Baby T!

Baby T was just 20 days young at the time of his first official photo shoot. His mom is a bit of a photographer as well, so I am sure this will be the first of many. I loved meeting this new family of three and photographing their little guy at his home in Chicago. 

Take a look!

Then, Baby T's mom went behind her camera for a few. So fun!

Chrissy and Jason are married!

Chrissy and Jason exchanged vows in the most intimate of ways, surrounded by 20 of their closest people at a pop-up wedding in Humboldt Park. It was my second time documenting such a small affair and I have to say, it was super fun! I loved seeing how it all fell into place... plus, everything was in bloom and they got the most beautiful of days. It was all so incredibly intimate and lovely. 

Chrissy got ready at Spa Soak in Bucktown while Jason got ready at their condo nearby.

Take a look!

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Then they quickly picked a place for the ceremony. They picked a quiet spot in front of the Formal Gardens. In Humboldt Park, you really cannot go wrong though!

Then they were off to celebrate at Antico in Bucktown. 

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Congrats, you two! Have a blast in Hawaii!

Eva & Omar are married: Part 2

Here is the second half of Eva and Omar's post from last week. 

Once we got back to the Sofitel, the wedding ceremony started immediately. Eva and Omar's closest friends and family from all over the world were there to celebrate with them. It was all very intimate. At the end of the night, I said goodbye to them and Omar said, "I am just so happy." That just about sums it up. Congrats, you two!

Take a look!

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Cheers to your next adventure, you two! Congrats!

Gown: Elaya Vaughn by Kate Pankoke
Suit: ESQ
Floral Design: Stems Chicago
Hair & Makeup: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists

Eva & Omar are married: Part 1

Eva and Omar got married at the end of June in front of their closest friends and family. Guests flew in from all over the world to see these two exchange vows and while I only spent the day with them, I cannot believe how in sync these two are. It was made more apparent as I was going through the photos from my second photographer and I when I saw that while Eva was giving out gifts, Omar was too. While Eva was looking out the window on the third floor, Omar was looking out the window on the second floor. While Eva was twirling in her dress, Omar couldn't take his eyes off of her. And, they both went through the day with the biggest smiles on their faces. I loved it! It was so great to see that and it was such an honor to photograph such an important day for these two adventurers, who are still on an epic honeymoon in South Africa. 

Eva and Omar got ready at the Sofitel and then we headed out to take some photos downtown on a very hot day. They were such troopers though and I am so glad they were because we had a blast!

I started with Eva and the girls. Take a look!

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Meanwhile, Liz was one floor down with the guys while they got ready.  

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Then it was time for their first look, followed by an adventure around Chicago! I loved Liz's shot of Omar waiting for his first glimpse of Eva. 

I loved this shot that Liz captured while I was getting them set up. So sweet!

Then they were off to get married! Part two is coming next week. Stay tuned!

Gown: Elaya Vaughn by Kate Pankoke
Suit: ESQ
Floral Design: Stems Chicago
Hair & Makeup: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists

Heidi and Eric's new addition!

It has been a busy summer and I have loved every minute of it. Baby E and his parents are no exception.... I photographed this little guy at home when he was just 2.5 weeks young. He practically slept through the whole session and we actually had to wake him up to see those beautiful eyes. 

It was so fun to meet this new family of three and to document this precious time in their lives. I truly hope our paths cross again. But for now, take a look!

Congrats to this amazing family of three!

Amy & Geoff's Ipswich wedding: Part 2

Earlier this week, I posted Part One of Amy & Geoff's Barn at the Crane Estate wedding in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Good news, here is Part two! Everything was so heartfelt and I truly loved documenting it all. The gorgeous Massachusetts backdrop didn't hurt anything either.

What a wedding it was... take a look.

Cheers to a lifetime of happiness. Congrats, you two.

Amy & Geoff's Ipswich wedding: Part 1

When Amy and Geoff first contacted me last year, I was so excited with the potential to go to Massachusetts to photograph a wedding. One thing is for sure, I love a change of scenery! When they booked me, I got even more excited. And then you should have seen me when I was getting on that airplane. It was such a treat to photograph such a heartfelt wedding in an historic setting. I was incredibly grateful that they flew me out there to document such an important and joyous day for them. It was pretty amazing.

Thanks for letting me be part of your day, Amy and Geoff. 

Geoff got ready with his guys at his parent's house... along with some scotch and a side of bagpipes.

Meanwhile, Amy and her closest gals were getting ready at a nearby bed and breakfast. 

Then it was time for the 'first look'. They picked the perfect location at Appleton Farms in Ipswich. So sweet.

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Then it was time for the ceremony! Stay tuned for Part two. Coming soon.