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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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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 […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue | Wedding Wednesday

Eeeek… I LOVE wedding styles + themes! There are so many ideas, trends, and unique touches that each and every wedding offers. But, how do you go about defining your wedding style?   Ask yourself… How would you describe your style? What colors/textures are you drawn to? Are you focusing on a theme? What do you […]

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Defining Your Wedding Style | Wedding Wednesday

Within the last few years, I have had the honor to go alongside my best friends, sister-in-law, and other family members as they shopped for wedding dresses! Goodness, these days make me gush with happiness to be there to support my friends and to experience weddings from another perspective. You probably already guessed it, but […]

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My Advice for Wedding Dress Shopping | Wedding Wednesday

In today’s digital age, we all have to admit that technology plays a huge role in keeping all of us connected and “plugged in”. Day after day, I see technology impacting my business, helping me reach more of my people, and ultimately, allowing me to build relationships and serve my people. With this, I have […]

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FaceTime Your Wedding Photographer | Wedding Wednesday

Wedding season #6 is officially finished and in the books! This year, I shared wedding season with twenty-six amazing couples… It has been a joy and honor to spend these wedding days with twenty-six couples as they commit their lives together in marriage. Thankful, thankful, thankful! Throughout this wedding season, we saw some of the […]

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Weddings of 2018 Recap

It’s here, it’s here! The Pantone color of the year for 2019… Living coral! This bright, energetic color may seem like a challenge, but don’t worry, it can be styled so well! One of my 2018 brides, Kait, was on-trend (well, really ahead of the trend!) for her October bohemian elegance wedding day and incorporated […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2019 – Living Coral | Wedding Wednesday

It’s officially engagement season, and all of the love in the air has me thinking about the importance of wedding photography and videography. Think about your wedding day whether it was years ago, you’re engaged and planning, or you’re dreaming of your day… What is one thing you wish you could have had or one […]

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Investing in Wedding Photography and Videography | Wedding Wednesday

There is something so incredibly special about your first heirlooms as a married couple… And wedding albums are just that! I absolutely agree that having digital images is AMAZING and there are so many advantages to this, but it is also incredibly special and meaningful to have a printed heirloom that tells the story of […]

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Your First Heirloom… The Wedding Album | Wedding Wednesday

Earlier this year, I photographed one of my favorite first looks to date on Katie and Jordan’s wedding day! These two shared a beautiful moment full of emotion, and Jordan’s reaction to his bride was so incredibly sweet! While I know sharing a first look is considered to be more “non-traditional” when it comes to […]

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Just a Little First Look Love | Wedding Wednesday

Remember when I blogged about how practice makes perfect? That is, when a bride practices putting on her wedding dress – outside of the bridal shop + seamstresses presence – we can minimize stress on the wedding day. Well, the bride’s bustle for her wedding dress calls for the same… PRACTICE! I completely get it, and I’ve […]

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Help, We Forgot How to Bustle the Bride’s Wedding Dress | Wedding Wednesday