Cinthia & Phil Engaged in Chicago

Cinthia & Phil Engaged in Chicago

Hello, everyone! Can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving, and Winter is creeping in!

It is crazy how the weather was so amazing just a few weeks ago, when I hung out with Cinthia and Phil for a super fun tour around one of Chicago’s most beautiful parks (in my opinion), and its surroundings.

Milton Lee Olive Park was the perfect setting to start off their urban style engagement session, with fantastic views of the city where they’ve met and got engaged. As the sun started setting, we headed towards Navy Pier to make a little magic out of all the pretty lights from the rides, and boats on the river. And the weather stayed warm even after the sun was gone. It was really a lot of fun to spend time with them and get to know a little more about their story together.

Cinthia and Phil met through common friends and their interest was instantly mutual. One week later they were having dinner at a romantic Italian restaurant for their very first date and from there things just started to fall into place for both of them. As they began to know each other, they’ve discovered that they share a love for traveling, hiking, watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (sorry, I cannot help writing it this way, like, EVERY TIME) and going for bike rides around town in the Summer.

From one unforgettable adventure to another, their hearts were lead to taking the next step. The proposal came in style as Phil got on one knee on New Years day, and proposed to a very surprised Cinthia, with the city skyline in the background. Talk about romance!

I can only imagine how much Chicago means to their love story and I am beyond excited to be able to tell a little bit of that story through these images.

I met Cinthia about 8 years ago, when we were both still single and trying to figure out our love lives. So many things have changed since then, we grew older, busier, and (who would have thought?) met the men of our lives. I absolutely loved to reconnect with her, and it is so awesome to see her in such a beautiful season of her life. Pop the bubbles for this beautiful couple!

Congratulations, Cinthia and Phil!


Documenting Stories

Documenting Stories

Hello babes! I am so glad you’re here and if you’re reading this, please know that I really really appreciate you!

This is a place that I want to dedicated exclusively to show the beauty of people’s stories. Beyond simply taking pictures of people, what I strive to accomplish as a photographer, is identifying REAL moments worthy of being documented. That’s the whole reason I started doing photography.

Life is not perfect, neither are we. But in our imperfection and in the chaos of life, we can find true beauty.

I want my clients to be able to see their beauty in ways they’ve never seen before. I want to offer them a glance at who they are when they are actually living life instead of striking poses, looking at the camera, standing up straight, sucking their bellies in and displaying perfectly aligned smiles and combed hair. (Of course, there is a time and moment for those but…) I want them to see the true essence, realness, and beauty of their souls.

I want to dig deep into who they really are individually, as a family, as a couple. And tell their stories in a way that when they look at it, they will recognize themselves and relive that feeling, moment, and season they were in. Filling their hearts with joy from past memories, and hope for future memories.

Afterall, from one imperfect moment to another, hearts are being binded through stories being written. And every story is beautiful!



Lara Pucci