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!

2018, a round up!

It is finally time for a much delayed 2018 round up. I know I am a bit late in posting this, but I have been resting up after a busy year. You see, it was a big year for me. 2018 was the year that took me to Guatemala for my first international wedding and to Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley for my first National Park wedding. It was a year that allowed me to experiment a bit more with my photography and take more risks; it was also a year that led me to photographing my first surprise proposals.

It really was such an exciting year that was filled with so much love, trust and fun. As always, it was such an honor to document it all and I am ready to see what 2019 will bring. I have a feeling it is going to be a fun year!

In the meantime, take a look at some of my favorites from 2018.

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Thanks for another year of trusting me to document your biggest days. I am forever grateful.

Cheers!

Allison and Joe are getting married!

I met these two last fall when we went on quite the photo adventure around Chicago. You see, they are getting married this May at Prairie Street Brewing in Rockford, but live here and wanted engagement photos in Chicago. So we started the session on Chicago’s north side in one of my favorite places, Winnemac Park.

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From there, we went to the West Loop and set up in front of one of my favorite murals in Chicago right now. Isn’t it fun?

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She said YES!

A couple of short weeks ago, Jimmy proposed to Sarah and she said ‘YES’! He picked Lincoln Park as a perfect backdrop to propose and I was there to document it all. The story was that they were taking their friend to go see this place with a great view of Chicago and it was so much fun to be in on the secret. The pure, raw happiness these two displayed was absolutely the best and I had a blast.

Without further ado, take a look. Here they are taking it in, just before the big moment.

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Congratulations on your engagement, Sarah and Jimmy! Happy wedding planning.

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.

Take a look!

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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. 

Casey and Tanveer are married: Part Two

Hopefully everyone saw Part One of Casey & Tanveer's wedding in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park just outside of Cleveland.

Their ceremony was at Happy Days Lodge, right in the middle of a National Park. They exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends and there were so many happy tears. Everything about it was incredible and I just kept smiling while photographing all of the love that happened throughout the night. It was wonderful!

Without further ado, take a look at Part Two! 

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That's a wrap! Once again, congratulations to Casey and Tanveer! Cheers to a lifetime of happiness and love. 

Casey and Tanveer are married: Part One

Last month, these two lovely people got married in the incredible Cuyahoga Valley National Park, just outside of Cleveland. They are big hikers and have made it a priority to visit all of the National Parks. Naturally, it only made sense that they would also get married in one. 

It was such a treat to document their day while exploring a new part of this country. I mean, who knew there was a National Park just outside of Cleveland, Ohio? I certainly didn't, but holy cow did it deliver. There were waterfalls, covered bridges, rivers and so much history to explore, so we set out a day early to scout this beautiful place that Casey and Tanveer chose to exchange their vows in. It was supposed to rain that day, but luckily the weather cooperated at just the right times and everything was absolutely perfect. Needless to say, I had a blast photographing it all and getting to know these two!

I started out with Tanveer and his part of the wedding party. 

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After a few portraits of the groom, I was off to see Casey and her bridesmaids. 

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First look time!

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And then we were off to take some portraits in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Luckily the rain held off because this was a dream!

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Then they were off to Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to get married. Luckily the evening's rain held off enough to take some portraits at sunset as well. We were greeted with the most incredible sunset. 

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The rest of their wedding will be in Part Two. Stay tuned, it is coming soon!

Congrats to Casey and Tanveer!