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Julia and Ali’s wedding day is here! Friends, I cannot say enough good things about this couple. They are kind, caring, and incredibly compassionate toward those in their life that they love. And speaking of the wonderful people in their life, they are surrounded by a tribe of wonderful souls that love them dearly! I […]

WEDDING

July 26, 2018

Julia + Ali | Newly Wed | Chicago, Illinois | Room 1520 Downtown Chicago Wedding Day

We’ve all seen the horrifying wedding ceremony photos floating around on the internet… Guests standing to get a better angle while holding their cameras + cell phones, guests standing in front of the professional photographer, and even guests stepping out into the aisle as the bride walks to her groom. Sadly, I’ve experienced each of […]

LOVE, WEDDING

July 25, 2018

The Stress of Cell Phones and Ceremonies | Wedding Wednesday

Eeeeek, Lyndsey and Drew’s wedding day is gracing the blog today! From start to finish and beyond… These two have been a dream to work with! They are kind, compassionate, and not to mention, just so fun to be around! Lyndsey and I connected around a week or so after the proposal when one of […]

WEDDING

July 19, 2018

Lyndsey + Drew | Newly Wed | Flossmoor, Illinois | Glenwoodie Golf Club Wedding Day

Oh, hi… It’s Wedding Wednesday! Today, I’m sharing a few things brides forget on their wedding days. Yes, it happens, the bride makes list after list to ensure that everything is taken care of on her wedding day. BUT, then the seemingly inevitable happens, and she realizes she’s forgotten to bring or do something! There’s a moment […]

LOVE, WEDDING

July 18, 2018

Things Brides Forget on Their Wedding Days | Wedding Wednesday

Goodness, where to begin with this couple and wedding day? Meet Paige and Tommy. An amazing couple that I adore. These two are fun to be around, and they are some of the kindest people I have had the honor to get to know and work with! I love their quirkiness and silliness and their […]

WEDDING

July 17, 2018

Paige + Tommy | Newly Wed | Peoria, Illinois | Summer Boho Ravina on the Lakes Wedding Day

June was full of wedding days, and I’m so excited to share this June 23rd wedding day today! Last year, Mackenzie and I connected through her sister Sarah – our previous neighbor! I loved connecting in this way, and we were truly off to a great start! You probably remember these two from their engagement […]

WEDDING

July 12, 2018

Mackenzie + Greg | Newly Wed | Urbana, Illinois | June Willow Creek Farm Wedding Day

During many wedding ceremonies, you will often see a unity ceremony take place… A moment in which the couple takes some sort of “action” signifying their union in marriage, as one. And throughout the years, I’ve seen many unity ceremonies with couples, and each one has always proven to be unique. With this blog post, […]

WEDDING

July 11, 2018

Unity Ceremony Ideas | Wedding Wednesday

Macy and Brandon’s wedding day has made it’s way to the blog! I’ve known Macy ever since our schools consolidated in grade school and we were a year apart in school and sports in junior high and high school. I’ve always known her to be a kind, godly woman, and I am thankful her wedding […]

WEDDING

July 5, 2018

Macy + Brandon | Newly Wed | Oglesby, Illinois | Starved Rock State Park June Wedding Day

This wedding day was perfect in so many ways, and I am honored to share it on the blog today! These two are the sweetest couple. They fit together perfectly, and they are incredibly kind souls. You may remember them from their engagement session last September in Chicago, too! I am so thankful to have […]

WEDDING

June 21, 2018

Anna + Geoff | Newly Wed | Lemont, Illinois | June Wedding Day at The Monte Bello Estate

May was a beautiful month for weddings, and I was honored to photograph Hannah and Jake’s first married day! You probably remember these sweeties from their engagement session last August – see it here. They are some of the most photogenic and comfortable people in front of the camera… I love it! Stepping backwards a […]

WEDDING

June 14, 2018

Hannah + Jake | Newly Wed | Champaign, Illinois | Hudson Farm Wedding Day