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austin&tulia | chicago engagement photography

Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers

I totally wasn’t planning on blogging today, but sometimes I look through a set of recently finished photos and I just can’t wait. Plus… this story is just too cool. Added bonus: CHICAGO. Oh my heart, do I love this city.

(WARNING: SAPPY STORY AHEAD. Okay, now read on at your own risk.) ;)

These two are incredibly special to Drew and I. Which is a crazy thing to be able to sit here and say, because that guy you’ll see in the photos below? We dated for almost 4 years. And it really wasn’t the most amicable breakup in the world. Yeah… crazy, right?! I’ve told this story – the story of us being the wedding photographers for this fantastic celebration to-be – and have gotten some pretty strange looks from people. Understandably so! :) But what makes this whole scenario even cooler than it already sounds lies in the fact that we aren’t just their wedding photographers because everyone is amicable now – we’re their wedding photographers because we’re all the dearest of friends now. (Well, that, and I hope something about the fact that they like our work ;)) The 4 of us hung out the whole weekend surrounding these photos, and it was one of the sweeter weekends we’ve had. It was filled with laughter and music and ridiculous food and intentional conversation. We left with incredibly full hearts, so grateful for the way that life turns out sometime. Because it doesn’t always turn out that way, ya know? Sometimes friendships never get the chance to be remade – and I think that’s okay. But sometimes, just sometimes, it all takes a sweet turn, and you find that some of the people you will consider dearest are the people you least thought you would. And it’s perfect.

Austin&Tulia – gosh do we love you guys! You love the people around you so well, and holy moly you couldn’t be more perfect for one another. Also, you are incapable of taking a bad photo. So that’s makes our job pretty easy. ;)

All our love,

Alyssa&Drew

Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers
Chicago Engagement Photography by Chicago Wedding Photographers

james&alexiana | philadelphia engagement photography

So, I have been really excited to blog these two lovebirds. And today is the day!

Golly – there is just so much I could say about James&Alexiana. Their energy and passion in all they do is absolutely contagious. They are goofy as all get-out and have zero problem laughing like crazy together. (As you will see. :)) And one of my favorite attributes – your time spent with them is so intentional. Conversation is rich and they make sure you know how important you are to them. So I’m just gonna let you take all of those things and sum them up and you tell me how excited I am for them to be married. :)

And on a more personal note, I finally get to publicly shout from the rooftops (or from my computer in my living room) how incredibly instrumental James has been in helping us develop this little corner of wedding photography that we call our business. (Did I mention he is a BOSS photographer?) Wow, you guys. Hours of advice, countless SOS texts and phone calls when equipment (or my brain) goes awry, and an endless stream of encouragement. We are where we are – wherever we are – today in large part because of him, and to say thanks doesn’t even come close to cutting it. Our gratitude could never be fully expressed, my friend. But for what it’s worth, thank you. Thank you thank you.

Can you imagine how excited we were when this guy and his lady said they wanted us to photograph this amazing part of their life?! :)

Enough words! Time for you all to see how darn fantastic these two are. (Oh, and after that last frame we went and got tacos so yes it was the best night known to man.)

We love you both so much. Pumped to be your wedding photographers.

Alyssa&Drew

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a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
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a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers
a philadelphia, pennsylvania engagement session by philadelphia wedding photographers

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