Laura and Mark | Madison Club Wedding

I love Madison. It has the big city buildings but a small town feel. I've been to the Madison Club a few times now and it's such a wonderful venue for a wedding. It was pretty chilly this fall day, and windy! The ladies were such troopers to go out and get some shots with the capital building in the background. So gorgeous! 

 LOVE this. 

LOVE this. 

Amanda and Andrew | Chicago Wedding

Amanda and Andrew's wedding was like a family wedding for me. I had 3 previous brides in attendance, which was so fun! For wedding party photos, we wondered around the Lincoln Park area. What a busy location for wedding parties! Wowsa! We finished up with some photos outside of the Knickerbocker Hotel where the reception was and I have to tell you, with the light we were getting, it was my favorite spot. The city lights were glowing and the sun was setting. So we stopped traffic and got some great shots. 

 Amanda was having all the fun twirling her dress that Andrew wanted to show off his moves as well.

Amanda was having all the fun twirling her dress that Andrew wanted to show off his moves as well.

Chelsea and Tony | Elkhart Lake Wedding

Finally getting caught up on blogging and what better way to kick it off than with Chelsea and Tony. Such a gorgeous wedding in Elkhart Lake, WI. We had their first look on the dock outside Chelsea's parent home and then walked around the downtown area for group shots. The reception was so beautiful! Siebken's Resort was such a great location where cocktails and the dancing portion were held in their tavern and the dinner in their amazing dining area. Check out all of the amazing details! 

Rachel and Ryan | Lake Geneva Engagement

I've known Rachel for a while now through riding horses so I was thrilled when she asked me to photographer her engagement and wedding! I really didn't think this session would happen. The radar looked pretty bad with storms rolling in. Even on the way there, just 5 min outside downtown Lake Geneva it was raining so hard I could barely see out the window. When I arrived at the lake front where we were meeting, a pocket of sunshine opened up! We had a good hour of shooting time and then went to grab some dinner. Our pocket of sunshine closed up and the storm continued. <3 <3 So perfect.

 A little vintage edit to finish...

A little vintage edit to finish...

Squirrel + Turtle. Emmy and Sean | WI Rapids Wedding

Wow! Such a cool wedding! A wedding celebration that screamed Emmy and Sean. It took place at YMCA Camp Alexander in WI Rapids. A woodland theme... and everything about this wedding had a person touch from a friend or family member or a story behind it. SO many details and such great styling! I had to stop myself from editing anymore or the whole wedding would be done before I know it! Table settings were designed by Sean's mom and sister. Sean's mom spent her time collecting the crystal glasses and growing all of the succulents. The bouquets and boutonnieres came from the local farmers market. Benches for the ceremony were carved by the family. The save the date was even hand drawn by their 91 year old grandmother. So much love and care went into creating this wedding. LOVE it. 

Randy and Jessica | Milwaukee Wedding

What an amazing wedding! And so colorful! Jessica designed all of the floral arrangements herself, and check out her dress! Ladies... it's your wedding. It can be anything you want it to be and Jessica is the perfect example of this. The ceremony and reception were at Turner Hall in Milwaukee WI. Photos were taken inside Turner Hall and just outside.

 Love this show Rio got of the first look.

Love this show Rio got of the first look.

 How we managed to squeeze this many people into one shot inside an elevator... I'll never know.

How we managed to squeeze this many people into one shot inside an elevator... I'll never know.

Bridgette and Robby | Galena Wedding

Such a fun day! The storms were approaching, giving us cloudy skies, but held off until we were safely inside the reception. Bridgette and Robby's entire wedding took place at Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena. It was my first time there and I LOVE it. I got there about an hour and a half early, as I am a freak about not being late. I walked around a bit to scout photo locations and then sat on a swing overlooking the water. So peaceful! Highly recommended to anyone for their wedding or just to escape daily life. I also got to work with my favorite videographer, Jon Romashko of Plan A Productions. He has a drone!! Can't wait to see his video of the wedding party at the top of the golf course valley and the fly-over the drone did. Wonder if it caught any lightening that was on the way... Anyway! Enjoy some sneak peaks from this amazing wedding!!

 Jon and his drone! So fun!!

Jon and his drone! So fun!!

Liz ad Arash | Chicago Wedding

So I contact Liz and Arash a couple weeks before the wedding to go over the timeline and make sure we are on the same page. Liz tells me of a plan she has to set off pink smoke bombs.. in downtown Chicago... ?!?!?! I'm game for anything of course. I just told her to have the least important person there light them in case they get arrested. LOL! Well... our plan went off without a hitch! Check it out!!

Jamie and Zack | Libertyville Wedding

Another amazing day! Jamie and Zack planned their whole wedding to take place at Independence Grove - ceremony, photos, and reception. Always a risky choice with weather being a factor. But there was no rain in site!

Sami and Kevin | Geneva Wedding

Stunning bride! Seriously, Sami, you looked amazing. Super hot out this day but I'll take hot over rain any day. One of my very first weddings was at Riverside Receptions in Geneva, so it was so much fun getting back there last weekend. Check out this quick preview!

Carly and Jon | Arlington Heights Wedding

Congrats to Carly and Jon! Saturday was picture perfect in every way. A quick teaser for you of this gorgeous wedding... Ceremony, reception and wedding party photos all took place at and around the Metropolis in Arlington Heights. Love this downtown area!

Referral Program

Ok my friends. I've decided to start up a referral program again. My business has always succeeded because of my wonderful clients spreading the word, and I'd love to reward those for continuing to do so. Starting today, if you send an engaged couple my way and they book their wedding with me, and they name you, you will receive $100 off a family/equine photo session. What?!?! Thank you, thank you, to everyone for their continued support!!

Ashley and Mitch | Joliet Wedding

Ashley and Mitch were married on Saturday over the holiday weekend. There were storms in the forecast, and with the wedding being in Joliet, I thought for sure we'd get hit. Seems like Joliet gets hit pretty hard with storms usually. But we didn't! Not a drop of rain! So thankful because the photos and reception were held at the Patrick C. Haley Mansion. LOVE that place. So beautiful and so perfect for Ashley's wedding. Have a look! 

Shannon and Rick | Park Ridge Wedding

See a familiar face?? I met up with Shannon and her sister Meg of Whole Food Love last week and over the weekend photographed Shannon's wedding. LOVE! Such a gorgeous day! Perfect weather. Perfect wedding. This is just a small taste.. Stay tuned for more as I edit this whole wedding!

Caitlin and Patrick | Milwaukee Engagement

Such a cool session!! I first met Caitlin and Patrick a couple of years ago at Patrick's sister's wedding. So fun to work with this family again! Patrick is a pilot so where else would you take engagement photos than at the airport with his plane?!? So fun!

 Their dog's name is Rudder! LOVE.

Their dog's name is Rudder! LOVE.