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Lindsey & Chris | Engagement Session at Architectural Artifacts, Chicago

Lindsey and Chris live out of state so I met them for the first time while photographing their engagement session here in Chicago. After a few minutes I knew we would have a very nice time working together. They are such a sweet and lovely couple.

They like outdoors and really wanted to have their engagement session outside, but since the weather forecast for Chicago was not promising, we had to think of an indoor location as a backup plan. We’ve chosen The Architectural Artifacts, but since it was only drizzling when we got there, we decided to take some pictures outside as well. I’m glad we did it, because the light was beautiful that day. I’m looking forward to photograph Lindsey and Chris on their wedding day again!

Kristie, Jennifer, Carla, Theresa and Heather

A couple weeks ago, on a beautiful November afternoon I had a pleasure to photograph Jennifer and her sisters. Every year all sisters meet in a different place to spend a weekend together. This time they came to Chicago to visit Jennifer and decided to do a fashion weekend. Jennifer’s husband took portraits of the girls in his studio (you can check the pictures on his blog) and I did an outdoor session. The girls are fun, friendly and close to each other, so I had a good time photographing them all together.

  • Jennifer LaVere - Hey there-
    thanks for this post!! I just came across it now! I like the cropping in front of the Ferris wheel where we’re on the bench. That may be the one my parents want for their wall. I’ll share the link! Thanks again for your great work! We all had a nice time doing these:)

  • Carla - Thanks for the fabulous CD! It has SO many awesome photos. The last one you posted here on your website is my favorite. :) I think I’ll have it printed 8×10 and get it framed. It was fun shooting with you at the pier. Thanks again. Carla (sister #3)

  • Kristie - Great Job! It’s been fun seeing how it all turned out. Glad we had a chance to “work” together. It was certainly a memorable experience!

  • Anna - Thank you girls for your kind words. They are much appreciated. I’m happy you like the pictures:-).

Weather Report.


“Any day I’m vertical
is a good day”
…that’s what I always say.
If you ask me,
“How are you?”
I’ll answer, “GREAT!”
because in saying so,
I make it so.
When Life gives me dark clouds and rain,
I appreciate the moisture
that brings a soft curl to my hair.
When Life gives me sunshine,
I gratefully turn my face up
to feel its warmth on my cheeks.
When Life brings fog,
I hug my sweater around me
and give thanks for the cool shroud of mystery
that makes the familiar seem different and intriguing.
When Life brings snow,
I dash outside to catch the first flakes on my tongue,
relishing the icy miracle that is a snowflake.
Life’s events and experiences
are like the weather -
they come and go,
no matter what my preference.
So, what the heck?!
I might as well decide to enjoy them.
For indeed,
there IS a time for every purpose
under Heaven.
And each season brings its own unique blessings.


  • Tabitha Isaacson - Wow, what a great poem and wonderful perspective on life in general. One that I will try to remember, especially when this Northwest rain tries to get the best of me!

    Thanks for posting.


Diana & David | Engagement Session

November in Chicago can be pretty interesting. When it comes to photographing people outside this time of the year, I often worry about the weather (if you live here, you know what I mean). Basically you hope for the best. Diana and David really wanted to catch some last colors of the fall and we were trying to find a nice place for their engagement session. I’m glad Diana mentioned Chicago Botanic Garden, because I like it a lot. It was a great choice! The weather was great, the colors were still there and most important I was photographing people in love :-).
It’s great to see the couple enjoying each other so much that they seemed to forget about me… running around with the camera ;-). I really had a good time and enjoyed their company. They are such warm and kind people.

  • Lygia - Oh my goodness! that’s my cousin david! you did it again Anna, they look lovely! What a beautiful couple! and such beautiful fall colors!!!

  • Naomi - Yay, I’m glad David took my recommendations. I didn’t find out you took his engagement photos until he told me as his engagement party. You did a great job, as usual. I still get many compliments on my wedding photos…. :)

  • Erica - Wow, beautiful pictures! Dave and Diana are such a perfect couple…..Great job Anna with these pictures, also…..

  • Tabitha Isaacson - Hey, I know those people!! :) FANTASTIC pics, and what a beautiful couple. LOVE, LOVE LOVE the fall backdrop! :)