I was perfectly happy bidding farewell to all things winter for the season. But then KT Merry sent along this snowy Chicago e-sesh and I suddenly changed my tune. Complete with flurries and romance, cozy fashion and one adorable fur baby, this engagement is session is everything I love all in one pretty place. Have a peek at the gallery and don’t miss winners + announcements waiting down below!

From the Bride… Chicago holds a very special place in our hearts – Matthew and I met here four years ago and we couldn’t imagine our engagement session being anywhere else. We picked some spots around the city that are near and dear to us and were blessed with the most beautiful snowfall, providing the perfect wintery backdrop. KT Merry and Chad photographed my sister’s wedding last October and we’re so excited to have them capture our beach wedding this fall in Naples, Florida.

From KT Merry… We traveled to Chicago this January to photograph Leigh Ann and Matt in their hometown of Chicago. Thanks to the Polar Vortex, Chicago was experiencing extreme temperatures and on the day of our shoot the temperature hung around 10 degrees, before wind chill! We had hoped for some snow for our shoot and that afternoon a snow storm took over Chicago.. it was truly like shooting in a snow globe!

Leigh Ann and Matt were such troopers in braving the cold and we had so much fun shooting in Chicago’s winter wonderland. We are so excited for their wedding in Naples, Florida this fall- it will be such a beautiful contrast to their snowy engagement!

Photography: KT Merry Photography | Hair : Your Stylist AJ | Leigh Ann's Boots (with Pink Coat): Tory Burch | Leigh Ann's Boots (with White Coat): Burberry | Leigh Ann's Brown Boots: Burberry | Leigh Ann's Coat (white): Goat | Leigh Ann's Dress (indoor Photos): Zac Posen | Leigh Ann's Pink Coat: J.Crew | Leigh Ann's Scarf (with White Coat): Adrienne Landau | Makeup: Shannon O'Brien MUA | Matthew's Boots: Red Wing Shoes | Matthew's Coat: Penguin | Matthew's Jeans + Shirt: Bonobos

ONGOING GIVEAWAYS

$400 gift certificate towards stationery from Appy Couple
Two Ceremony by Joanna August dresses of your choice! (Last chance!)
Honeymoon Funds from Traveler’s Joy
Williams-Sonoma’s Annual Dream Registry Sweepstakes
$500 credit towards bridesmaids dresses on Brideside
$250 credit towards Fatty Sunday’s pretzels
FIVE winners will each receive FIVE boxes of Vera Wang Papers
$500 merchandise credit from Noritake
A free print sample from Whimsical Prints!

This week’s DISCOUNTS…

Postable
Squarespace
Abbey Malcolm Letterpress + Design
Zola
Beacon Lane

For our California brides… Discounts from Jonathan Young Weddings and Dr. Diaz and don’t forget to check out Houghton Bride’s Trunk Show this weekend.

For our Midwest brides… A discount from reStyled Vintage Rentals.

For our New England Brides… A discount from Aster B. Flowers

For our Tri-State brides…Don’t forget to enter to win Photography + Videography Collection from NST Pictures and discounts from Femina Photo + DesignNY Smile Specialists and HowAboutWe for Couples PLUS don’t miss Gabriella New York’s Winter Sample Sale!

And WINNERS…

Congratulations Kathleen H! You’ve won A set of flashcards from Learn to Speak Wedding; to Ms-Tea  won an engagement session at South Curl Curl beach from Poli Weddings and congrats to Katie Minnick who won an engagement session in Chicago from Artistrie Co.

Finally, congratulations goes out to Lindsay who won 100 Day Challenge Gold Package from Bride Body.

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