Ashley & Brendan are married!

I know I only recently posted Ashley and Brendan’s very delayed engagement session photos, but now they are officially married and I am so excited to share their big day with you. One thing is for sure, music is important to these two and that seems to run in the family. Which is exactly why they booked Fitzgerald’s Night Club for their wedding. It was amazing to be at this historic music venue photographing this incredible day for these two lovely people and their loved ones. We started out downtown Chicago at the Palmer House, made stops along the way at some of their favorite Chicagoland sights and eventually made our way to Fitzgerald’s for the main event.

What a day, take a look!

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Congratulations, you two. Thanks for sharing your day with me!


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!

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.