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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 […]


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

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

Friends, it’s an absolute honor to welcome my friend Hillary of Hillary Rae Events to the blog! Today, she’s sharing her top 10 reasons to hire a wedding planner for your wedding. Let’s jump in! Happy holiday season! Congratulations on your engagement and all the work you’ve done thus far while planning your big day. […]


Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner with Hillary Rae Events

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

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

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

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

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