Kate + Nick's Wedding at Byron Colby Barn

One of the benefits of having a lot of irons in the fire is that I don't HAVE to do weddings.  What I mean by that is I'm able to choose couples who's style and attitude mesh well with mine.  I don't feel like I have to take every wedding that comes across.  Kate & Nick's style and wedding location were a perfect fit for my approach.  They got married, and had the reception, at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake, IL.  It reminded me a lot of my first wedding at Oak Hill in Galena.  Great space with a lot of energy.  It was a little cold that day, but every really stepped up and sucked it up and you wouldn't even know it was in the 30's when you look at the pictures.

Ceremony & Reception: Byron Colby Barn - Grayslake, IL

Second Shooter: Mike Durr

Devin and Tim's Engagement Photos

My friend Devin asked me to shoot her and her fiancé's wedding next August.  I'm really excited about the opportunity and we went out two weekends ago to shoot some engagement photos.  They came out great and everyone is really happy.  Enjoy!

I'm WAY behind

So I'm way behind on updating this, but expect that to change VERY shortly.  I've got a bunch of great new stuff to post.  On the exciting news front I launched my site: CalvinEngel.com  I've had a lot of people asking about my kid's portraits and my wedding stuff so that's all hosted over there.  Go check it out!