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Sometimes ‘look at her like you adore her’ turns into this…

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Megha and Mannar’s engagement session in Lincoln Park was filled with glorious golden light, lots of laughter, and a glimpse of the spectacular high rises in our pretty little city. The lovebirds flocked to Chi-town eight months ago from Pittsburgh, where they met in grad school. Like true newlyweds-to-be, Megha playfully bossed around Mannar, and he always nodded sweetly in agreement like any good husband.

So the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park may in fact be becoming one of my fave places for shoots (see here, and another shoot at the lily pool coming soon to the blog)… pretty dreamy if you ask me! We also shot at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Work consumes both of them, and Megha also travels four days a week, so she’s usually wiped when she gets back to Chicago. This e-sesh provided them a mini tour of their city – they LOVED discovering Lincoln Park and these two gems off the beaten path.

They will be tying the knot in traditional Indian fashion in India in December. Congrats and good luck, Megha and Mannar!

xo, Melissa

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Michelle and Adrian are tying the knot this weekend! In anticipation of what will surely be a stunning day for the duo, they enlisted me to capture them in this very moment – a gorgeous day at the Chicago Riverwalk. Michelle and Adrian went to high school together in Chicago, and you guessed it, are high school sweethearts! LOVE!

The engagement session is a great way for me to get to know a couple before the Big Day. I get a first look at how they interact, their quirks, and gain a real feel for their personalities – all of which I try to highlight in every shot. To know these two is to know lots and lots of teasing, laughing, loving. (Look at Michelle’s sweetly impish grin – doesn’t she look like she’s got a fun, little secret?)

Michelle and Adrian are so cute together and were real easy to work with. We had a great time snapping away around the riverwalk, including in front of the iconic corncobs at Marina City. There was never a dull moment!

Can’t wait to shoot your special day!

xo, Melissa

p.s. What do you think of my logo refresh? I thought it was time to freshen up my brand and add a little personal touch to it.

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chicago river walk engagement pictures

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alfred lily pond family portraits

This might look like any other family session, but I have a SURPRISE to announce!

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We’re pregnant with #3!

I’m so excited to share this news with all of you, dear readers. I’m 12 weeks today, and even though this means I’ll be giving up my much-coveted dream closet / office, I couldn’t be any happier with how things turned out. Back then, when I was pregnant with LWG, I was truly worried if I could ever love #2 as much as Roman. I quickly found out that I could – and I did – and now I’m feeling a bit like a veteran when it comes to the idea of a #3 joining our family. I cannot wait to love on this precious new member!

Roman is a super big brother to LWG, and he’s already showing his loving spirit to this teeny peanut inside me. I like to ask him where #3 is and he always replies, “In Momma’s belly. Baby #3 is sleeping in Momma’s belly!” Then he’ll press his little face to my belly, and say, “When are you coming out to play, #3??”

Thanks to fellow photographer Katherine Davis of DeepEnd Imagery for shooting our sweet family session at Alfred Lily Pond. Roman was obsessed with the ducks and Rhys, well, in typical LWG fashion, he just wanted to explore everything and everywhere! We can’t wait to see what #3 will be like.

p.s. Scroll all the way through to find out whether we’ll be decking out our new nursery in pink or blue!

xo, Melissa

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Aaaaaand we’re expecting a….

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