Elise & Mike’s Beach Session

I cannot believe it’s already September!!! Before we bid summer goodbye and whip out the fall decor and chunky sweaters, I just *had* to share my favorite photo session of the season. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, my associate Lauren and I have been gifting summer couples’ sessions to spark joy in these uncertain times. It’s been such a special way to give back and create fun date nights for deserving couples, while also fueling our creativity!!

On this particular evening, Lauren and I met Elise and Mike at Lighthouse Beach in Evanston. Accompanied by the CUTEST coral bike, a whimsical bouquet, and wine of course, we laughed and frolicked by the water’s edge and finished the night in the sand toasting their 5 year wedding anniversary.

Elise is a fellow wedding vendor-turned-client-turned-friend, and gifting photos to her and her high school sweetheart was SUCH a treat!! Elise and Mike, thank you both so much for allowing me and Lauren to capture these special anniversary memories for you!!! Cheers to 5 years and many, many more!

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