View Posts By:




Lincoln Park Proposal

You know what makes me happy?  A sweeter than sweet proposal.  A sweeter than sweet proposal set against a breathtaking Windy City backdrop featuring one seriously adorable duo, the fabulous stylings of CityGirl Weddings and a whole lot of l.o.v.e.  It’s beautiful decor from Life Made Pretty meets happily ever after and you can see it all captured by the amazing Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema right here in the full gallery.


From Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema… I am so excited to share the prettiest proposal we have ever seen! When Jim started planning how he would propose to Autumn, he knew just where to do it. Though they currently live on opposite sides of the country, in a few months they will be meeting in the middle with a move to Chicago. Their new home seemed like the perfect place to surprise Autumn with the perfect proposal.

It didn’t take long, however, for him to realize that planning something special from across the country wouldn’t be easy. Jim enlisted the help of CityGirl Weddings to help him create something truly special. Shar from CityGirl brought in some amazing partners, including Life Made Pretty, who provided the gorgeous florals and the perfect, romantic, setup. It was truly like a dream, one of the most romantic proposals we have ever seen! We were absolutely blown away!

Jim and Autumn started out with dinner at North Pond restaurant. As they finished, they walked up through Lincoln Park where they were serenaded by a guitar player, and on to this romantic setting where Autumn found a bottle of champagne and a personal poem that Jim wrote just for her. Jim got down on one knee, and of course, Autumn said yes!

Photography: Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema | Decor: Life Made Pretty | Linens: Private Label Linens | Music: Gig Masters - PartyPosh | Planning: Citygirl Weddings

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
Spring Engagement in Chicago from Buena Lane Photography

Springtime in Chicago… a fabulous time of year.  One that makes for breathtaking e-session backdrops and a whole lot of magical moments frolicking around the city.  Case in point?  This gorgeous shoot captured by Buena Lane Photography, which combines some of our favorite Windy City backdrops, beautiful imagery and an adorable duo celebrating, what else?  L.O.V.E.  See it all in the full gallery.


From Eileen Marie of Buena LaneI met Ed and Laura at a Carmel wedding a few years ago. They are the type of friends you’re happy to know– fun-loving, caring, genuine. And Ed has a laugh that will make the whole room laugh along with!  A few months ago they were engaged and moved to the Midwest.  I was thrilled to shoot their Chicago engagement session.

What fun we had running around the Windy City! We started out, bright and early at the Bean in Millennium Park. We beat the crowd and caught some gorgeous morning light off the lake. From there, we headed to Lincoln Park. Even though the day was unseasonably cold, we were happy to see the blossoms had still made it out. Later in the day, we wrapped it up with burgers and local brew at the Public House… and of course, the iconic shot in front of the Chicago Theatre!

Photography: Buena Lane Photography | Locations: Millenium Park + Lincoln Park + The Chicago Theatre

Modern Chicago Engagement Shoot from Christopher|F Photography

We have Christopher|F Photography to thank for our dose of style and sweetness this morning, and it is one beautiful dose. On a gorgeous day, in gorgeous Lincoln Park – each and every image in this gallery is well…gorgeous. It’s an engagement session with a little bit of spunk, and makes me excited to see what these two have up this sleeve for their big day. Until then, get lost in their e-sesh here.


From Christopher|F Photography… Christine and Eric wanted to capture their engagement session in the beautiful Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and what better place than the park itself and along the lake front. The light was beautiful as it peaked in and around the different structures we visited. Ending the evening out by the pier to capture the essence of the city as well as the love of the couple.

These two met in college at Iowa and came to Chicago a few years ago. They will be wed next year back home in Iowa!

Photography: Christopher|F Photography |Location: Chicago’s Lincoln Park + North Avenue Beach