Meriel & Joe - Palatine, Illinois Engagement Photos

THE FIRST WORD MOST OF US WILL SAY IN 2016:

''HAPPY''

Happy New Year! From the bottom of my heart, thank you to my clients for trusting me and to my family and friends for encouraging and loving me in 2015. You are literally making my dreams come true.

I was thrilled to get a message earlier this year from Meriel asking about engagement photos. I've known her since the days when our moms had to drive us to the mall, but hadn't seen her in years so it was a treat to reconnect and meet her fiancĂ©, Joe. They originally crossed paths while studying food science -- which sounds delicious AND educational. And apparently is also a recipe for love. ;)


For their photos, we rendezvoused at Meriel's parents' gorgeous historic home (in my hometown...Holla!). The house was built in 1907 -- a fact that I appreciate much more as a photographer/adult than I ever did as a youngster. Just look at how charming it is! And this sweet couple...I am always honored to be asked to photograph anyone, but it was an even more heartwarming experience to see an old friend aglow with happiness. :) 


Cheers!

Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
— Abraham Lincoln