This engagement was in Ottawa, Illinois this last summer and just last night Ottawa was hit by a massive tornado. Ottawa has been such a huge part of my life and career the last 10 years. It’s a beautiful town full of amazing people who have been so great to me through the years. My heart hurts to see the photographs of the damage from last night. As I sat down to start working today, thinking about the little town, I thought it fitting to post an Ottawa engagement that features some of it’s Downtown’s best characteristics.
Carly and Sam live in a revived loft apartment in the booming Downtown. We started there to get an intimate lifestyle approach to the first half of the photos. Then, we headed outside and just walked around using the features of the buildings to capture an Urban energy to the second half of the photos. Carly and Sam are high school sweethearts and have an enduring romance about them. They are quiet, affection and sweet to one another. Their obvious friendship coexists with their relationship with ease. And it goes without saying, Carly is a beaut with a high sense of fashion. She is also is an incredibly young successful entrepenuer which always pulls at my admiration heart strings.
I am so happy to say that I will be making the trip to Hawaii with Carly and Sam this December to capture their wedding on the beach! I’m already envisioning polka dot bikini and sun hat for fun Hawaii portraits.
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