The Sheets Family, 2016

I love this family, you guys! I first photographed their Angela and Ryan's wedding way back when and have been photographing them every step of the way.

It is so fun seeing their littles grow up throughout the years. And, while they weren't very excited to be in front of the camera on the night of our session, I LOVED embracing it all with Angela and Ryan. We laughed and played and it was such a fun session to document. Not everything has to be posed and I love that the most about what I do. Real families are my favorite kind of family to photograph.

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Thanks for spending a gorgeous autumn afternoon with me, you guys!

The O'Malley's!

Here are a few from one of my favorite returning clients throughout the years. It was a warm, sunny fall day and well, I thought we may all be missing that warmth right about now. I know I have said it before, but I have loved following along with these guys as they grow. Also, getting out of the city is always fun as well. For this session, I headed to Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso, Indiana. 

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Cheers!

Baby M!

Hold on to your horses, I am finally caught up from the whirlwind that was the end of 2016 and am excited to catch up on some blogging.

First up? Baby M and her family who I photographed just before Christmas. Turns out, I had met her mom several years ago and boy have things changed. I loved photographing her older brother too. Check out that smile!

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Carrie and Dan eloped: Day Two

Day two started much like Day one — very relaxed with a certain sense of excitement in the air. Boutonneires were made. vows were finalized and fancy beers were had. I can't think of a better end to my 2016 wedding photography season than being at Bond Ranch Retreat in Sequim, WA with Carrie, Dan and their chosen few. Thank you for letting me document your day, Carrie and Dan! 

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Just as they got ready for their ceremony and a few photos around Bond Ranch, a full rainbow came out. It was magical!

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Once everyone was back in their comfy clothes, we all returned to the fire and enjoyed beer paired with their favorite local oysters and cheese. 

Congratulations, you two! Cheers!

Carrie and Dan eloped: Day One

Within one month, Carrie and Dan planned their epic elopement to one of their favorite places that they had visited—the Olympic Peninsula just outside of Seattle. The best part? I got to join them to document it all. It just happens to also be one of my favorite places, so you can just imagine how excited I was when I heard about their plans.

We started with a photoshoot at the beautiful Lake Crescent after a 'First Look' at Bond Ranch Retreat where we all stayed. I have to admit, I was fighting back tears and excitement jitters all day. But holy WOW was it great. 

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Here is Dan with their little guy just after breakfast. I think he was excited.

My amazing husband and helper was there to help capture this moment... just before their 'First Look'. I loved it.

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Now that the little guy was dressed and ready, it was time for the big adventure. We headed to beautiful Lake Crescent for some photos. It was misting off and on, but that didn't stop us. 

We finished up Day One with a delicious dinner in town and then drank rare beers from their collection around the fire. I can't imagine a better way to end Day One.

Cheers! Stay tuned for Day 2!

Brian and Maggie are married! Part two.

Here is Part two of Maggie and Brian's beautiful Chicago loft wedding in the West Loop. After we took portraits around the neighborhood near City View Loft, their closest family and friends joined them for an intimate ceremony that was officiated by the bride's brother. The cocktail hour and reception were immediately following and everyone had a blast. They even hired one of their favorite bands, Skeriks Bandelabra, to play during the reception.

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After the ceremony, we snuck out to capture some sunset shots. Man was I glad we did!

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Congrats, you two!!

Baby Z!

I don't know about you, but my friends have been having the cutest babies. Baby Z is one of them and I was so excited to photograph this special time in their lives. Seeing these two become a family of three has been really great and I am excited to watch them grow into their own.

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