Oh hey! So glad you found me! Photography is my passion and I truly love capturing everything that is important to you: people, places, and awesome moments in your life.

My favorite photos capture emotion, laughter, and feel real. No fake posey stuff here!

I am located in central illinois, serving chicago and the peoria area.

traveling is my jam and i will go wherever you need me!
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Chicago Skyline Engagement Session – Chicago, Illinois – Joanna Smith Photography

Jennifer and Abhi are a photographer’s dream. Beautiful inside and out, sweet, laid-back, and open to adventures 🙂 This couple has the best foundation for an amazing marriage. They not only live together, but they bought a house together which they are currently remodeling in huge ways. Not only that, but they are also in the beginning stages of creating and running a business together! If they can tackle all that together and still smile at each other so sweetly, they can tackle anything together in marriage.

These two slowed down their busy lives enough to walk me through the day of the big proposal last Winter. For their engagement session, we returned to the place where Abhi proposed at Milton Lee Olive Park in Chicago. We wandered around Chicago, taking in the beautiful beach and skyline and stopping for photos here and there. We even ended the day at the same restaurant they went after she said yes. It was an overcast day with very gusty winds but we left with some beautiful photos and memories. Jennifer and Abhi, I’m so honored that you shared your story with me and showed me some of your favorite places in Chicago. I am so looking forward to capturing your wedding in March!

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what she's doing
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