↑ ↑ Be sure to watch Monica and Tomás’ YouTube Save the Date invitation video above. This creative stop motion flick was crafted by Tomás’ sister! ↑ ↑
“Wow, this was one smokin’ hot shoot! And what a stunning couple, meet Monica + Tomás. While discussing with Monica, their urban Chicago engagement session, she mentioned that they’d first love capturing a few softer photos at a nearby park where Tomás proposed and discussed incorporating their bikes in the engagement photos. Tomás said he can hardly live without his bike while living in Chicago – it’s a huge necessity even in the Winter months for him in getting around. After a bike through the park, we transitions M+T’s shoot’s focus into our popular high-fashion engagement photography style. We loved the intensity we captured of M+T, the day’s perfect sunset, urban locations, train tracks, graffiti wall and industrial looks, they all came together so well during this session.
We really enjoyed learning about how Monica and Tomás met and became college sweethearts. Tomás’ life experience was also very interesting. He lived two blocks from the World Trade Center Twin Towers in lower Manhattan during the 911 attacks of 2001. Tomás witnessed up close and personal one of the biggest tragedies in human history while losing his home and possessions due to debris and destruction. It was a very compelling and humbling story, thank you Tomás for sharing it with us… However Tomás did start his life over, making a dramatic change, by picking up and moving himself to Wisconsin meeting Monica, who changed his life forever.
Monica + Tomás are looking forward to their June Chicago wedding celebrations. The rehearsal dinner will be hosted at the colorful venue Carnivale and the ceremony + reception at the impressive Pazzo’s within the 311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop building. With Monica originally from South Dakota and Tomás from Brooklyn, having a midwest wedding and bringing their families together for a Chicago City wedding is picture perfect. M+T hired the expertise of Marcy Alspach and her team at Here Comes the Party, a wedding event planning company. We can’t wait to see all of the special touches Marcy’s putting together for their wedding day.
Having another windy Chicago day for this photo session, didn’t phase M+T even the slightest. For the evening shots, Monica’s Chicago boutique lime green dress looked gorgeous and we actually loved the added element the gusty winds brought to the shoot… the touch of blowing wind added an edgy, editorial style to so many of the shots. Oh and Tomás… you looked pretty good too wink, wink. With too many great photo options, editing was a challenge narrowing the photos down to just these blog favorites – we hope you enjoy them Monica + Tomás! Thanks again for dinner at New Line Tavern – what a fun place to eat food, drink Guinness and sip wine. We enjoyed spending the day with you. Talk to you soon!!”