i went up to chicago a few weeks ago to photograph jenny and jarrod's engagement session. it was a chilly but beautiful december morning. i had such a nice time meeting them and spending a couple hours running around downtown chicago. jarrod use to play hockey and we randomly ran into an ice skating rink ... i asked them if they wanted to take a few laps around the rink .... they said yes! of course i was excited ... i love when couples do things that are unique, different but meaningful in some way. thanks again for a great session and i can't wait to see you both again!

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Betty Schear says:

Grandma likes all the photos. Thanks for showing me.

(01.03.10 @ 06:32 PM)
Amber Fox says:

I love these photos! I think you captured the heart of the city with a beautiful couple in love. I laugh too, cause I recently took a bride and groom, on their wedding day, ice skating as well. So fun!

(01.05.10 @ 02:28 PM)
Laura says:

LOVE these!

(01.12.10 @ 03:05 PM)
shannon says:

Carmen, you ROCKED this session! What a gorgeous couple and so much personality. Love it.

(01.13.10 @ 10:33 AM)
Allie says:

Holy crap she has GORGEOUS EYES!! This is a fantastic session...lighting is awesome! :) Great work as always.

(01.15.10 @ 12:28 PM)
jenny says:

yay! ice skating! love all of these :)

(01.19.10 @ 12:38 AM)
Mindy says:

Great shots, I loved the stairs shots and the close ups because of the eyes!

(01.22.10 @ 07:07 PM)
Michelle Guzman says:

These are so modern and fun. I love the ice skating.

(02.02.10 @ 09:55 PM)
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today has been a great day ... thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday!  i did squeeze in some work of course because it makes me happy :)  

here's an amazing engagement session i did in chicago about a month ago. amanda and brian are not only incredibly sweet but so fun to be with .... i really enjoyed flying out and running around town with them. we went to wrigley field, the "W" hotel, grabbed lunch, starbucks of course, and hung out by the lake as well. what a great backdrop "the city of chicago" ... i obviously don't get to do that everyday ...haha! thanks for a fun day and i can't wait until your rhode island wedding in 2010!

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caitlin newman adams says:

these pictures are incredible!
hope you had a wonderful birthday!

(11.05.09 @ 06:34 PM)
justine... mom of groom.. says:

wow.... these were worth the wait... cant wait to see the rest of them.. !
and so thrilled that you will be capturing the big day... we know we will get great photos.. not to worry!
thanks !

(11.05.09 @ 07:59 PM)
Janel Barnett says:

Carmen....these are great photos. I love them and love Chicago too! And I did not know that our birthdays were so close, and Jerad told me that you are making my birthday wish come true. Will chat soon.

(11.05.09 @ 09:07 PM)
Patty Bettger says:

Amanda & Brian, I absolutely love the engagement pics. They are so beautiful. So creative. I'm going to send it to my friend Katrina that just got engaged. Love to both of you. Patty

(11.05.09 @ 09:12 PM)
evelyn says:

as I said yesterday, I'm always checking your blog - and you always manage to amaze me! it was great seeing you yesterday!

(11.09.09 @ 12:16 PM)
Oprah Winfrey says:

Carmen, I continue to admire your work and you have grown immensley since you shot our event in Dayton 5 years ago. But I must say, I am a bit disappointed you did not call me when you were in Chicago. I had such a great time with you and JD last time you were in town. Give my best to your boys, and tell that cutie husband of yours "hi" from all of us at the show! Best Personal Regards, O.

(11.12.09 @ 08:04 AM)
Jenny Beck says:

Oh my gosh, what a great session! chicago is so much fun! I love the pictures!

(11.13.09 @ 11:16 AM)
jane stanford says:

Carmen, you captured the love and enthusiasm that Amanda and Brian exude when they're together.
I am Amanda's mom and we are truly looking forward to your artistic eye capturing the magic of Amanda and Brian's wedding day!

(11.13.09 @ 05:39 PM)
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these two lovely folks met at miami university (another set of miami mergers for us and kristian says to google it bc it's a big deal ...LOL) they love miami so we went there for their engagement session. they had just ran a marathon days before our session and may have inspired me to pick up running again. i know i say that but i really want to get back into it. 

anyway, we had an amazing time together and i cannot wait for their wedding next april!

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this session was so hard to edit down because brittany + jeff were up for anything. we went around yellow springs for a couple hours discovering new spots ... so much personality, color and texture in that little town. i loved everything about these two .... thanks for a fun evening and i'll see you both soon!

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Brittany says:

Carmen, These look great! I can't wait to see the rest of them! Awesome work!

(07.28.09 @ 10:13 PM)
Faye Sommer says:

We were just in YS getting coffee at Dino's a few weeks ago and I couldn't help but think I should do a session in YS. It's so pretty!

THESE IMAGES ARE GREAT!!! as always ;)

(07.29.09 @ 12:20 PM)
Chanique says:

LOVE the photo of them running!

(07.31.09 @ 04:07 AM)
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