Long Grove / Chicago Illinois Engagement Photography: Elaina & Bobby

Q&A with Bride to be Elaina:

Where did you two meet? Bobby and I met when he was in eighth grade and I was in seventh. He was and still is best friends with my brother, Evan; in addition, Bobby’s older sister, Lindsey, and my older brother, George, were also good friends. Considering the fact that we are all so close in age, we all shared each other’s friends, including Bobby’s younger brother, Donny. Growing up, our house was the party house where all the kids would meet almost every day after school. My mom always had a home cooked meal and both my parents always welcomed all of our friends as their own.

How did Bobby Propose? I am not too fond of surprises and I thought it was difficult to surprise me, but Bobby did pull off a wonderful surprise when he proposed on December 23, 2011. Bobby told me that we were going to meet his friend Ryan since we hadn’t seen him in a while due to his crazy work hours since he is a firefighter. On our drive down to the city, Bobby reserved a hotel room which I was unaware was already booked. We went to the hotel room and waited for Ryan to call us. While waiting, Bobby and I went out to dinner and then returned back to the hotel room. When I opened the door, I saw champagne and chocolate covered strawberries (my favorite). I turned around in confusion, and there was Bobby holding the ring in his hand.

Who chose the ring? Since Bobby and I have been together for about seven and a half years, we had talked about wedding ring styles. He knew exactly what I liked and picked it out on his own without me being aware.

Favorite part of Engagement session? Our favorite part of the engagement session was laughing with you and Walter. You both made us feel comfortable and we had some funny one-liners. We will never forget when you joked to Bobby, “Smell her hair!” Or when I threw my shoes into the field and Walter looked at me like I was crazy. We are honored that you took our engagement photos and we are looking forward to you capturing our wedding day:-)

Wedding plans? Our wedding will take place at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the W Chicago City Center on New Years Eve 2012.

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April 5, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Matt - wow, beautiful work, love the colors and compisition

Happy Hollow Columbus Indiana Wedding: Lindsey & Kyle

Q&A with Bride Lindsey:

Favorite moment:  My favorite moment was  when Kyle dipped me for the kiss during the ceremony.  He warned me about 10 seconds before and I went with it.   It was great!
Funniest Moment:  Logan decided he did not want to walk the flower girl down the aisle and then at the last minute changed his mind and sprinted down the aisle to give Kyle a high five while his “Here Comes the Bride” sign fell apart.  Some of the best parts of the day were the unplanned ones.
First Dance Song: Born Again by Third Day
Dress: That Special Touch; Dress Sash: My mom and Aunt Kimberly Agnew Smith; Flowers & Decor: My aunt Kimberly Agnew Smith; Pies: Friends & Family; DJ: Chris Gordon; Catering: First Class Catering; Lighting: Rob Gaskill; Photography: Stacy Able Photography

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Midwest Pet Photographer: Meet baby bulldog Cooper

Cooper is a 4-5 month old baby bulldog puppy owned by Magen, a former client of mine. She wanted to document his small size as just like newborn sessions, puppies grow up just as fast. It was lovely to catch up with Magen as well as meet Cooper who I instantly fell in love with (as did everyone else who walked by him during our session). I’m thankful Magen thought of me to document baby Cooper, as being the animal lover I am, it was a treat to photograph this little wrinkly, happy, ball of baby bulldog.

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March 30, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Morgan - This is soooo stinkin’ cute! ….I can’t even stand it.

July 21, 2012 - 3:44 am

Brooke - This is the cutest little bulldog ever!! So adorable i just want it so much!!!! Adorable

Midwest Senior Photography: 2012/2013 Senior Sessions Still Available

If you are seeking natural, stylish, and soft outdoor Senior images, contact me, as I have a few dates sessions available this spring for 2012 and 2013 seniors! Below are some examples from a recent Senior session which epitomize Stacy Able Photography.

*A special thank you to Kari Smith Photography who set up this shoot and models.

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March 23, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Kari S - Gorgeous images! So glad to have been able to set this all up for us to have a fun shoot!