When Ashley reached out to me and wanted me to capture her engagement photos, she had one small and simple request-- it NEEDS to be on a beach. Her and Paul are getting married in beautiful Punta Cana later on this year and wanted to incorporate a beachy setting in their engagement photos. I said DONE! I know the perfect place! We met at Navy Pier for coffee and snacks while we waited for the rain to die down. RAIN?! Yes. It was literally raining sideways and there was no way my clear umbrellas were going to keep these two dry. There was nothing we could do but wait and I'm so glad we did!
The rain stopped but there was still an overcast which, my photographer heart screamed hallelujah! We walked over to Ohio Street Beach and began shooting. Luckily, on a summer afternoon, there was NO ONE at the beach because of the storm! Again-- hallelujah! Haha! I could not get enough of these two. I barely had to give them direction because they were so wrapped up in each other and were just SO. IN. LOVE!
Enjoy some of my favorite highlights from their session!
That ring!! You did great Paul!
I could not stop laughing through out the whole day! Ashley and Paul were so playful and willing to be their goofy selves which, made them feel so comfortable. And I loved it!!
Twirl Paul, twirl!! :D
Ashley you looked absolutely stunning! You're going to be such a beautiful bride!
These next images, I can't help but LOVE them. Paul is a police officer and Ashley wanted to incorporate that into their photos so she brought a couple things for us to play around with! When something is a piece of your lifestyle and tells part of your story, it makes me so happy to bring them into the photos!
Thank you Ashley and Paul for such an awesome afternoon and letting me get to know you. You are such a beautiful and happy couple and I wish you SO much joy as you begin this journey of marriage together later on this year!
Have so much fun in Punta Cana when you finally get to say "I Do" ! It's going to be magical!