Sunday, April 3, 2011

The blog of Chicago Photographer Amy Beth Photography has moved!

That's right, the move is official. This blog will remain here, but no further updates will be made. Follow me over to and update your feed readers, as well.

Thanks for your patience as I got settled into my new home. And just a reminder, some of the links in old images on this blog are broken due to the moving around - if you are trying to access images, try using amy-beth.smugmug instead of amybethphotography in their url.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Moving Time! will be undergoing a face lift and a server change in the coming weeks.  Please watch the blog, which will remain at until after the move, for any updates.

Please note: while some links may be broken during the switch, all of your galleries will remain in place and accessible.  You can either visit the site by following the link: and navigating to your gallery, or by simply replacing with in any private links you may have been provided with in the past.  All passwords remain the same, and all phone and email contact information will stay the same, as well.  If you need any assistance in finding your galleries or navigating during the transition, please feel free to contact me at any time!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gina DeConti Family Session!

I have to admit, I was a tiny bit nervous when the amazing Miss Gina asked me to take some family photographs for her. You see, Gina is just absolutely one of my favorite people in the whole wide world! Not only is she amazingly talented, she's an excellent teacher, giving, funny, and just an all around fabulous friend. I've been lucky enough to be photographing weddings with her for three years now (and as I've mentioned, I get to share a wonderful studio space with her, too!) So anyway, no pressure at all!

But there was nothing to fear. Gina, Matt and sweet little Kai met me in Millennium Park (on yet another oppressively hot and humid morning - what are you trying to do to us this summer, mother nature?) where we strolled through the Lurie Gardens, played on the lawn near the band shell and of course, made our way to the fountains to cool off a bit. Thank you so much, Gina, for trusting your memories to me!

Of course, we had to start at the bean!

spinning in the garden

playing on the lawn

just LOVE the joy on Gina's face in this one

walking to the fountains

the beautiful family :-)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Kelly + Brian's Real Wedding | Elmhurst, IL Wilder Mansion Wedding Photography

Location: Wilder Park and Wilder Mansion - Elmhurst, IL
Photographers: Amy Harkess and Lacie Driscol

Kelly and Brian are just the sweetest couple that there ever could be.  Their smiles, their love, their joy - it was all infectious.  I couldn't help but to fall in love with them when I met them.  Along the journey to their wedding day, the joy and fun continued.  Even when they were struck with poison ivy just days before the big day, they didn't let it get them down and took it all with their wonderful sense of humor.  And it made me just swoon to read Brian's sweet love poems to Kelly which he posted each day on Facebook in the week leading up to their wedding at the gorgeous Wilder Park and Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, IL.

Thank you again for letting me be a part of your special day!

How can you not love a couple who brings their pup to the first glance?

One of Lacie's lovely captures

And did I mention that I LOVE bagpipers?

D at 9 Months | Chicago Baby Photography

I had the privilege of capturing sweet baby D's 9 month images.  He was such a sweetheart and I can't wait for his one year photographs!