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. 

Amy & Geoff: The rehearsal dinner

It is not often that I photograph rehearsal dinners, but when I do, they involve lobster and a contra dance. Just kidding!  

Amy & Geoff so graciously flew me out to beautiful Ipswich, MA to photograph their wedding at the Crane Estate and their blog post is coming soon. I promise! They had a lot of fun things planned for the night before, so they asked me to photograph part of it. It was such a wonderful introduction to their family and friends and it had me very excited for their wedding. Also, did I mention a contra dance? So fun!

Take a look!

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The Padilla Family!

I first heard from this lovely family earlier in the year. They found my work through Indie Wed, but weren't looking for wedding photography. You see, they wanted a session on their little guy's first birthday and I thought it was the sweetest thing. So earlier this month, little T turned one and we celebrated with a photo shoot at some of their favorite places in Logan Square. And, mother nature once again cooperated! All week it was looking like rain on his birthday, but it turned into a gorgeous morning... all for him.


Thanks to Bang Bang Pie for lending us their space a for a bit and thanks to the Padilla family for having me document this special time in your lives!

Enjoy your second year, little guy.

Stephanie & Chris are married. Part Two.

I recently posted Stephanie & Chris's first part of the day, but here is Part Two! They exchanged vows at Kaiser Tiger and we immediately headed upstairs for the reception and pretty fantastic celebration. I am pretty sure everyone had a blast and I loved documenting it all for them!

As promised, here is Part Two.

Thanks for letting me document your day, Stephanie and Chris. Congrats, you two!

Stephanie & Chris are married. Part One.

I first met Stephanie & Chris at a wedding I photographed at Revolution Brewery a few years back. Chris was a groomsman in that wedding and when I heard about their awesome wedding plans, I was so excited to work with them and to see some familiar faces! The weather was questionable all week and it changed at the last minute into a gorgeous Chicago day.  Kaiser Tiger was pretty great too. 

Enjoy part one! Part two is coming soon. Congratulations, you two!

While we were out taking photos around town, Stephanie randomly ran into her grandma. I love when things like this happen! 

Then we were off to Kaiser Tiger! It was time to get married!