Chicago is a place we’ve been many times and it’s special to have a small history there (including one of the first ever days Karl and I spent together.) In addition to exploring new-to-us neighborhoods and taking a couple food tours, we met Courtney and John for an engagement session! Their wedding will take place here in Naples, but they call Chicago home. We started shooting in their neighborhood, made our way downtown, and ended up on North Avenue Beach to watch the city lights appear at dusk.

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We’ve just celebrated our sixth anniversary and (almost) ten years as a couple. Six seems like a big and small number all at once. Big, because so much has happened in the past six years. And small because, wow, we have entire decades ahead! As much as we celebrate the wedding day through our photography, the years of love, commitment, and respect that follow are truly worth celebrating. xo

Luminaire Foto husband and wife photography team Nanette and Karl

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  • Karl - I have the best wife ever!

  • Sheena - Love that look, Karl! Nan, you’re gorgeous as always! Congrats, guys!

  • admin - Thanks S!

Spending time on Sanibel Island, whether for a photo shoot or to bike around the lighthouse and grab ice cream at Pinocchio’s, is one of our favorite ways to spend a day. It’s such a laid-back and naturally beautiful place where modern development hasn’t managed to take over. We photographed Jen and Nick’s sunny wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. The whole group was a pleasure to work with and we wish the newlyweds all the best. Congrats Jen and Nick!

Click here to see more of this pretty wedding featured today on Floridian Weddings.

And of course, the fotobooth.

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The Smiths were the first people that we met after moving to Florida almost six years ago. Since then we’ve had yorkie play dates, photographed their engagement and wedding, traveled together, cooked together, and spent holidays with them as our adopted Florida family. (We grew up just a few towns apart in Michigan, although we didn’t meet until we moved south.) More recently we’ve watched as they welcomed a sweet baby girl into their family! These relaxed family photos, taken in June, are bittersweet for us as the Smiths have since moved to Ohio. Until our next visit… xoxo.

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  • Natalie - Seriously you take the BEST photos!!!!

  • admin - Well thank you very much! It’s easy with cute subjects- especially that little one.