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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 new year! It’s time for my last (but not least) monthly recap from the past year… The month of December was good to us! Our month started with a Thanksgiving gathering – it’s so odd to me that the Thanksgiving holiday was so late this year. Then we were rolling into the new month! […]


December 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

It’s the holiday season, yay! I love this time of the year. There’s just something about letting the joy and holiday spirit in the air fill your very own spirit and soul with happiness. I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared a Friday Five blog, so this time, I’m sharing one in […]


Five Things I’m Loving Right Now – Holiday Edition | Friday Five

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

See ya later November! I’m back with another monthly recap in online scrapbook form – aka the blog! Ummmm, does anyone else feel like November was here and gone in a flash? I feel like I kept saying that Thanksgiving was “so late” this year, and then it was here quicker than I imagined. I […]


November 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

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 […]


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

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