Ashley & Brendon are engaged!

These two spent an afternoon with me back in May for their engagement photos and we had so much fun exploring Lincoln Park together. Their wedding is coming up in just a couple short weeks away and I am getting so excited for it all!

Take a look and see you soon, Ashley and Brendon!

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Congratulations, you two! I can’t wait for September 14th!

Karina & Michael: 10 years and counting!

I recently got to photograph this amazing family and couple, in celebration of their 10 year anniversary. You see, they were throwing a party with a few of their closet friends and family, so it truly was such an honor to be part of this intimate day. I loved every second of it. The party was at Antique Taco space was the perfect place to celebrate 10 years!

Before the party, we did a photoshoot at Garfield Park Conservatory.

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After a quick outfit change, we were off to Stop No. 2!

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Next up? A party at Antique Taco!

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Cheers to the next decade, Karina and Michael!

Annie and John are married!

You may remember these two from their snowy engagement session from 2018 with their pup, but it is time to show off their gorgeous wedding now. Last month, Annie and John recently exchanged their vows at The Library at 190, here in Chicago. It was intimate and sweet and I loved every single second of it. This venue is in the heart of downtown, so we got to hit up some of my favorite locations for portraits and their pup was in the wedding.

Plus, can we talk about this venue with venues of all things Chicago? So good! Go ahead, take a look.

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Meanwhile, Annie was getting ready just down the hall.

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That is a wrap! Congratulations, Annie and John!

Allie & Joe are married!

Last month, Allie and Joe exchanged their vows at Prairie Street Brewing in Rockford on a patio, just off of the Rock River. It was beautiful and so much fun to explore the area. As many of you know, I love getting out of Chicago to document a wedding day. This was no different. Allie and Joe were the sweetest couple, plus they were so easy to photograph. I loved every single second of it, seriously.

Without further ado, take a look! I started off with Allie and the girls, while my second shooter, Stephen, started out with Joe and the guys.

Cheers!

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Meanwhile, Stephen was hanging out with the Joe and his friends.

After Allie went inside, I joined up with Joe. You see, they wanted to see each other for the first time at the alter and it was so fun to see that all unfold.

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Congratulations, you two! It was a blast!

Venue: Prairie Street Brewhouse
Second Shooter: Stephen Ramsden
Videography: Robert Banez for Something New Media
DJ: An Enchanted Evening

She said yes!

Nicole reached out to me back in October with a secret up her sleeve. You see, she was planning a vacation to Chicago with her girlfriend and wanted to propose while she was here. In my opinion, she picked one of the best views of Chicago as the backdrop and we crossed all of our fingers and toes for decent weather. It was such an emotional and sweet thing to be in on the secret and I loved every single second of it.

Thank you so much for including me during this most exciting time. Congratulations, you two! You were a dream to work with.

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Thanks again for letting me part of such an amazing night.

Cheers!

Andie and Jason are married!

I can’t believe it, but my 2019 photo season is officially off with a bang. I may be backed up in the editing queue, but this was my first wedding of the year and I was just too excited and had to share some of my favorite shots from Andie and Jason’s amazing wedding at Warehouse 109.

Meet Andie and Jason. They exchanged their vows amongst their closest family and friends while it snowed and rained outside in late April. It didn’t stop them though. In fact, it was so lovely to see how much they embraced the crazy weather and each other and I cannot imagine kicking off the year any other way. Seriously. These two were amazing and I loved every single detail of what they planned.

Take a look!

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Meanwhile my amazing second, Rebecca, was with Jason and the guys at a nearby hotel.

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After a few shots at the nearby brewery, it was time for the first look!

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Guests were starting to filter in, so Andie hung out in the restroom just before the ceremony. So amazing! Thanks for capturing this shot, Rebecca!

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Ceremony time!

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Cheers, you two! I cannot think of a better way to start my year. What a day it was!

Floral: The Local Petaler
Gown: BHLDN
Jacket Illustration: KRorer Decor
Pizza: Wooden Paddle
DJ: Gary Nielsen
Videographer: Our Wedding Movie