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2011 Best of Engagements

This post is part 1 of 5 posts highlighting some of my favorite images from my 2011 season. Keep updated with this blog from now until Christmas for more posts with photojournalistic highlights, gorgeous portraiture, all in honor of the best clients in the whole world – mine. As always, click on the individual images to see more from that wedding. Other posts: Best detailsBest Wedding Parties

Every year I do a retrospective of my favorite images in multiple different categories. Today, we kick it off with my favorite engagement photographs from this year – some of these couples already married, but many of these are my select few and lucky 2012 clients. I really do love the opportunity of using engagement sessions to get to know my clients. Since they are in a more casual setting, we can take more risks and have a lot of fun! Click on each image to go to that post! In chronological order…

Jill and Than’s engagement session by Boston’s waterfront and North End

Nina and Ryan hung out with me on the main campus of the University of Chicago

Stephanie and Riadi and their iconic Chicago engagement session

I traveled to Ann Arbor to spend half a day with Shreya and Anoop at the University of Michigan

Mengmeng and Shawn and their brightly colored engagement session at MIT

Sarah and Ali followed the next day, and brought their dog Bailey!

Next up, Central Park engagement session in New York City with Apurva and Adam

Nicole and Jonathan showed me around New York City’s Gramercy Park and South Street Seaport

Alyson and Allan danced their way into sunset (and mosquitos) in Quincy’s Blue Hills

Charlotte and James gave everyone a treat with this red umbrella

Joanne and Chris in Boston’s Seaport District. Laid back, casual, and sun-filled

Lisa and Jeff and also had their engagement photos out in the Seaport District. For this shot, I loved all the greenery and flowers in the back

I visited Jia and Andrew in Providence, Rhode Island for their engagement session

Russell and Joel and I went to their wedding venue, Turner Hill, as well as one of our favorite beaches in Massachusetts – the Crane Beach in Boston’s North Shore

I flew to San Francisco to spend a day with one of my closest friends, L, and her fiance (now husband) K

Lisa and Seth traveled up for an engagement session on Harvard grounds – we got interrupted by some rain, but it was a good thing

Two sessions followed at Arnold Arborteum. First, Blair and Josh had their post-wedding engagement session

Lynn and Chris brought their love for food to their engagement photos

Another trip down to New York City took me to West Village and Brooklyn for Jade and Jorge’s engagement session

Lisa and Dan also traveled up to Harvard to complete the documentation of their Harvard love story

Last but not least, Angie and Paul and I had a wonderful fall afternoon around Chicago’s Wrigley Field and North Avenue Beach

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Shang Chen Photography has rebranded to Saavedra Photography
she takes photographs of celebrations of love and life
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December 16, 2011 - 1:31 pm

Roberto Farren | Wedding Photographer Hi Shang how have you been?? Great looking through your best shots of this past year, so truly wonderful images in there!! Regards, Roberto

December 16, 2011 - 4:45 pm

angie all are amazing…but my faves are the Chicago Skyline & the Harvard reflection shot! :)

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