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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! I am honored to share a look at this Iroquois County farm engagement session today! Meet Kara and Dakota! I’ve known this couple for several years through my family, Shana + Weston. These two are kind, caring, and so in love with one another! It’s an honor to be their wedding photographer for […]


Iroquois County Farm Engagement Session in Gilman, Illinois | Kara + Dakota

What a month! I’m over here in disbelief that it’s already OCTOBER… Friends, how can it be that we’re already within the last 90 days of 2019! The month of September was full. It was busy and full and good. When I went back through my iPhone camera roll to dig up photos from the […]


September 2019 Recap | My Life Mondays

Friends, I am overjoyed to share Brittany and John’s elegant Pear Tree Estate wedding day today! You likely remember this couple from their Nashville engagement session last fall (heart eyes!) or maybe even the How They Asked online feature of these two cuties. This couple is as kind as can be – yep, you totally […]


Elegant Pear Tree Estate Wedding Day in Champaign, Illinois | Brittany + John

Happy dancing as Bethany and Jon’s beautiful Chicago engagement session hits the blog today! I’ve known Bethany since we attended Illinois College together. After she got engaged earlier this year, she emailed me saying that she has been following my work since we were at IC together and loves every engagement session and wedding I […]


September Riverwalk & North Avenue Beach Engagement in Chicago, Illinois | Bethany + Jon

Eeeek, Jessica and Ashton celebrated their one year wedding anniversary earlier in September. So, of course, it was time for more photos of this couple! Fun Fact – this session marked the fourth (yes 4th!) time I’ve photographed this couple. And it never disappoints! From their first session back in 2017 to engagement photos to […]


Perry Farm Park Anniversary Session in Bourbonnais, Illinois | Jessica + Ashton

I’ve just gotta say that I’m in love with this North Avenue Beach engagement session. What a DREAM! Meet Colleen and Joel! I just cannot tell you how much I adore this couple. Almost two years ago now, I met these two at Colleen’s sister’s wedding and was thrilled to hear from them after they […]


North Avenue Beach Engagement Session in Chicago, Illinois | Colleen + Joel

Meet Tina and Greg. These two found my work last year after an internet search for a Kankakee County wedding photographer, and I’m so glad they did! Keep reading to see more of their Kankakee County Fairgrounds wedding day. That’s right, September weddings are in full swing, and today I’m happy to share our first […]


September Kankakee County Fairgrounds Wedding in Kankakee, Illinois | Tina + Greg

You guys, I have all the HEART EYES over this couple and their Deer Grove Forest Preserve engagement session! Meet Jessica and Mike. These two lovebirds are tying the knot next year! Jessica and Mike met while working as youth counselors at a residential treatment facility for youth. They both coached sports teams for their […]


Romantic Deer Grove Forest Preserve Engagement Session in Palatine, Illinois | Jessica + Mike

Tess and Sam’s Starved Rock State Park wedding day is hitting the blog today! Last summer, I met with these two after they found me on Facebook while searching for a wedding photographer – gotta love social media! And since then, I’ve adored them! The Love Story These two met in college at the University […]


Rustic Starved Rock State Park Wedding Day in Oglesby, Illinois | Tess + Sam

Meet Colleen, Joel, and their new pup, Roma 😍 Colleen and Joel are one of my couples planning a 2020 wedding day. But before we met up for their engagement session in downtown Chicago, it was so fun to meet for a few photos with their new puppy. We met in the Aroma Park area […]


Summer Sunset Couples Session in Aroma Park, Illinois | Colleen, Joel, & Roma