A 5 year anniversary session. Also, cats!

I recently met and photographed Donna and Kurt. Holy cats were these two were a blast to photograph! They came to me as a referral from a mutual friend and I am thankful we met. Everything about this session was a blast whether it was snuggling kitties at the amazing Catcade or adventuring at the beach.

You probably know this by now, but one of my favorite things is to capture the essence of a couple and while that is always my goal, I really feel good about this one. Here are Donna and Kurt, celebrating nearly 5 years and very much in love.

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Then we were off to Oak Street Beach for a quick little portrait session by Lake Michigan and a fabulous cake mural. 

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That's a wrap! Congrats on 5 years, Donna and Kurt. 

PS- Just putting this out there, but I would love to document more couples... for no reason at all. Just you and your main squeeze. Ok, that is all. Carry on. 

Agne & Paul are married!

Agne & Paul picked one of the most beautiful spaces I have seen in awhile for their wedding. It was at the original Sears Tower that is known as Nichols Tower in Homan Square. They invited 20 of their loved ones to the most intimate of celebrations and it was such a treat to document it all.

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Then it was time for the reception where they were greeted by their family and a rainbow over Chicago!

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Congratulations, you two! Thanks for trusting me to document your day!

2016, what a year!

You guys! I have been putting this off for some reason and I truly do not know why. I loved 2016 and all that I did! The couples I met last year were incredible and I was honored to travel to both coasts for some extra special weddings, elopements and sessions. If you know me, you know that I love to travel and this year I got to combine travel and photography. Bonus! I photographed in mountains, skyscrapers and castles and while I was busier than ever, I didn't want it to end. 

Take a look, won’t you?

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If you are curious what I look like while documenting these extra special and amazing moments, here is a shot of me while at a ranch on the Olympic Peninsula. Thanks to my husband for the photo.

Thank you for sharing these moments with me. I am beyond honored!

Katie & Paul are married: Part Two

And, here is Part Two of Katie and Paul's wedding day! It was just so much fun!

Take a look. We did their wedding portraits at Graue Mill in Oakbrook and it was perfect!

Then we headed back to join their family and friends for cocktail hour and the reception at the Westin in Lombard.

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Congratulations, you two! Thanks for letting Karina and I document your big day! We had a blast!

Annika and Scott are married!

Annika and Scott recently exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends at Friendship Park Conservatory in DesPlaines. It was so much fun documenting their day and following along with them as they took the next step in their relationship. It was a beautiful October day and I don’t think we could have asked for anything more… well, maybe a few additional marks on the thermometer would have been nice, but that is besides the point. 

A million thanks goes out to my super amazing second shooter for the day as well. Angel Espiritu, you were amazing!

Without further ado, take a look at Annika and Scott’s big day!

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Congratulations, you two!