The Siberian American: Our Chicago Mini Photo Session

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Our Chicago Mini Photo Session

I have been wanting some updated professional photos of Chris and me for a while (since our engagement photos are seven years old), so I thought it would be perfect to do our photos in Chicago as a way to remember our time in this gorgeous city. I pretty much abandoned the idea once I found out about my health (it suddenly became an unnecessary expense), so I was thrilled when Lex from Lex Nelson Photography offered to do a free mini session for us in exchange for me doing some modeling for her so she could try out her new film camera.

I really wanted our photos to feature the Chicago skyline, so the spot she picked was perfect! Chris and I had a blast being our silly selves in front of the camera, and I think the photos turned out great! I would love for y’all to tell me your favorite photo. I’m planning on framing a few once we get back to Texas!


A few verticals:


Just for fun, here are a couple of shots from my shoot with Lex:



37 comments:

  1. These are so great!! I love them all! That very first one is crazy adorable. :)

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  2. These are all so adorable!! So glad you were able to capture these!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad we get to keep these as a memory of our time here. :)

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  3. These pictures are so beautiful!!

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  4. I love the second one and the third one in the vertical section- so fun!

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  5. All of your pictures from the session turned out so beautiful! I think that my favorite might have to be the second one because I love that you can see so much of the Chicago skyline in the background! I also love your modeling pictures with your flower crown! So pretty!

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  6. Love these pictures! They're so awesome to remember your time in Chicago!

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  7. I love them! And how perfect that you were able to get a free shoot!

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  8. Love this! I love that area (by museum campus) for pictures of the skyline, fun that you guys got to have a little couple session!

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  9. I love these! Such a great way to commemorate your time in Chicago!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  10. So good! There's just nothing like film <3

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  11. Olya-they're all gorgeous! But I really like that third one of you guys in front of the skyline.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! That's definitely one of my favorites, too! :)

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  12. My favorite is the second horizontal one. They all look good though & would great as a collage in your Texas home. :)

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  13. These pictures are stunning! How fun that you'll get to look back at our time in Chicago with this shoot <3
    Green Fashionista

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  14. I love the 1st or 3rd to frame in your house!

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  15. These are great! Such a great memento from your time in Chicago :)

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  16. I love love love the black and white photo of you both looking at each other with your hair flowing in the wind. Perfection♡♡
    If you want to check out my blog I am over at www.sheridanjohnson.com and would love to see you there! :)

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    1. Thank you! I thought that was a fun capture! Heading over to check out your blog now! :)

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  17. These all turned out great! The first one is my absolute fave of you two though!

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  18. Wow! These pictures are fantastic. So many wonderful shots to capture this moment in your lives. LOVE!

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  19. They are all so gorgeous! My favourites are #1, #3, and #6! Hard to choose though!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  20. Amazing photos! Such a beautiful backdrop to capture your love for each other and your time spent in Chicago.

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  21. So beautiful! I love the skyline in the backdrop!

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    1. Thank you! I really loved the location, too! :)

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  22. These are such great pictures to remember your time in Chicago! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  23. These pictures turned out so good! I love the flower crown you were wearing, so pretty! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  24. I love the third one and the one with you guys out of focus and the one of you smiling with the flower crown! I think having the skyline in your photos is an AWESOME way to remember Chicago. So cute!

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  25. These are adorable!! I love the first one and the first b&w photo!

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  26. Omg Olya these are beautiful!! and shout out to Lex for doing such a great job!...Ok so I've thought long and hard and I think favs are:

    1) The one where Chris is looking at the lens and you are looking at him
    2) The one Chris is kiss you and your looking down

    ahhh you know what I like them all!

    ( Drops the mic and walks away lol)

    Maryam
    www.creativjunkie.com

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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you so much! I really love the one when he is looking at the lens and I'm looking at him too! :)

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  27. These are AMAZING. You are stunning, my friend!

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  28. ummmmmmmmm i have like 75 favourites. basically any where you are laughing, and basically all of them. i am so glad you got to get these done! i would love to have something similar done, i hate our engagement photos lol even though they aren't that old i don't care.

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