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More fall wedding goodness coming your way today! Lakyn and James are one of the kindest couples, and I’m so excited to share more about their love story and wedding day with you. These two met through their Illinois College connections but not while they were attending Illinois College… It wasn’t until post-graduation that they […]

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Friends, meet Nadia and Brendan! I met these two for the very first time in person (outside of a FaceTime date!) at their downtown Chicago engagement session. These two found my work online late last summer, and it’s times like this that I am forever thankful for a Google search that leads me to couples […]

ENGAGEMENT

March 21, 2019

March Riverwalk Engagement in Chicago, Illinois | Nadia + Brendan

Engagement sessions are starting in full swing again as the weather hopefully turns warmer and STAYS warmer with the springtime season approaching. Meet Stephanie and Harith! I connected with these two through my favorite ladies at Elite Bridal in Champaign. These two are kind, down to earth, and fun! Their story goes back to their […]

ENGAGEMENT

March 19, 2019

Snowy University of Illinois Engagement in Champaign, Illinois | Stephanie + Harith

This wedding day was the perfect start to the 2019 wedding season! Introducing the first newlyweds of this wedding season – Heather and Austin! You might remember these two from their fall engagement session (heart eyes!), and I’m sure you remember that these two are some of the sweetest souls. Heather and Austin met on […]

WEDDING

March 14, 2019

Winter Town & Country Events Wedding Day in Milford, Illinois | Heather + Austin

Happy March to you! And since I forgot to share this monthly recap last Monday (facepalm!), it’s still coming your way today! The month of February started out in the best way possible… AT THE BEACH! My sister-in-law and I flew down to Florida on her birthday for a quick birthday weekend getaway. It was […]

PERSONAL

March 11, 2019

February 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

Female creatives… This little blog post is especially for you! Can you totally relate when it comes to feeling like – well, I’m my own boss, so I SHOULD BE working whenever I possibly can? Ummm, YES, I’m guilty. But you know what? We have to reframe our thinking, and here’s why… Friend, it is […]

FOR CREATIVES

March 7, 2019

Creatives… It’s Your Job to Be Your Best Boss

Photographers and creatives alike – we all love Insta and wanna share more of our businesses, lives, process, and the in between… But sometimes (yep, even myself!) we can feel like we’re “running out of things to post” as creatives whether your craft is wedding photography, calligraphy, graphic design, education, web design, or whatever else […]

FOR CREATIVES

March 1, 2019

Five Instagram Post Ideas for Photographers and Creatives

Eeeek… I LOVE wedding styles + themes! There are so many ideas, trends, and unique touches that each and every wedding offers. But, how do you go about defining your wedding style?   Ask yourself… How would you describe your style? What colors/textures are you drawn to? Are you focusing on a theme? What do you […]

WEDDING

February 20, 2019

Defining Your Wedding Style | Wedding Wednesday

Kyle and I formed our friendship with Brandy and Brandon when we were living in Jacksonville and attending Illinois College… And we are so thankful for these sweet souls! These two made Florida their home after graduation and love visitors! So, when I was in Florida at the start of February for a quick weekend, […]

ENGAGEMENT

February 18, 2019

Indian Rocks Beach Couples Session in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida | Brandy + Brandon

Within the last few years, I have had the honor to go alongside my best friends, sister-in-law, and other family members as they shopped for wedding dresses! Goodness, these days make me gush with happiness to be there to support my friends and to experience weddings from another perspective. You probably already guessed it, but […]

WEDDING

February 15, 2019

My Advice for Wedding Dress Shopping | Wedding Wednesday

I’ll admit it, over the past year or two “self care” has maybe become a popular buzzword in the creative world. And while that may make it seem like it’s some fad that will come and go, I truly don’t believe that’s the case here. In my experience, self care is vital to the success […]

FOR CREATIVES

February 12, 2019

How to Refocus on Self Care as an Entrepreneur