Emily & Aaron Engagement

posted on: January 28, 2008

emily & aaron engagement

I don't know how I get so lucky to have such beautiful couples, but I'm not complaining!! Emily & Aaron are so cute together- they couldn't help but smile whenever they looked at each other and it was soooo endearing. ;-) Their wedding will be in Indianapolis, but they wanted to capture the spirit of their new home together in Chicago. They live in the perfect urban neighborhood where Emily can walk to work and they can just walk down the street for groceries or a night out. I love neighborhoods like that!

emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

When we talked about what they wanted for their engagement photos, they told me that they wanted to incorporate the city and the feeling of living in the downtown area. Nothing says downtown urban quite like alleys, subways, construction and busy streets!
emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

It rained a little, but not enough to stop us from shooting!!
emily & aaron engagement

Bling shot!
emily & aaron engagement

We found a garden courtyard full of green plants and flowers that was quietly tucked behind an iron fence, just across the street from the alley we started in. I thought it was really interesting when Emily & Aaron told me that they had never really noticed it before... but maybe now it can become their little hideaway in the city. ;-)

emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement
I admit, I totally prompted it, but Emily gave me the idea when she told me how much she loved the floral arrangement in the window and how she wanted one like that for her wedding! I think she looks pretty convincing, don't you?!

emily & aaron engagement

Emily asked if I ever take pictures in crowded areas, and I had to chuckle because almost all of my images are taken in very public areas with plenty of on-lookers! However, you often don't see other people in the pictures because I'm pretty crafty about how I choose to frame an image. So, for their engagement session, I set out to show a little more of the people around us- to really add to that feeling of being in the middle of everyone and everything.

emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

And some onlookers just want to have THEIR picture taken...
emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

It's always a great sign for me when the guys start getting silly! That's when I know I've successfully loosened them up in front of the camera! HA!
emily & aaron engagement

I looooove kissing pictures!! I also love that engagement photos are a time for you to just enjoy being together. ;-)
emily & aaron engagement

emily & aaron engagement

Thank you so much Emily & Aaron for the wonderful Italian dinner before heading back on my long drive. I never told you about what happened that night, but I didn't make it home until about 6 am. It's a long and crazy story, but let's just say that I learned I need to hire a driver for my future trips to Chicago. I really wish we had a train or bus that went direct from Terre Haute, but I'm sure I'll find at least one college kid here who doesn't mind hanging out in Chicago for a day! I can't wait to see you on your wedding day!!
emily & aaron engagement

25 comments, to add [click here]:

  1. you keep out doing yourself and i keep LOVEING YOUR WORK. wow....these are just awesome Anne!

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  2. every single one of those images is just YUMMY ... I love them love them love them ...
    thanks for sharing ...
    xo
    -Amy

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  3. Anne, these photos are just outstanding! You always have such a clean, fresh style and this session is no different. These photos look like they belong in a very cool clothing catalog. :)

    The couple looks so relaxed in front of the camera. You do good work lady.

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  4. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Anne I LOVE this session! I went to nursing school with Emily and we got engaged a few months apart, so I was THRILLED when she booked you...because i knew this would be the result-FABULOUS pictures!!!
    --megan doddridge

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  5. Awesome images Anne! I love the feel of the city and the couple.

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  6. Anne, these are absolutely gorgeous! I have to say that this is probably one of my most favorite engagement sessions ever. How perfect that she wore that bright red jacket - it just POPS in every photo. GREAT job!

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  7. I LOVE these, Anne!! just fabulous!

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  8. Good, good, good! Looks like you spend a lot of time with them...

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  9. Anne, these are so amazing! I'm just lovin it!

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  10. Anne Schollenberger3:10 PM

    Anne-These are my favorites of yours by far! Just love them! Wonderful work.

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  11. That looked like a fun magical mystery tour - and what a stylin' couple...I am in awe of people who can look effortlessly put together. Looks like FUN :)

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  12. ooooh those are all SO fabulous!!!!

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  13. What a great session Anne.....I love the urban feel!

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  14. kim le9:14 PM

    WOW Anne - your photos are incredible! I just love visiting your blog! The pic with them kissing against the window is amazing!

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  15. Some of these look like pages right out of a magazine! So gorgeous - the couple and the photography!

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  16. What a fun couple... loving the urban shoot...especially the subway shots, they're fabulous! Nice work Anne!

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  17. Anonymous8:04 AM

    You know what sets you apart from other photographers is the raw/authentic emotion in your subjects. They always make me smile or feel the love they share. Thank you for posting your work!
    -Lynne Stacey

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  18. You make it look so easy. I have done MANY Anne Ruthmann inspired poses. Your awesome girl.

    ~Sam

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  19. Wow Anne! Love the urban textures in these photos. The couple obviously felt very comfortable with you as they always seem to be.

    -John
    www.northernlightfilmworks.com

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  20. Anne, you know I have seen ALL your engagement sessions and I have to say this one of my all time favorite sessions.

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  21. This is urban photography to the max! You have a fabulous eye--I so love stalking your blog! :)

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  22. LOVE this post! she has the cutest outfit! great work anne! :o)

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  23. YOU ARE SO GOOD!!! I love your images.

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  24. gorgeous images!! and such a cute outfit...love it!! ;)

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  25. love your work! you inspire me ....looking at your images really ignited my passion for photography once again!

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