Kellie + Kyle | A Chicago Engagement Session

I still can’t believe my family is hiring me again. Sure, when I was shooting (film!) on the side in college in the early 2000s, they would book a family portrait session here and there, but while I’ve been living thousands of miles away in Washington and New Jersey, the family and friend client stream had more or less fallen flat. Until now.

My cousin-in-law, Kellie, just got engaged and I’m so very honored that she has chosen me to photograph her wedding in Michigan next June. I think I can actually count the number of times I’ve seen Kellie over the past seven years on one hand. But I’m so excited to see that over those same seven years she fell in love with Kyle, and I couldn’t be happier for this couple!

Kellie and Kyle are both talented soccer players in their senior year at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and they traveled down to Chicago in between games and classes to do their engagement session with me. I had so much fun! It was amazing to catch up and really get to know them better. We started the session around State Street in downtown Chicago to capture a few images of the Chicago Theatre and then made our way out to Navy Pier. You’re going to love the contrast of images from the city streets, bridges, and buildings to the relaxed carnival feel of Navy Pier. Read on, friends. :) And don’t forget to let Kellie and Kyle know how fabulous they look in the comment section below!

Some love for the Marina City towers:

I also had to grab a shot of one of the lovely Chicago water taxis. They’re about the only taxi in Chicago that you can count on being yellow. I still get a little confused hailing a white or green cab on the streets here since I’m so used to every taxi being yellow in New York!

I love that when we went over to Navy Pier, we also did a wardrobe change. I think it’s fitting to be cozy at such a fun place. (Plus, it was pretty cold outside that day!)

Interested in having me capture your wedding or engagement session in Chicago? Let’s chat!

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Cheri (mom) - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
Awesome photos!!!October 14, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Kirsten - The pictures look great. It’s almost surreal to see you shooting family again… You’ve certainly come a long way.October 15, 2010 - 1:27 am

Jillian - So great Sarah! I love the pictures on the Navy Pier. I can’t wait to see the wedding day pictures :)October 15, 2010 - 8:18 am

Sarah - So glad everyone likes these. :) Thanks, friends. Kellie and Kyle are so much fun!October 15, 2010 - 9:05 am

Nicole Haley - Oooh, these are super fun! I love the light and how cute they are together. Beautiful work as always, Sarah.November 15, 2010 - 7:04 am

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