katie + shaan ~ engagement photography

I just shot this session yesterday afternoon, but I was SO STOKED about it that I couldn’t wait to share! I started to review the images and I was tagging the ones I wanted to include in the sneak peek I planned to post… but by the end of it I had over 30 images I wanted to share, so I figured – forget it – I’ll just do a full post! 🙂

Katie and Shaan are such kind-hearted, amazing people. I met with them over drinks and appetizers a couple of months ago to discuss wedding photography… and not once did it feel like a potential client meet-up. Instead, it felt like hanging out with old friends that I’ve known for years. (It’s fabulous when that happens, isn’t it?!) Lucky for me, they emailed me shortly after the meet-up and told me that they’d love for me to be their wedding photographer! Naturally, I squealed and clapped when I got the email, because, well… I kind of had already fallen in love with them at that point. ha ha

Fast forward a couple of months – and here we are for their engagement session! Shaan is in graduate school at U of C so they decided to have the engagement session on the campus there since it is the main reason the two of them moved to Chicago. Before yesterday I had never set foot on U of C’s campus. But, let me tell you… I plan to go there A LOT more from now on! It is absolutely stunning! I could not get over all the photo opportunities. Seriously, I had to stop myself from shooting there all day!

Anyway – obviously I was so excited about the images that I had to share them all immediately. So go! Look at them! Enjoy! (Oh yes… and can I just say… How cute are these two?! They are so crazy about each other that I barely had to direct them!)

I can’t wait for their wedding in September!!

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