Nearly a decade ago, I attended Jon and Courtney’s wedding at Hudson Gardens just south of Denver. At the time, I was a broke-ass college kid who had way too much credit card debt and not enough liquid savings to buy these two a proper wedding gift. I remember bringing them an empty greeting card with only my well-wishes included. I felt like such a putz that I couldn’t afford an actual gift for these two cherished friends from my middle school + high school years in small-town Bailey, Colorado.
Fast forward to the present day, where I have clawed my way (tooth + nail) out of that massive mountain of debt to the point where I can actually afford buy my friends presents for big life events. Courtney + Jon have since moved to Chicago, and I felt it was time that I finally gave them their wedding gift of a photo shoot all around downtown Chicago.
During the trip, Courtney had mentioned that she wasn’t as in love with her wedding photos as one should be and that they never took engagement photos before the wedding, so I’m glad I was able to make it out to not only spend some time with them, but to grab a few pro photos of them in their city element. They adore Chicago and everything the sprawling metropolis has to offer, and it was so rad to experience the city with them for a few days.
Thank you again to Jon + Courtney for letting me crash on the couch of your super-cute apartment and to take the time to do a shoot downtown. I can’t wait to see you both again soon!
Denver Destination Wedding Photographer | Ashley Kidder Photo
Hi, I’m Ashley and I’m a Denver destination wedding photographer! I’ve shot weddings + engagements in Mexico, India, the Dominican Republic, Austin, Texas, and Seattle, Washington. I’m always happy to pack a bag to snap some photos of you + your loved ones! If you’re looking for rad city engagement photos like these, let’s chat! I’m just a flight away! Feel free to click here to get in touch or contact me directly via my email or cell phone number below. Can’t wait to hear from you!