Sunday, September 28, 2008

AP+KP=True Love (and some saturday morning fun)


I've known AP for 20 years. We met and became instant friends...rode our bikes together, cheered and sang in show choir together, terrorized our neighbors lawns with t.p. together, and shared plenty of secrets. We even planned our H.S. reunion together. So when she met KP, and he later proposed to her after they finished the Chicago Marathon, I was getting a bit antsy to meet this fellow (and give my approval). They are getting married in less than 2 weeks and P and I will be playing our violins at their wedding. But I was anxious to add my own artistic touch to the festivities as well. They have booked Versluis Photography for their wedding...a fabulous studio just blocks from my house...but I was fortunate to get them all to myself Saturday morning for their engagement session!

They are so fun together and were complete naturals. No need for prompting of any kind! I just snapped away happily as they flirted and played.


We started in a favorite downtown spot of mine...then took a walk.


We walked the city streets...even stopped a few cars along the way.

Stopped for a quick kiss...

Rested our tired feet for awhile...

Stopped for a cup of joe...


and a bit of dancing...


We found an old abandoned truck just waiting for us.


And a few fire escapes that had potential.

Towards the end of the morning...we happened across a young couple moving old furniture out of a warehouse. I spotted this old cream chair and it was love at first sight. I asked to borrow it...and they GAVE it to me!

AP and KP...your love is contagious. If every couple in the world had the same amount of enthusiasm for life that you have...the world would be a much happier place!

Thanks for a great Saturday morning...Cheers to one of my oldest friends and her new love!

12 comments:

TaDa! Creations said...

Wow! You have got some really neat places to take pictures at. Love your "eye" for it.

~Angel

little wash wash said...

I wished you lived near me. I would love to have those type of pictures of my husband and I !!
Great Blog! Found you from Joys Hope!

Nic said...

brilliant. absolutely brilliant. you are a natural at this, girlie--well done!

Little*Precious Boutique said...

OH, those are FABULOUS!!!
They make an adorable couple, you can tell they are some fun loving people from your pictures.
and YOU & your chairs!
You crack me up! ;)

sarah in Hawaii said...

Wow what great photos, and all those places! Thanks for sharing!

Sara Farrar Photography said...

jenn! these are such fun pictures. i LOVE all the great use of color! the lighting is fabulous and they are sooOOOoo happy! you captured them perfectly! especially love the dancing and the truck...

Amy~our2peasinapod said...

Jenn~ Beautiful pictures! You did a Wonderful job!! I sure wish we lived close to you!
Amy

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Blissful Nikki said...

These are so beautiful! I am acutally wanting to get better at my photography just for my blog. Do you mind sharing what lens you used for these? They are stunning!!

Jenn said...

Thank you all!!

Nikki...I used my 5omm/1.8 lens for this session. When you take a close-up with that lens it gives you a nice bokeh (blurred background) and it lets in a lot of natural light! It is a great lens!

Jenn

Lala said...

Hi Jenn!!! How NICE of you to do such a WONDERFUL thing for your friend!!! I'm SURE she was LOVING all the photos (they are FANTASTIC!!!)... :o)

Thanks for sharing such GREAT pics *sigh*... oh to be a PHOTOGRAPHER!

Love, Lala :o)

jona said...

What a great looking couple!! Your pictures capture their happiness so beautifully!!