Love in Chicago

Meet Troy & Crystal. They are smart, funny and know how to show a small town girl around the beautiful city of Chicago. These two love birds will be getting married next month in the Oregon wine country and it will be my pleasure to capture it. While planning their wedding from Chicago they told me they wanted to use their city as the backdrop for their engagement photos.  A few planning emails and phone calls later I was on an airplane to Chicago. I had a great time getting to know their city, the beautiful waterfront, their neighborhood and most of all their favorite BBQ joint. Oh and we made a few fun photos of Crystal & Troy while we were at it.

It was really, really hard to narrow these images down for this sneak peek, but here are a few:

A big thanks again for the cultural center building, and smoke daddy bbq for letting us shoot inside! Chicago was welcoming and hospitable in every way. Troy & Crystal you two were wonderful to work with, again it was my pleasure to point my camera your direction. I can not wait to capture your wedding next month in my neighborhood. As new clients and blog readers you know what is next right? It is blog challenge time. If you can get 30 people to comment on this little blog post I will throw in a 11×14 wall hanging on the house. So leave some love people!

xo em

  • July 13, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Lisa Teso - GORGEOUS!!

    Wow, can’t wait to see the photos you make with them at Elk Cove.

  • July 13, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    Crystal - Emily – You ROCK! These are so fabulous! Thank you so much for these beautiful photos and for coming to Chicago to take them. See you in 6 weeks! AHHH!!!!

  • July 13, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Emily Hallock - You two look so happy! I absolutely love these pictures 🙂 Congratulations!

  • July 13, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Susan Weilbaecher - Awesome pics! So excited for their wedding and the festivities surrounding!

  • July 13, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Julie - Absolutely gorgeous!

  • July 13, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    Jessi Ramirez - These are gorgeous! A celebration of love and our beautiful city… Congratulations!

  • July 13, 2011 - 12:53 pm

    Jessi Ramirez - Gorgeous – a celebration of love and our beautiful city. Congratulations and I can’t wait to see the ones in Oregon!

  • July 13, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    Brandi - The pictures are fabulous and so are Crystal and Troy! Cheers to many more photo worthy moments in your future together as husband and wife!!!

  • July 13, 2011 - 12:56 pm

    Katie B - I love these!!! You two look great:)

  • July 13, 2011 - 1:01 pm

    Christy Bray - Gorgeous pictures! Love the “silly face” ones, and all the pictures really seem to capture Troy and Crystal’s personalities perfectly!

  • July 13, 2011 - 1:11 pm

    Kara - OF COURSE they took you to smoke daddy. Nice photos of the Tiffany’s dome!

  • July 13, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Bobby G - Nicely done Emily!!!

  • July 13, 2011 - 1:24 pm

    Mara - Beautiful photographs. These fit Crystal and Troy perfectly.

  • July 13, 2011 - 1:24 pm

    Juliana Gaither - Amazing pictures! They’re so much fun and definitely capture the two of you and the city so well.

  • July 13, 2011 - 1:29 pm

    Kelly - You guys look amazing, love the Loub close ups 🙂

    Can’t wait for Oregon!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 13, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    JeanandSteve - Ah, yes. Love. It is well captured in these photos, and Crystal and Troy look great. Nice work, Madame Photographer.

  • July 13, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    Roxanne - I love these! What a great couple to photograph!! I can’t wait to help celebrate!

  • July 13, 2011 - 2:08 pm

    Kathy Beveridge - Great pictures! Congrats Crystal and Troy!

  • July 13, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    Caryne bowyer-salyer - Wow sis and Troy look so calm and beautiful together! 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 - 3:20 pm

    Rachel Trudel - Wow!! These are absolutely stunning and really capture the love you two share! Very beautiful! 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    Teresa - These photos are awesome!! Can’t wait to see wedding pics!! 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    Erin Van Horne - Beautiful! Love the locations! Can’t wait to see what the wedding pics will look like with such amazing engagement shots!

  • July 13, 2011 - 7:40 pm

    Vanessa - Love the pics! Can’t wait for the wedding 🙂

  • July 13, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    Troy - Emily you couldn’t have done a more percect job of capturing us in our city. Can’t wait for the wedding!

  • July 14, 2011 - 5:29 am

    Kristen Green - Beautiful pictures!! I loved every single one!

  • July 14, 2011 - 7:33 am

    Brady K - mmmmmm, nothing says love like BBQ from Smoke Daddy…

  • July 14, 2011 - 7:55 am

    Vivian Rainey - Wonderful pictures, very creative. You both look very happy. I wish you all the best!!!

  • July 14, 2011 - 7:57 am

    Ryan - These are great photos in our beautiful city. Nice job capturing the essence of the city, with the joy of the couple.

  • July 14, 2011 - 8:19 am

    Will Smith - Great pictures! I’m glad Troy had a chance to wipe the bbq sauce that was probably smeared all over his face off before those shots were taken. Troy loves those Smoke Daddy ribs.

  • July 14, 2011 - 8:22 am

    Will Smith - Great Pictures! I’m glad Troy had a chance to wipe the bbq sauce off his face before those Smoke Daddy shots were taken. Troy loves those ribs.

  • July 14, 2011 - 8:28 am

    Cathy Wegener - These photos are amazing! Kudos to Emily; you captured some sweet, gorgeous and natural moments of my two friends. They appear just as I know them: beautiful, fun-loving and very much in love.

  • July 14, 2011 - 11:09 am

    Brady K - now I just want to dive into a rack of baby back ribs. anybody else?

  • July 14, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Crystal Bowyer - I’m sure Troy would join you, Brady. And I will definitely need a Smokedaddy Bloody Mary this Sunday.

  • July 14, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Kevin Baker - Now that is some sexy stuff!! Honestly, those pictures are great and congratulations again, can’t wait for the wedding.

  • July 15, 2011 - 5:10 am

    Ryan - These are great photos in our beautiful city. Nice job capturing the essence of our city, with the joy of the couple.

  • July 18, 2011 - 10:22 am

    dianne pierce - I’m the proud mom of Troy and ablsolutely love the pictures. A great looking pair and thier love shines through. Great photos!

    Dianne Pierce

  • July 20, 2011 - 10:50 am

    Kristine Abeln - What stunning pictures! You have captured these two perfectly. I love each and every picture! Congrats Troy and Crystal!

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