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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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The year of 2019 was full of engagement sessions! Twenty-two to be exact 😍 Season after season and year after year, it’s a joy to photograph many engagement sessions. These sessions often mark the first time couples have been professionally photographed together. They’re my favorite! And from city views to riverwalks to forest preserves to […]

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Engagements of 2019 Recap

Snow, snow, SNOW! This snowy Newfields engagement session at the Indianapolis Museum of Art was one for the books… And this session marked my very last session of 2019! You might remember Jori as a maid of honor in Brittany + John’s wedding. She’s a sweetie, and I was giddy as soon as I saw […]

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Newfields Snowy Engagement Session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Jori + Matt

Snow sessions are in FULL swing! After a week of snow on the ground before Christmas, I couldn’t be happier that my scheduled sessions were lucky enough to be snow sessions. In early December, these two shared a wonderful trip to Punta Cana where they celebrated 25 years of marriage – I love it! Then […]

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Winter Anniversary Session in Watseka, Illinois | Nancy + Joel

‘Tis the season for a chilly winter engagement session! But ya know what? These sessions are always worth it! Over the last couple of months, I’ve been looking forward to this engagement session and time spent with this couple! Meet Courtney and Eric! These two met on Hinge a little over a year ago. They […]

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Winter Skyline Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Courtney + Eric

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Fall Engagement Session in Springfield, Illinois | Clare + Chayce

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 […]

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

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