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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 […]


I love May! It’s the time when color comes back to our world throughout Chicagoland, flowers are blooming, and the sweet sunshine brings happiness all around. To kick off the month of May’s engagement sessions, I loved spending time with Layne and Ricky for their urban engagement session in downtown Arlington Heights! At the start […]


Urban Engagement Session in Downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois | Layne + Ricky

Friends, it’s a joy to share another engagement session featured on How They Asked by The Knot! I adore this couple! You likely remember Brittany and John’s engagement session in Nashville, Tennessee, so I’m sure you can guess that I am over the moon excited and honored that their engagement session was featured. I love […]


How They Asked Feature | Brittany + John

Eeeek, I’m honored to share that Lyndsey and Drew’s military engagement session at Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois was featured on How They Asked by The Knot! It’s a joy to work with couples like these two, and it brings me even more joy to be able to share love stories like […]


How They Asked Feature | Lyndsey + Drew

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 […]


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 […]


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

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, […]


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

Eeeek, I am beyond excited to share Shannon and Jimmy’s engagement photos on the blog! I’ve known these two since I lived in Jacksonville… Shannon and I met working retail and became fast friends. She’s as sweet as can be and so very fun to be around! Over the years, I’ve photographed her senior photos, […]


Lincoln Memorial Garden Winter Engagement in Springfield, Illinois | Shannon + Jimmy

Meet Mattie and Rolando! These two got engaged this past summer and are planning their winter wedding day for this December – so fun! Mattie and Rolando met at Indiana University during their last year of coursework for their Doctorate degrees… Mattie told me that when she saw him across the room, she knew he […]


Winter Washington Park Engagement in Springfield, Illinois | Mattie + Rolando

At the end of December, I loved meeting up with Courtney and Todd for their engagement session… On an absolutely beautiful winter day! Courtney and Todd’s story goes back over four years ago when they were both home over summer break from college. These two connected while listening to Courtney’s brother’s band play, and for […]


Winter Kankakee County Engagement in Aroma Park, Illinois | Courtney + Todd

So many engagement sessions throughout the past year! Engagement sessions are incredibly valuable to me for many reasons… 1) I love photographing my couples for the first time, 2) I love getting to know them better, and 3) it is a true joy to spend even more time with some of my favorites! Plus so […]


Engagements of 2018 Recap