Debbie and Jan had a beautiful wedding in Wheaton at Danada House. This place is one of our favorite venues and offers so many great spots to do outdoor portraits. I can shoot there all day and find more to do.  It was a little wet that day but that didn’t stop us from walking around! Debbie and Jan were amazing to work for and I’m happy they chose me to capture their wedding day. Enjoy looking at this snapshot from their day!

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We had the pleasure of doing engagement portraits of Katelyn and Bobby the other week! We had some nice late afternoon light along the lakefront at Montrose Harbor in Chicago. Here’s a few shots from their beautiful session. If you are interested in having us do engagement portraits for you please send us an email!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGE

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The other week Jean and Ben had me come take a few portraits of them and their dogs at their home. They wanted the session to be at their first home that they built together before they sold it.  I love being able to capture these meaningful moments in people’s lives! Here’s a few of my favorites from their shoot.

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Katie and Mike had such an amazing day for their wedding, and we loved being able to share in it!

These two were so great to work with, and every detail was beautiful and perfectly arranged by Melissa at Clementine Custom Events!

We started the day at The Westin on Michigan Avenue, before doing a beautiful first look at Fourth Presbyterian Church across the street.  Following that, we did portraits at a few beautiful spots in the city before ending up at the Newberry Library for their sweet, heart-felt ceremony and lovely reception.

We so loved being a part of Katie and Mike’s day, and are excited to share a few of our favorite images:

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Jake and Jennifer

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When Jake and I got married, we knew we wanted our little family to be generous of heart, and involved in giving back to our community.  We didn’t quite know exactly what that would look like, but soon found a calling in animal welfare and rescue.  We brought home our first foster dog not too long after our wedding, and have been actively fostering homeless animals ever since.

To date, we have fostered 93 homeless pets, including 52 dogs, 39 cats and 2 rabbits.  There’s a good chance that we’ll be throwing ourselves a little party when we hit 100 lives saved!

We are very excited to announce that, going forward, every time a couple books us for their wedding day, Two Birds Photography will be making a donation in their name to one of our favorite rescue organizations: Second City Canine Rescue!  Second City is an incredible organization, one that we are continually impressed with, and proud to be a part of.  We know that these donations will be used to help homeless dogs reach full health, and find amazing forever families.

That feels good.

And you can feel good too, by spreading the word and telling your friends about us!

It is our dream that one day every dog will have a home, and that if someone is looking to add a pet to their family, that they will choose adoption.

Thank you for supporting us on our journey, and thank you for being here to share the news with!

And now, please feast your eyes on a few of the incredible dogs we have fostered and found homes for through Second City Canine Rescue:

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Jake + Jennifer

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