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Eeeek – I am beyond honored to share Nadia and Brendan’s romantic blush and gold wedding day at Room 1520 in Chicago on the blog today! These two and this day were perfect. You might remember these two from earlier this year when we met for their late winter/early spring engagement session… And even though […]


It’s that time of the year! The Pantone color of the year for 2020 is here… Classic blue! Each year I love taking a look at the Pantone color of the year from a wedding stylistic perspective. And ummm, can I just say that I’m a big fan?! At first, I was thinking… Nope. But […]


Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue | Wedding Wednesday

See ya later November! I’m back with another monthly recap in online scrapbook form – aka the blog! Ummmm, does anyone else feel like November was here and gone in a flash? I feel like I kept saying that Thanksgiving was “so late” this year, and then it was here quicker than I imagined. I […]


November 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

I say it all the time, but I’ll say it again – I love my bride tribe! Meet Jillian and Ryan! I met these two back in 2017 when they were both in Shelby and Tim’s wedding alongside another one of my lovely brides, Brittany. Jill and Ryan’s story goes back to 2012 when they […]


November Skyline Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Jillian + Ryan

More fall weddings! Today, Hannah and Matt’s rustic fall wedding at the Exposition Building is hitting the blog! Hannah and I met years ago when we were both working retail in Jacksonville, Illinois. Fast forward a few years between school and jobs and moves and keeping up with each other on social media… Hannah’s name […]


Rustic Fall Wedding at the Exposition Building in Springfield, Illinois | Hannah + Matt

Meet Clare and Chayce! I connected to this couple early this fall just days after they got engaged through my dear friend, Lauren. And to say Clare and I hit it off from the start would be an understatement! We started planning their fall engagement session right after their wedding date was officially added to […]


Fall Engagement Session in Springfield, Illinois | Clare + Chayce

It’s an honor to share Alana and Zach’s City View Loft wedding on the blog! And you know what? There aren’t enough words to adequately describe this wonderful wedding day! I adore Alana and Zach! It makes my heart happy that Julia and Ali’s wedding day brought them into my life. From getting to meet […]


November City View Loft Wedding in Chicago, Illinois | Alana + Zach

Another fall engagement with all the heart eyes! I’m happy to share Meredith and Ryan’s Kankakee engagement photos on the blog! A few months ago, I connected with Meredith through one of my 2019 brides, Brittany. Gosh, it’s a joy to connect to brides I love through brides I love! We hit it off from […]


Downtown & Kankakee Country Club Engagement in Kankakee, IL | Meredith + Ryan

All of these fall weddings are making my heart so happy! And now it’s a joy to share Kendra and Cole’s rainy fall wedding at Town & Country Events on the blog! Back in January, these two reached out after getting engaged and starting to plan their wedding. We had mutual friends from high school […]


Rustic Navy & Blush Wedding at Town & Country Events in Milford, IL | Kendra + Cole

This was the PERFECT day for fall photos! This year, I had the honor of photographing ten different sessions at my fall mini session date at Perry Farm. It was a very full day of sessions, but I just loved providing photos for each and every one of these families and couples in this season! […]


Fall Mini Sessions at Perry Farm Park in Bradley, Illinois

Fall weddings are in full swing, and I’m loving it! It’s an honor to share Cari and Nick’s rustic wedding day on the blog today! You might remember these two from their engagement session or maybe Jennifer and Brett’s wedding day! I connected with these two last year through one of my favorite past brides, […]


Rustic Round House Event Center Wedding Day in Beardstown, IL | Cari + Nick