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“Above are a few favorite photos from another one of our awesome couples who booked us as their photographers this year… Chris and the stunning Niamh. For their engagement photo shoot in Chicago, we met up with them at their West Loop condo and decided on a few locations close by. Despite rescheduling a few times due to rain and finally we found this dry day… it was chilly and the sun peeked out from the clouds for us for a few minutes. Chris + Niamh did a great job when feeling cold in thinking ahead 10 months to their Caribbean beach wedding. For their Chicago engagement session, we stopped by a few new shooting spots, enjoyed getting to know Chris + Niamh better ( as this was the first time we had met in person ) and we talked quite a bit about their upcoming destination wedding plans. Destination weddings are some of our favorites. If you haven’t already visited our destination section of our blog, click here to view a few couple’s past destination wedding photography blog posts.


We love in being wedding photographers which offer to us the occasional opportunity to travel along with our couples from Chicago with them on their destination weddings in the US and outside of the country. Chris + Niamh are planning their wedding for February and a destination wedding on a white sandy beach in the Caribbean Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Niamh was telling us after her and Chris’ recent Winter visit touring a few resorts, the choice was easy and they selected Paradisus Palma Real Resort . The couple’s resort is described as the “epitome of resort elegance” and we agreed with C+N after viewing the resort’s marketing photos on their web site… what a picture perfect place for a destination wedding. We love shooting beach weddings. With crystal waters, pristine beaches and towering palm trees, along with this location’s magnificent architecture of the resort, it wasn’t difficult to see why Chris + Niamh selected Paradisus Palma Real Resort.


Chris + Niamh’s have been dating for a few years and Niamh sasy she was unknowing, very surprised and not expecting a ring when Chris proposed to her on Christmas Eve. She mentioned Chris gave Niamh a Louis Vuitton box ( she’s a big purse girl ) with a note inside that said, “oops, I think Farrah ( the couple’s cat Chris got Niamh 3 years prior ) has it”. Niamh goes on to write:


“Chris shook our cat Farrah’s treats and she came running with a big red bow around her neck. I then realized she has something shiny hanging from it. He scooped her up, got on his knee, and purposed. Completely shocked me, I had no idea… I stopped wanting a ring. : )”


They set a date and started planning from there. Congrats on your engagement C+N and we are so glad you found our Chicago photography blog. Look forward to hearing which pictures are your favorites… we know the Punta Cana wedding is going to be gorgeous… can’t wait to talk more. ”



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♥ Niamh’s enhanced beauty for this shoot was provided by MAC Cosmetics at Nordstrom. MAC Cosmetics 40 East Oak Street, Chicago.


Chris and Niamh have selected a February 2012 wedding date and will be married on the beach at the Paradisus Palma Real Resort in Punta Cana. How exciting! We love destination weddings. After the couple’s oceanfront ceremony, guests will enjoy cocktails on Gabi Beach near the oceanside bar, beds, and cabanas. The Gabi Beach Restaurant indoors will host the couple’s dinner and reception.