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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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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 […]

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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 […]

ENGAGEMENT

How They Asked Feature | Brittany + John

Oh happy day – let’s welcome my friend Katie from Two Whisks Bakery to the blog! As a self-proclaimed wedding cake connoisseur, I’m excited that Katie is sharing tips for selecting your wedding sweets with Two Whisks Bakery on the blog today! Helllooooo sweet friends! Congratulations – you are engaged and have made all your […]

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Tips for Selecting Your Wedding Sweets with Two Whisks Bakery

As a self-proclaimed cake connoisseur, it just seems fitting to share a fun Friday Five blog post! If you know me, you know I love all the cake, so this post shouldn’t come as a surprise to you… Let’s dive into my favorite cake flavors! #5 – Spice Cake Throughout my four years of high […]

PERSONAL

My Favorite Cake Flavors | Friday Five

Spring is in the air! And I am over the moon excited to share Samantha and Nick’s spring greenery and gold wedding day at the Orpheum in Champaign! It’s likely that you remember these two from their engagement session last September. I mean, come on, that sunset and the photos of this couple gave me […]

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Spring Greenery + Gold Wedding Day at The Orpheum in Champaign, Illinois | Samantha + Nick

Hey friends! Happy Monday and month of May to you! At the start of this new month, I’m excited to share our month of April recap focused on the happenings in our life and business… Here we go! We started the month of April with an evening of church volleyball. I play on a team […]

PERSONAL

April 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

For a girl that loves to talk, this styled shoot left me speechless – just WOW. This spring bridal and lifestyle styled shoot in downtown Kankakee filled with Kankakee County creatives was magic! My friend, Michaela, and I dreamed about this studio styled shoot in Kankakee County for what seems like months after collaborating on […]

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Spring Bridal + Lifestyle Styled Shoot in Downtown Kankakee | Kankakee County Wedding Photographer

Our girl is FOUR years old! Yesterday we celebrated Georgie’s fourth birthday… Complete with lots of snuggles, kisses, new toys, and peanut butter cake. She’s one spoiled girl! It’s hard to believe that a little less than four years ago we rescued Georgie when she was around 8 weeks old from Wright-Way Rescue. Our little […]

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Georgie’s Fourth Birthday

It’s been a bit since I’ve shared a tour of my creative workspace, and let me tell you… From my original workspace in my dorm room to my first office in a corner of our living room to a shared space in our guest bedroom to today where I have a home office. My creative […]

FOR CREATIVES

A Tour of My Creative Workspace

As creative entrepreneurs, sometimes we’re killing it in life and biz. But sometimes we’re stuck. Unsure of where to go next or what to do. Sometimes we need a little help. And oftentimes, there are signs showing up in your life and biz that you might need a mentor! You guessed it – this Friday […]

FOR CREATIVES

Five Signs That You Might Need a One-on-One Mentor | Friday Five