Lake Katherine Engagement Session.
My husband and I moved to Chicago not only because we fell in love with the city, but because we adore the warm, friendly midwestern attitude. Talk to Chelsea & Murphy for a few minutes and you can immediately tell they are both midwesterners! They’re fun, sweet and charming, and won me over immediately. The second I met them I felt like we’d been friends for years, and the whole engagement session felt like I was just hanging out with my buddies.
For this session we wanted to stay away from the busy downtown feel of the city and searched for a natural area that would stand out against the typical cornfields in the area. We opted for Lake Katherine, in Palos Heights and it was definitely the right choice! The beautiful wooded paths, tranquil lakes and waterfall really landed themselves to the wild and free feeling we wanted the session to have.
I get to photograph people in love and I can’t tell you how lucky I feel. Chelsea & Murphy, I cannot wait for your wedding day!!!!!
Check out their session below. Full gallery here.
Music credit: Embark by Stephen Blake Kanicka, Licensed by Musicbed.
Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.
“Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute – even when the waters get deep, and dark.”