Casey+James | Frankfort Engagement Session | Olympia Fields CC Wedding Photographer

As a photographer living in Frankfort, or even any of the surrounding areas, Downtown Frankfort is a go-to place to shoot. From babies, to families, to weddings, and even dogs. It’s a beautiful place with many different facets to explore. Add to it, the most jaw droppingly gorgeous couple (yes thats a word), Casey and James, and it’s a recipe for success. But this time, there was more. This time, there was an overwhelming sense of grattitude that followed us as we shot. Last year Casey lost her father to ALS. James was lucky enough to have met him before he passed. Casey was lucky enough to have James to help her through the toughest times. Casey told us that when her dad was fighting this disease, he would often visit the park in downtown Frankfort. The rocks were one of his favorite places to sit, to look out over the pond. Autumn and I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but the smile on Casey’s face as we sat in that same spot spoke volumes. And James, was the perfect gentleman who knew what she needed, when she needed it, without having to speak a word. They were definitely made for eachother. The warmth in her heart is absolutely infectious, and the way he makes her laugh, made us all smile. We are better for knowing them, and can hardly wait to meet the rest of their families at their wedding next year. Congratulations Casey and James! Enjoy every moment!! xoxo A&M

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Ashley+Jeff (and Zoe too!) | Frankfort Engagement Photographer

We had such a fun time playing in the park with Ashley, Jeff and the newest addition to their little family, Zoe. It’s no secret that Autumn and I are dog lovers, so when Ashley and Jeff asked to bring their new fluffy baby, we were over the moon. Together, they make the perfect combination…lively, playful and hearts overflowing with love. They even braved the mosquitos (yikes…sorry Ashley!) for a beautiful late summer day. We can hardly wait to capture their wedding, and witness all of the beautiful things to come for the three of them! Congratulations Ashley and Jeff!!! xoxo A&M

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Cheryl - August 20, 2014 - 9:30 pm

Amazing. Beautiful.. Romantic pics!!

Sydney Becht - August 20, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Autumn and Melinda,
What great photos. Thanks so much. You captured not only Jeff and Ashley’s love for each other but also for their little puppy Zoey.
Can’t wait for the wedding and your amazing photos of it.
Syd

Deanna+Nick | Sunset Glam Engagement by the Water | Chicago Wedding Photographer

My mama always said “There’s a lid for every pot”…and with Deanna and Nick this couldn’t be more true! These two were made for each other. Nick just has to give her the “look” and he calms her. It’s one of those things that you have to just see to know, but when you do, it brings truth to the old adage my mom coined. They have something that cant be explained, but it’s magnetic. Congratulations Deanna and Nick! We are so happy to know you, and even happier to be a part of the amazing upcoming wedding! It definitely wont disappoint! xoxo A&M

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Katie & Josh/ Olive Park Chicago Engagement Shoot/ Chicago Area Wedding Photographer

If there ever was a couple that represented the famous phrase “Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After” it is our amazing couple Katie and Josh. It’s obvious to see that they are madly in love but it’s in their laughter that you see how deep that love goes. Whether it be a smirk, giggle or a sweet whisper, Josh knows exactly how to bring a smile to Katie’s face and a twinkle in her eye. It’s the Joy between them that is evident to everyone around them. Even strangers stopped to watch the happy couple and congratulate them on their engagement. We are so thankful to have met them and super excited to capture their “Happily Ever After”!! Congratulations Katie & Josh! xoxo

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Josie+Brad | Marquette Park Sunset Engagement Shoot | Chicago Area Wedding Photographer

Some people just shine from within. When you meet Josie, you completely understand. She has a light about her that comes from deep down. She’s a sweet soul who has met her perfect match in Brad. Josie and Brad told us that they often walk their dogs through Marquette Park and they would love to have their engagement shoot there. Who knew that Gary, IN was so beautiful. Who knew? ….. they knew. They were so comfortable in a place so beautiful…a place they find comfort….a place they are smart enough to frequent. You could just see that the moment we walked out into the park. They took a deep cleansing breath, and they were happy. They were happy to be there on a beautiful night…..together. Such a wonderful lesson for us, and we are happy to know them! Congratulations Josie and Brad! You are just perfect together! And if you were wondering…the absolutely perfectly appointed hair and makeup were done by the incredibly talented Emily Wolf of Emily Wolf Makeup Artistry. To all of our A&M Brides…Check her out, she’s amazing!

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