Sophie & Jess
It was so amazing to work with Sophie, Jess, Lily, and Penny their two Yorkies! When I originally spoke with Sophie and explained my vision of what I wanted to capture, I know that Jess was a tad nervous of my word ''intimate". To me intimacy isn't just physical, it's the emotion you feel around someone and that's what I'm aiming to capture with these couples sessions.
You fell in love for a reason, whether it was a month ago or 20 years ago. You fell in love. Your love is one of a kind, your quirks, humor, and emotion are like no one else's. Let us capture that!! If you're in a new relationship and you still have those butterflies every time you hold hands, kiss or embrace that's amazing! You've been in a long time relationship, you're comfortable with one another, your relationship and your love. You're newly engaged and you're smitten and excited for the new chapter that lays ahead! You're married (whether a year or 20), sometimes the day to day life of work, errands, simply adulting takes a toll on the relationship and we don't get to spend that one on one time with our loved one, especially after littles come. These would be a rekindle our love type session, remembering why you fell in love in the first place, recapturing your special unique relationship. We can be in your home to capture your day to day morning or I'll join you on your favorite activity out and about as you have a great time. These are meant to be documentary style, raw, authentic and to remind you how lucky you are to be with your significant other
During our session, I asked Sophie and Jess to be themselves, they'd ask me for direction and I'd keep telling them to do what's natural to them and their relationship. Of course, I'd give them prompts here and there to evoke a certain emotion, a laugh or a moment.
I'm so utterly in love with how these turned out, I left their home so inspired and happy for genuine love!!
Sophie being an amazing photographer herself it's always somewhat nerve-wracking to do their photos, but it was so much fun working with them both.
Here's a little recap into the session and their love story <3
How they met: Jess and I met at yoga. We both did “yoga for trade” which is where you cleaned the studio for 3 hours a week in exchange for a yoga membership. The first time I saw Jess was when she was coming for a class. I noticed her bright smile and eyes and thought she was just super cool. I got little butterflies every time I saw her but didn’t exactly realize what I was feeling until later. I had thrown a few compliments her way which I guess was me flirting. The story we tell everyone is that as she was leaving the studio one day I said, “I like your shirt!” and she didn’t hear me, so I sarcastically said, “or not…” and she turned around and was like “oh you were talking to me? Thanks.” And she left. I complimented her hair and nice tan as well before. I’m clearly super slick. Anyways, for whatever reason, I decided to be the biggest creep and look for Jess’ name on the yoga for trade sign up sheet so I could add her on facebook like the weirdo I am. She accepted, made a status about wanting tacos, and I took the bait, commented I love tacos, and we got tacos. We always joke how neither of us is the type of person who would go eat tacos with a random person we had just met, just the two of us. I guess it was our first date! Since Jess is the first girl I’d ever been with, my feelings weren’t clear to me until we hung out at her apartment once. The rest is history!
Are you looking for a Chicago, IL couples, lifestyle, or baby milestone/family photography? I would love to work with you! I offer a fun and unique experience in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago in Wheeling, IL. I also service surrounding areas, including, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Northbrook, Vernon Hills, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Glenview, Des Plaines, and other surrounding Chicago suburbs. To book your session, use this form.