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“Valentin + Nicole are our next featured Chicago engaged couple who hired us for their Chicago engagement session and Winter Chicago wedding photography. Although it was definitely a gusty Chicago windy day, we had an awesome time roaming through the Windy City on their Summer engagement session… we are very excited to be working with V+N.


We met Val + Nicole six months ago on a cold February night. They were originally considering a Winter engagement session, but after a little more thought, V+N decided to switch up the season… Because they are planning for a Winter, January 2011 wedding, we suggested a summer photo session which would capture engagement portraits and wedding day images in two contrasting seasons. They decided that was a good idea. : ) In starting out their Chicago engagement session, we spent the early part of the afternoon in Lincoln Park and walked down to the sandy, lake shore capturing photos on a Chicago beach pier. We loved the moody clouds! Nicole requested we find a unique shot and she mentioned she really loves our fashion photos style of pictures. : ) No problem… we love creating unique pics like that! The fluffy cloud filled sky provided the unique setting which contrasted against their neutral colored clothes by the lake. We incorporated romance, and a bit of edgy-ness, and high-fashion looks at a few more stops for some unique engagement images for these guys. You guys look HOT in these photos!


Val + Nicole originally met at a Chicago Caribou Coffee shop, so incorporating a few pictures there were a definite must. Although their first time meeting was technically for business purposes, soon after their first meeting they fell in love and Val proposed a few months later! So creating a casual look with V+N both holding caribou coffee cups was one location idea. Nicole also wanted to incorporate a prop… so she did a little internet research and purchased a hand painted parasol that says “LOVE”. We love typography, did you see her love bracelet paired with the white heels… thanks for bringing those elements added along Nicole.


While out on the shoot, we talked about Val’s Limo company called Limo Envy. Limo Envy is a Chicago limousine company covering the limousine market from the City of Chicago to the surrounding suburbs. Wow check out his vehicle gallery images and his massive fleet! Limo Envy covers basically all needs and various size weddings and events with limos for as little as 6 up to a 56 passenger motor coach. To all our Miller + Miller brides and blog readers, we invite you to request a quote. Check out Val’s company’s web site by clicking the preview images below, use this link www.limoenvy.com or call them at 773.357.5466.

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Thanks guys… we had a great time spending the day with you Val + Nicole!!! We can’t wait to here which images are your favorites. Nicole added a 16″ x 20″ canvas gallery wrap of one of her favorite engagement images to display on the wall of their Chicago condo as wall art. It will be hard to choose… super curious which one she’ll pick.”


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Valentine + Nicole are finalizing plans for their upcoming January 2011 wedding day. A first glance has been discussed inside at Chicago’s Union Station, their ceremony is planned for St. Hyacinth Basilica in Chicago, and their reception at Venuti’s Banquets & Ristorante in Addison. We’re very excited for winter wedding photos outside – hoping for lots of snow!