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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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Can you believe we’re already halfway through the year?! The month of June started with a happy birthday FaceTime with our niece in Alaska before photographing a summer wedding day. Then we rolled into the first week of the month complete with meetings with brides, an engagement session, and maternity photos for my dear cousin […]

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June 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

Friends, this was my first visit to this location, and I can promise that I will be back! I just adored Antonia and John’s sunset engagement session at Cantigny Park! Antonia and John were friends long before they fell in love. These two met at work and that was where everything started! Last fall when […]

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Sunset Engagement Session at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois | Antonia + John

Yay, I’m honored to share this fairytale Chicagoland wedding day on the blog! That’s right, Sarah and Gene’s wedding day was just that… A fairytale! Two of my favorites, Colette and Alfonso, connected me to this couple, and I am forever grateful. And I’m guessing you remember this gorgeous couple from their engagement session last […]

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Fairytale Chicagoland Wedding Day at Petergof in Northbrook, Illinois | Sarah + Gene

So excited to share this boho wedding day at Hamilton’s on the Lake! You might remember these two from their farm engagement session last fall. They are the sweetest, and I’m honored to share more about their love story and wedding day with you! From the bride… We have known each other for years, crossing […]

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Boho Wedding Day at Hamilton’s on the Lake in Jacksonville, Illinois | Lauren + Alex

Happy dancing! Help me welcome my gal pals from Elite Bridal to the blog where they’ll be sharing the ultimate guide for the perfect bridal appointment! Congrats, Bride! You said ‘Yes!’ to your significant other, now it’s time to say yes to your wedding dress! Finding a wedding dress can be stressful, but it doesn’t […]

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The Ultimate Guide for the Perfect Bridal Appointment with Elite Bridal

Ahhh, I am swooning over this engagement session! I just love that Breanna and Clay wanted their engagement photos in Kankakee County with me 😍 These two met the summer before Breanna’s freshman year and Clay’s senior year of high school. They kept running into each other that summer, and Clay messaged Breanna to break […]

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Summer Kankakee County Engagement in Kankakee, Illinois | Breanna + Clay

Another wedding day is gracing the blog! I’m happy to share Symber and Donny’s romantic blush wedding day in Peotone, Illinois today! Last summer, Symber and I connected as they started planning their spring 2019 wedding day. I loved meeting her from the start and knew working with her would be a joy! And I […]

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Romantic Blush Wedding Day in Peotone, Illinois | Symber + Donny

It’s an honor to share this romantic spring wedding day at The Chateu Bu-Sche in Alsip today! I loved photographing Brittany and Braden for the first and second time (you’ll have to read the blog post to find out why!) last summer for their engagement session. These two radiate kindness and joy in their relationship […]

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Spring Wedding Day at the Chateau Bu-Sche in Alsip, Illinois | Brittany + Braden

It’s true… I had a blast with Marybeth and Ryan at their Lincoln Park + North Avenue Beach engagement session in Chicago! I absolutely LOVED connecting with this couple last winter through one of my favorite past brides, Lyndsey. These connections bring me so much joy! I love my bride tribe dearly. Marybeth and Ryan […]

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Lincoln Park + North Avenue Beach Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Marybeth + Ryan

Today we’re celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary! Happy five married years to us 😍 When I look back on that cloudy 70-something degree day we married, I will be honest – there are lots of things I don’t remember… I don’t remember watching the weather forecast, stressing over wedding week to-do’s, or making sure everything […]

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Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary