Chicago Engagement: Rachel + Dan

For their Chicago engagement session, Rachel and Dan wanted part industrial, party pretty. I always love trying new locations, so it was great to explore this industrial area of Chicago that’s complete with lots of character. The brick textures, pops of color and Metra tracks made for a unique setting for this session. For the second half of the shoot, we visited one of my favorite spots: the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park. I love this location, especially in the fall when the colors start to turn yellow and gold. Rachel’s lace dress was beautiful and perfect for the occasion. I am looking forward to working with these two again in the spring for their wedding at Loft on Lake!

Instagram Favorites

My lovely Artistrie Co. couples are excited about the new brand! Last week on Instagram, Artistrie Co. clients shared some of their favorite wedding and engagement images and told us why they just love it! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and share your favorite photo using #artistrieco. We’d love to hear from you! Read the sweet responses below.:)


We love this photo because…
“We were having a blast!”
“Our smiles tell it all: happiness, excitement, and most of all love.”
“It’s as if everyone around us disappeared to let us share this moment.”
“Ashley Biess knows how to capture the best moments. We love this sweet and silly moment!”
“I love his smile!”
“I LOVE the movement in the photo, my dress, the lighting, and I love that you can see the smiles on our faces! Ashley totally captured our happiness! So grateful to have such wonderful pictures to look back on forever!!”
“We are surrounded by everyone we love!”
“We love this sweet and candid moment.”
“It was the happiest moment of our lives! We waited many years for that day to come and it was absolutely perfect!”
“It reminds me every day how fortunate we are to have one another.”
“I get to marry this handsome guy.”
“I love how she captured the snowflakes!”