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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 […]

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I’m falling in love with the fall season all over again thanks to the sessions and weddings I’ve had lately! And this engagement session at Cantigny is no exception. Meet Kelsey and Justin! I met these two last year when I photographed Jessica and Ashton’s wedding day – sweet Kelsey was a bridesmaid and Justin […]

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Romantic Fall Engagement Session at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL | Kelsey + Justin

More fall anniversary sessions are hitting the blog, yay! Chloe and Kyle (oh and their pup, Prescott) rocked their one-year anniversary session! My husband Kyle and I attended Illinois College with this couple and have since photographed their downtown Springfield engagement session, Westminster Presbyterian wedding day, and now we’ve photographed their one-year anniversary session, too. […]

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October Anniversary Session at Lincoln Memorial Garden in Springfield, IL | Chloe + Kyle

This was my first session that truly felt like fall this season… And I loved it so! I’m so excited to share CayLee and Ryan’s anniversary session at Willowhaven on the blog! These two are a couple that I’ve photographed five times now, yes five! I’m guessing you probably remember this couple, too. From their […]

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Fall Anniversary Session at Willowhaven in Bourbonnais, IL | CayLee + Ryan

Meet Esther and Jiho! I met these two for the first time at their Allerton Park engagement photo session. These two are graduate students at the University of Illinois and are excitedly planning their January wedding day in Korea! These two found my work on Instagram – I love it!  We were incredibly thankful for […]

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Fall Allerton Park Engagement Session in Monticello, IL | Esther + Jiho

Happy dancing as I share Alessandra and Jake’s fall Illinois College engagement session on the blog! I attended undergrad with Alessandra and Jake, so when they reached out as they starting planning their wedding day – I was honored! These two are so kind, sweet, and in love with each other. This couple’s story goes […]

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Fall Illinois College Engagement in Jacksonville, Illinois | Alessandra + Jake

Happy dancing! I am honored to share a look at this Iroquois County farm engagement session today! Meet Kara and Dakota! I’ve known this couple for several years through my family, Shana + Weston. These two are kind, caring, and so in love with one another! It’s an honor to be their wedding photographer for […]

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Iroquois County Farm Engagement Session in Gilman, Illinois | Kara + Dakota

Happy dancing as Bethany and Jon’s beautiful Chicago engagement session hits the blog today! I’ve known Bethany since we attended Illinois College together. After she got engaged earlier this year, she emailed me saying that she has been following my work since we were at IC together and loves every engagement session and wedding I […]

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September Riverwalk & North Avenue Beach Engagement in Chicago, Illinois | Bethany + Jon

Eeeek, Jessica and Ashton celebrated their one year wedding anniversary earlier in September. So, of course, it was time for more photos of this couple! Fun Fact – this session marked the fourth (yes 4th!) time I’ve photographed this couple. And it never disappoints! From their first session back in 2017 to engagement photos to […]

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Perry Farm Park Anniversary Session in Bourbonnais, Illinois | Jessica + Ashton

I’ve just gotta say that I’m in love with this North Avenue Beach engagement session. What a DREAM! Meet Colleen and Joel! I just cannot tell you how much I adore this couple. Almost two years ago now, I met these two at Colleen’s sister’s wedding and was thrilled to hear from them after they […]

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North Avenue Beach Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Colleen + Joel

You guys, I have all the HEART EYES over this couple and their Deer Grove Forest Preserve engagement session! Meet Jessica and Mike. These two lovebirds are tying the knot next year! Jessica and Mike met while working as youth counselors at a residential treatment facility for youth. They both coached sports teams for their […]

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Romantic Deer Grove Forest Preserve Engagement Session in Palatine, Illinois | Jessica + Mike