This past April I had the pleasure of shooting a surprise engagement party at the Hotel Bel-Air for my close friend Stephanie Snow. The original purpose of the engagement wedding party at the Hotel Bel-Air was for Ellen Black of Lehr and Black Custom Invitation’s birthday.
It is finally nice in Chicago, and during my most recent visit I found myself pushing through about 5 destination engagement sessions during my month-long visit.
We are rolling out another fantastic same-sex, gay engagement session but this time it is with my close friends Michael (on the left) and James!
I have known Michael for 12 years, and James for a little under 5 years. Before the two were engaged, Michael mentioned he wanted me to be their photographer. I kept my mouth shut because I stopped doing work for close friends and family a long time ago due to overactive nerves. The day arrived and Michael proposed and, of course, Mr. James said yes.
This beautidul Chicago wedding in the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental might be a routine place for me to photograph, but this is not your routine couple. Welcome to a little slice of Jordy, her husband Tom and their families' special day.