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Eva and Jackson are married! I’m loving these small, intimate summer weddings. They’re sweet, personal, and really show you what it’s all about. They decided to still move forward with their July 3rd ceremony plans and I’m so glad that they did. This was a wedding I was so excited about because of how much […]

Small Intimate Summer Wedding

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Family formals are the photos you know you’ll want and you know you need to do, but matter how close you are to family, no one really enjoys doing. Because I know this, I’ve made it my goal to make this time easy and efficient. I have shot countless weddings and have learned the tricks […]

How to Have Stress-Free Family Formals

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Should we hire a wedding planner? The answer is YES! Wedding planners are 100% worth the investment! As a wedding photographer, I love it when my couples hire a planner. Why? Because they are a life send and truly do not get enough credit. No couple regrets hiring a wedding planner for their day. When […]

Should We Hire A Wedding Planner?

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Everyone who meets Jen and Taylor instantly falls in love with them and their relationship. These two are so in love and adore each other so much that it makes you melt into a mushy puddle. Seriously. They are AMAZING. They’re both so sweet, kind, friendly and you can just see how much they love […]

Sweet Summer Engagement Session

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Diana and Tom couldn’t have had a better intimate Chicago wedding this past weekend. Many 2020 couples had their original plans turned upside down due to shutdowns and quarantine. However, Diana and Tom didn’t let it stop them from having a beautiful wedding on their original date. Their wedding was beautiful, intimate and oh so […]

Intimate Chicago Wedding

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Although there won’t be as many weddings as planned this summer, there sure will be a ton of beautiful summer Chicago engagement photos taken! And these couples of mine sure know how to show up for the camera 😉 Amy and Blake are sweet as can and oh so photogenic together! I had such an […]

Summer Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos

Summer Chicago Engagement
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It felt so good to be back in Chicago for this engagement session! Stacy and Jeremy are such gems! They’re both so kind and fun to hang around. I had such a great time walking around downtown Chicago with them. They’re so photogenic! I can’t wait to see how their wedding photos turn out! Stacy […]

Chicago Engagement Session

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People always say “it’s all in the details” and your wedding is no exception! The photos of the people and the moments are so important, but it’s also important to have photos of the little details you spent so much time (and money) on. Imagine being able to sit down with future children and grandchildren […]

What to Bring for Detail Photos

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The moment you have been dreaming of forever has finally come true and you are ENGAGED! Pop that champagne! Some couples want to get straight to work planning their dream wedding, but it’s ok to let it sink in for a few days, take a moment to celebrate with your friends, family, and new fiance […]

5 Things to Do After You Get Engaged

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Many 2020 couples are finding themselves having to come up with new plans for their wedding day. Lots are moving their weddings to 2021, but many are also opting to have elopement weddings on their original wedding day. Bridgette and Mike were supposed to have a 200+ person wedding in Chicago at the Renaissance Hotel […]

Chicago Elopement Wedding

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