I’m so excited to share every single one of my blogs, but Kara and Charlie’s Chicago engagement session makes it to the top. Here’s why: They lived in Chicago at the time of this session, but have since moved to Arizona and are having their wedding here in Arizona at one of my all time […]

Mackenzie + Roy’s Lincoln Park engagement session embodies every reason couples gravitate toward the area for photos. This afternoon was absolute magic, and we had so much fun together! I knew Mackenzie, and I were going to get along splendidly when she told me during our initial consult that she was an interior designer. Side […]

Niki and Peter’s gorgeously overcast Chicago engagement session is seriously one of my favorites from 2019. Yes, I said 2019. Yikes! I mentioned before in previous blogs how I need to share more, and one area that really needs exposure is our engagement session travels. We mostly work with couples who book us for weddings, […]

Megan and Mike’s Nicholas Conservatory Engagement session was by FAR the best way to kick off our second half of the year! These two were so amazing to work with. The entire time we were cracking jokes and having an all around good time. Which I think is fairly obvious, even from the snippets on […]

Erin and Matthew’s Cafe Brauer wedding was such a gorgeous way to end our Chicago wedding season! We had such a great time celebrating with these two! And for the first time ever, with all events planned for indoors, IT DID NOT RAIN!! YAY!! From a first look with Erin’s dad, to a Sparkler exit […]

So happy to finally share this gorgeous wedding day at the Public Landing in Lockport, Illinois!! Laura + Kyle are some of the kindest people we have had the pleasure to work with, and we just loved how unique their special day was. First of all, Laura walked down the isle to Iron + Wine. […]

Christina and Matt’s downtown Rockford wedding, was EVERYTHING and more! We somehow missed out on torrential down pours the entire day. I am not over exaggerating when I say – it stormed the entire way to their wedding, and literally AS WE WERE LEAVING the reception. Not once at any other point! Pretty sure they […]

Heather and Colin’s classic Chicago wedding was ABSOLUTELY everything!! It took all I had to not share their entire album in this blog! Gordie, and I first met Heather 6 years ago at a tiny Chicago-burb establishment where we all worked. Heather and I as waitresses, Gordie as the chef. (It’s where Gordie and I […]

We are absolutely crazy about Christmas, and this winter themed shoot at one of the cutest Chicago-land venues totally hits the spot! Get your hot cocoa ready cause things are about to go overboard! ☕️☕️ This year has absolutely flown by. And let me tell you, if there is one thing I love – it IS […]

I can not tell you all how much fun I had on this engagement session! Not only does Chicago offer some of the best locations in the country, but Colin and Heather are a total riot. I first met Heather back in 2012 waitressing together at a little bar in Schaumburg formerly called, The Snuggery […]

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