) on Sep 19th, at the site of a dam and locks on the Dupage River in Channahon, IL.  Just a great place to visit, and wonderful with a nice sunset!

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Lots of fun, and a great place for photos.