portrait site







Katherine Salvatori



Katherine Salvatori

wedding photography blog

Dana + Eric Engagement I Art Institute, Downtown Chicago Engagement Photographer


When I first met with Dana to discuss her Lake Geneva wedding next summer, she brought up her and Eric’s love of the city, and desire to have their engagement session there; after talking about different locations, we settled on the grounds and gardens of the Art Institute in Chicago! Between the architecture, history, and beautiful gardens, this was an amazing spot to document Dana and Eric just being them. In love, laughing, having fun together. I feel so blessed to be able to work with couples that genuinely love each other. That are happy and giggly to just hold each other. Dana and Eric are so incredibly sweet and kind, and the kind of couple that were stealing kisses even when I wasn’t asking them to kiss :) Please enjoy the pictures!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Jessica says:

    Beautiful work Katie! One of my favorite sessions yet!

  2. Lauren says:

    Every single picture is stunning, gorgeous, and beautiful! Love the pictures and couple!

  3. Dana says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Words cannot express how much I love these pictures! You really captured how much we love each other! July 12th can’t come soon enough!!

  4. Geri Dismeier says:

    Your pictures are incredible! Thank you!!!

  5. Katie says:

    Those are beautiful! I just got a little teary looking at them :-)

  6. liz says:

    What beautiful and genuine shots! Incredible! We are so happy for you two!

  7. Aubrey Smith says:

    Love. love, love! Beautiful!

  8. Erin says:

    You both look so amazing :) Beautiful pictures!

  9. Hailey says:

    Absolutely stunning photos! What a beautiful couple :)

  10. Katie says:

    Absolutely adorable couple! Love the pictures and love you both!

  11. Judy says:

    Thanks so much for sharing these pictures with us, they are just beautiful…. Looking forward to a lovely wedding and a lifetime of happiness! Love you both, Mom Katie, you did a fantastic job capturing both their love for each other and that of the City.

  12. Lisa says:

    Awwww…I know these two beautiful people! And the pictures are wonderful.

  13. Danielle says:

    Gorgeous! Dana and Eric look so great! One of my favorite spots in the city :)

  14. Karissa says:

    Absolutely Beautiful! Congratulations!

  15. Karissa says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations :)

  16. Dad says:

    Great pictures, cute couple, and what a proud dad I am of the beautiful bride-to-be!

  17. Kaylyn says:

    What a gorgeous couple! Your photos are outstandly beautiful!

  18. BridgetMary White says:

    amazing pictures, so happy for you both, a match made in heaven!!

  19. Jamie says:

    Great photos!!! Absolutely thrilled for both of you and your life together!

  20. nancy says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures,very sophisticated and natural looking. Congratulations!

  21. Kathe says:

    Beautiful pics – of course a lovely couple and great photography will produce that!!!!

  22. Angie says:

    These are so lovely, brought tears to my eyes.

  23. Kaitie says:

    These are gorgeous pictures! I cannot wait for July 12th so we can see the amazing wedding pictures :) Dana and Eric have been one of the cutest couples I have ever known. I lived with Dana throughout college and you captured just how in love they have been since day one. I absolutely love them!

  24. Amy says:

    You guys look so natural! You can really see all the love :) These photos are beautiful

  25. Brandon says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations to the both of you! =]

  26. Stephanie says:

    Beautiful photos! Beautiful couple! So happy for you both!!

  27. Gram says:


    The pics are darling and you, my dear, are just BEAUTIFUL!!


  28. Steve Scholl says:

    Love the pics and I know this upcoming marriage will last!

  29. Connor says:

    You look great! Snaps for you and Eric

  30. Austin says:

    Great photos Dana, how long did it take for you take all those photos it must have taken forever.

  31. Lauren says:

    Really nice!

  32. Papa says:

    Love the pictures of my beautiful granddaughter & her future husband

  33. Michael says:

    Very nice Dana! Lovely photos!

  34. Michelle says:

    Katie- you are amazing and did such a wonderful job of capturing Dana and Eric’s love and commitment. I love them all!

  35. Frank says:

    You guys are soo cute

  36. laura says:

    LOVE!!!!!!!! these are amazing. you guys are the cutest couple!!!

  37. Eric says:

    Katherine – thank you so much for all your hard work. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous! It was a pleasure meeting you and I can’t wait to see the pictures to come from the wedding!!

  38. Laurel says:

    So many beautiful pictures! We love them!

  39. Joey says:

    Great pictures, you two! Katherine, you did a great job capturing their chemistry (and you even got Eric’s real smiles, too)! Thanks for your work. Can’t wait to welcome Dana to the family next summer!

  40. Danielle Moorhouse says:

    Congratulations Dana and Eric! These pictures are beautiful! Loving the location of iconic Chicago, in addition to the emotion portrayed in the photography! Loving the idea of doing two different shoots of an evening look and daytime look! Looking forward to being a part of this special day next summer! Cannot wait! Love you both <3!

  41. Joe Klen says:

    Those pictures are sensational! Dana, if you ever want a career change you would steal the runway as a model… unbelievable eyes. Eric, all I can say is… nice socks!

  42. Diane says:

    WOW! Never doubted for a minute that these pictures wouldn’t be wonderful, given how truly beautiful this couple is, but was so impressed with the eye and skill of this photographer! Absolutely gorgeous pics!!

  43. b says:

    I’m Dana’s paternal Gram and would love a few of the pics, but not sure how to indicate those I would like. Please advise.

    Barb Elwell

    P.S. The pics are really wonderful!

  44. Barbara Elwell says:

    Love the pictures and would like to know how I can indicate which ones I can order.

    Dana’s paternal grandmother