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Love Illuminated: A Sunrise Engagement Session at Navy Pier │Chicago, IL │Engagement Photographer


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Engagement photoshoots are a great way to capture the love and connection between two people who are planning to spend their lives together. And what better time to do it than at sunrise when the light is soft and golden, and the world is still waking up? That's exactly what Beth and Michael did for their engagement photoshoot, and we were lucky enough to be a part of it.


It was a cold morning, with temperatures in the 30s, but Beth and Michael were troopers, braving the cold to get the perfect shots. We started the shoot with some shots capturing the iconic Ferris wheel in the background. Navy Pier is a special place for the couple as it is where they had their first date, and it's also where Michael proposed. So it was only natural that they chose this location for their engagement session.


As the sun started to rise, we moved to the pier to capture some shots with the sunrise in the background. The light was perfect, casting a soft, warm glow on the couple. We were able to get some great shots with the pier in the background, as well as some close-up shots of the couple. Beth and Michael were so comfortable in front of the camera, and their love for each other shone through in every shot.


We then moved back to the ferries to capture some more shots with the beautiful staircase as the background. We were able to capture a variety of poses and expressions, from playful to romantic, and everything in between.


Overall, it was an amazing experience working with Beth and Michael. They were so in love, and it was evident in every shot we took. We were able to capture a variety of photos with different lighting, but my favorite ones are definitely the ones at sunrise. The warm, golden light created such a beautiful atmosphere, and it made the photos feel even more special.


Thank you, Beth and Michael, for choosing us to be a part of this special moment in your lives. We wish you all the happiness in the world and cannot wait to see what the future holds for you both. Congratulations on your engagement!


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Engagement Photographer│Plainfield, IL │Vero and Sal LLC│Joliet IL

Some Bunny is One Cake Smash Session │Cake Smash Photographer │ Joliet, IL


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Last Sunday, we had the pleasure of photographing Abraham's first cake smash, and what a celebration it was! The theme of the party was "Some Bunny Is One," and Abraham was dressed up in a cute little bunny suit, complete with long ears and a fluffy tail. He looked absolutely adorable and couldn't stop smiling.


As photographers, we had been fortunate enough to have worked with Abraham and his family before. We first met his mom and dad when we did their maternity photo session, and then we were back again for a newborn lifestyle session after Abraham was born. It was an absolute delight to be able to capture his first birthday photos too.


The cake smash was the highlight of the day, and Abraham was more than happy to oblige. He was dressed in a blue cake smash outfit that complemented the bunny suit perfectly. The cake was also in keeping with the bunny theme and was decorated with a cute little cake topper with bunny ears. Abraham enthusiastically took to the cake and was soon covered in frosting from head to toe. His joy was evident, and his smile was infectious.


We snapped away as Abraham enjoyed his cake and giggled at the mess he was making.


Overall, it was an incredible session, and we feel honored to have been a part of it. Seeing Abraham grow from a little bump in his mom's belly to the smiling, cake-smashing one-year-old he is today has been an amazing journey. We are excited to see what the future holds for him and his family, and we hope to be there to capture more special moments along the way.


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Cake Smash Photographer│Plainfield, IL │Vero and Sal LLC│Joliet IL

A Masquerade Emerald Green and Gold Quinceañera Celebration at Azteca de Oro│Joliet, IL │ Quinceañera Photographer

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Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of being a part of Amaya's quinceañera celebration, which was held under the theme of Masquerade. The colors of the event were emerald green and gold, which gave a regal feel to the entire event. We started our day at Amaya's house, the family was so excited for Amaya's special day, and their support and love were apparent throughout the day.


Amaya was the picture of elegance and sophistication, turning heads in her stunning green gown dress with delicate gold accents. The gown was perfectly tailored to her figure, accentuating her figure and creating a flowing silhouette that commanded attention.


What really set Amaya's look apart, however, was the way she paired her gown with perfectly matching jewelry. From her earrings to her necklace and bracelet, every piece of jewelry was carefully selected to complement the colors and tones of her dress, creating a cohesive and coordinated look that was truly breathtaking.


Despite the chilly and windy day, we went outside for some portraits with Amaya's court of honor, and they were all so brave and enthusiastic despite the cold. The pictures turned out beautifully, and we were grateful for the opportunity to capture such a special moment in their lives.


We then headed to the venue, which was decorated with Amaya's color accents. The venue looked breathtaking, and the green and gold colors gave a majestic and elegant feel to the entire celebration. As the ceremony started, Amaya received a couple of gifts, including a change of shoes and a crowning. However, the most emotional part of the ceremony was when Amaya received her last doll. Her grandmother gave her a doll that had been passed down through generations from Amaya's great-grandmother. It was a touching moment that brought tears to everyone's eyes.


Amaya's mother also gave her the ring that she had received on her quinceañera. It was a meaningful gift that symbolized the bond between mother and daughter. It was evident that Amaya was surrounded by love and support from her family throughout the entire ceremony.


Then came the waltz, and Amaya danced gracefully with her court of honor. Her poise and elegance were a sight to behold, and her smile shone brighter than the stars. Her surprise dance was equally impressive, and it was evident that Amaya had put in a lot of hard work and practice to make the day special.


The cake-cutting ceremony followed, and everyone enjoyed a slice of the delicious cake while dancing the night away. The DJ played some of the best hits, and the dance floor was never empty. It was a night filled with laughter, dancing, and memories that would last a lifetime.


Amaya's quinceañera was a beautiful celebration that reflected the love, support, and traditions of her family. The masquerade theme, along with the emerald green and gold colors, gave the event a majestic feel. The day was filled with laughter, tears, and beautiful memories that Amaya and her family will cherish forever. We were grateful to be a part of such a special day and wish Amaya all the best in her future endeavors.


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Venue: Azteca de Oro Hair: Amanda Lugo

Carter:La Joliet DJ and Entertainment: Latin Entertainment, Claudia la de Jalisco

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