Finishing up this couple’s engagement session and I’m thinking do I really have to wait until October to photograph them again?! Alex and Jemimah you rocked it in front of my camera 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Can’t wait for your wedding! .
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One of the best things about being knee deep in photos + edits during busy season is thinking about how many people out there are excitedly awaiting their teasers and sneak peeks. Here’s a little share from @claireefleming and Brent’s engagement session, and I’m pretty pumped to share more from it next week! #brookealaina#engagement
Summer is for color, sunshine, pretty florals and friends ☀️ Can’t believe it’s already the middle of August! We’re attending three more weddings this year as guests in Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Can’t wait to be back in all of these cities near to our hearts with dear friends starting this weekend!
I sent off this gallery yesterday and I just can’t help but to keep going through all of Katie and Taylor’s pictures. There were so many that were my favorite!! I just kept getting more and more excited as I went through each one!
Y’all, it’s already August 14th! 😱 Where has this month gone?! As I was writing my tasks inside my planner for tomorrow it hit me that I am half way through this month and it has me sooo excited for what’s to come the rest of this year! I especially can’t wait to share it with all of you!!! I’ve been hustling harder than @acehood in 2011 (y’all don’t remember that? I need to help you with your @applemusic playlist lol). All playing aside I’m so excited because by the end of this year my wedding portfolio will have an amazing foundation! When I tell you that you can literally do ANYTHING your heart desires I mean it! You just have to want more than anyone. And of course I can’t end this post without a @willsmith quote because let’s just get real ... he is legend (pun intended). “The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be outworked. Period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me; you might be all of those things – you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m gonna die. It’s really that simple, right? … You’re not going to outwork me.” ~ Will Smith Keep working y’all!! It will be worth it!!
Sunday’s session with these two cuties was a dream! John surprised his new bride, Mary Catherine, with a birthday trip to Chicago and a photo shoot documenting their time here! The look on her face when she figured out what was happening was priceless!! ❤️ Oh and did I mention MC is a photographer too?? I’m always honored to photograph a fellow photog. Can’t wait to share the blog post full of favs!
Fashion has always been one of my faves. I got it from my grandma who used to be a socialite in my hometown in the Philippines. When Melissa asked us months ago to do a portrait shoot with her, we didn't hesitate. Chicago's beautiful downtown area was the perfect backdrop for her session. She said she didn't do any modeling work prior (I still beg to differ, she was flawless!!). And of course, the pictures didn't disappoint. ;) - Yasmin
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Three years ago we had skateboarders flying down the bridge while we said our vows, a homeless man crash our wedding ceremony, and the best man brought a stripper as his date. Our wedding coordinator bailed on us and left the day in shambles, taking all the ceremony decor with her. So many things went wrong that day. I didn’t get that classic morning of getting ready with my girls or the moment with my mom zipping my dress up. And while it took me a while to get over the fact that my perfect day wasn’t perfect at all, looking back now, I love it. I love the crazy stories we now have. I love how I had wedding vendors like @oneofakindevents rise to the occasion and help set up 80% of the reception and a friend like @kelsirv89 who took over as coordinator and made sure I was fed and calmed me down after I burst into tears just moments before my ceremony. I love how the chaos made our first look so special, because it was one of the only calm moments of the day when it was truly just US. I love how its made me prepared for literally anything that could go wrong on my couple’s wedding day. And most of all, I love that I got to marry my 4th grade best friend - the one who shared a pet frog with me and who did all my math homework. Cheers to 3 years of fighting over who has to take the dog out to pee and eating way too much ice cream. Love you @bmacandcheese91
Received two inquiries this week regarding surprise proposals from guys I went to school with... crazy that a connection through school could lead to me photographing and helping plan one of the most special days of their life!
Happy Monday! Time to kick off my fancy shoes and put my toes in the sand. Actually, I don’t have shoes this fancy, but my brides never fail to pick a perfectly gorgeous pair for me to photograph! Tomorrow morning, we leave to Maui. The beauty of the islands never ceases to amaze me and I can’t wait get back to our second home! Hope everyone had a great weekend!
What’s better than love (and gelato)?? Patricia and Tony lived down the street from @blackdoggelato when they got engaged, so naturally we had to stop by during their engagement session :) Super excited for their Chicago wedding next year!!