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Welcome, I'm Lisa! Wedding and portrait photographer, wife, mama, and J.Crew's biggest fan. I'm here to make sure your photos are oh-so classic with a pop of emotion. Photography aside, I'm a Chicago girl through and through. I love shopping, live in flats, and believe a manicure is always a good idea. On the blog, you'll find recent sessions, tips for brides, and life/studio updates. Grab a mug of coffee and stay awhile! I'm so glad you're here.




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Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Chicago


Hello, Hello!  I am still obsessing over last weekend’s engagement session in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood!  Meet Sasha and Ivan.  One sweet, stylish and beautiful engaged couple.

This past winter, I met Sasha and Ivan over coffee.  Instantly I was struck by Sasha’s beauty, her radiant personality and her love for photography.  She already knew about golden light for getting the best photos and looked up the proper time for her wedding. (YAY!)  Ivan, a Bulls and Sox fan, shared with me the story about how he met Sasha for the first time.  He smiled as he told me they met at Chicago’s Four Shadows bar through a friend.  From that moment on they were inseparable.

So Many Tender and Loving Moments

We planned to meet for their engagement session in Lincoln Park and at the Lucana Lofts in Pilsen.  Our session started at the Lucana Lofts where we took some really amazing photos from their incredible rooftop!  It took a bit of wandering around to find our way up there but the view of the city was so worth it!  So much great art and views at this spot.

From there we traveled up to Lincoln Park to get some golden hour photos at the Lincoln Park Boardwalk.  And you guys, Sasha’s pink chiffon skirt!!!  It looks so romantic and etheral in these photos.  Beyond gorgeous!!!   Ivan thought she looked so pretty, too.  We captured so many tender and loving moments between the two of them at this spot!

Sasha and Ivan, it was such a pleasure to spend my Saturday evening with you both.  Sasha, you are truly a photographer’s dream!  You were not only so excited about your photos, you picked the most incredible outfits to wear!  You look so beautiful in all your photos and I cannot wait to see how stunning you will look on your wedding day!  The love between the two of you is so precious and one of a kind. I love seeing Ivan’s face as he looks over at you in photos!  Thank you both for embracing the cold weather so that we could capture these special moments!  Can’t wait for your wedding this fall!



Gear used for this session:

Canan Mark III

Canon 50 mm 1.2 Lens

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  1. Vanessa Rhodes says:

    Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures. Sasha’s great-aunts are in the 70s. And don’t travel as much to be able to send this link is awesome 👏🏾. Thank you

    • Lisa Hufford says:

      Hi Vanessa! I am so glad you could send the link to her great-aunts! I can’t wait to post the highlights of her beautiful wedding soon!!!

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