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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 […]


Calling all photographers and creatives… I get it, blogging is something that you either love or hate. And if you’re like me (hey!), you LOVE blogging. Like, love it! To me, it’s an online journal of sorts, and I love storytelling. On the other hand, I get it, sometimes blogging is just hard – we’re […]


Five Blog Post Ideas for Photographers & Creatives

Our first wedding of 2020 is hitting the blog and friends, it was so good! An amazing couple, family, and friend group made for a wonderful wedding day… This snowy Champaign Country Club wedding was one for the books! Meet Kara and Dakota. You might remember these two from their engagement session last year. Oh […]


Snowy Winter Champaign Country Club Wedding Day in Champaign, Illinois | Kara + Dakota

Ummmm, everyone has been saying it, but man, January was the longest year ever! The start of 2020 was a good one for the Evans household – the month flew by while also feeling like forever. It was just jam-packed. Truthfully, we’re hoping for a little more of a “winter break” filled with rest in […]


January 2020 Recap | My Life Mondays

It’s engagement season! And with that comes many bridal shows, wedding expos, and more events for engaged couples. I’m excited to share our latest wedding show display on the blog today! Over the years, we’ve participated in all kinds of wedding shows, but this one… The West Loop Wedding Walk – this was our very […]


Wedding Show Display at the West Loop Wedding Walk in Chicago, Illinois

Friends, it is a joy to welcome another guest blogger to the blog, and our first guest blogger of 2020…  Say hello to my sweet friend, Amy! She’s so excited to share advice and tips for your wedding venue search today on the blog! Hi! Amy here, co-owner of The Majestic located in downtown Kankakee. […]


The Best Advice for Your Wedding Venue Search with Amy Rauch

Happy dancing as I’m overjoyed to share our last wedding of 2019 on the blog! Meet Brittany and Nic – the sweetest couple ever at their Naperville wedding! I connected with these two just a few months prior to their wedding through one of my brides, Sarah, and I’m so thankful she connected us! Brittany […]


Elements at Water Street Winter Wedding in Downtown Naperville, Illinois | Brittany + Nic

Mattie and Rolando’s winter wedding at Blessed Sacrament is hitting the blog today! I love these people! Back in August 2018, I vividly remember my first emails with Mattie. She found my work through a couple of my past brides, Kayla and Madalyn, and I’m forever thankful. And while Mattie was inquiring and we were […]


December Blessed Sacrament Wedding Day in Springfield, Illinois | Mattie + Rolando

It’s back – this Wedding Wednesday post is coming at ya with a little twist! My most favorite behind the scenes look at our 2019 wedding season. And I’ve gotta say, it’s so fun to dig through our archives and find these behind the scenes photos! Wedding season after wedding season, we always end up […]


Behind the Scenes of Wedding Season 2019 | Wedding Wednesday

If you can’t tell, I’m still 100% in reflection mode and looking back on all that happened in 2019! Last year was the first time I shared and top blog posts of the year post, and I loved it. So, it’s back! It’s an honor to share with you the top blog posts of 2019 […]


Top Blog Posts of 2019

Wedding season #7 is a wrap! In 2019, Kyle and I shared our seventh year of photographing weddings with twenty-six wonderful couples! And when I say that it’s been an honor to spend these wedding days with each and every one of those twenty-six couples, it’s the honest truth. We don’t take this job lightly […]


Weddings of 2019 Recap