Chris and Kayla | Chicago Engagement

Thank god we took these photos before the negative temperatures and snow moved in. Chris and Kayla had some specific spots in the city they wanted photos… Chicago Theater, Kinzie St. bridge, and even the corner pub where they got engaged. I can’t wait for the wedding! They are getting married at Stan Mansion…. one of the first venues I ever shot a wedding in and haven’t been back since.


Becca + Andrew | Chicago Engagement

Becca wasn't even sure she wanted engagement photos, but since I offer them as complimentary... why not? I met up with Becca and Andrew the other night at their place. They wanted me to capture them just doing their thing at home and around the neighborhood. It was THE BEST. We went up to their rooftop to find an amazing space to entertain friends with a fabulous view. We took a little spin around the block where we found Becca's favorite trees and some really great building facades. We even stopped for Gelato! Check it out!

Autumn and Chris | Libertyville Engagement

We were dodging rain all through this session but we were able to have a great time and even get access to Tavern when it was closed. Too fun! Meet Autumn and Chris. Autumn has been coloring my hair for probably 10 years now. All those funky colors and designs come from this girl. Def check her out HERE. Can't wait for their wedding this fall!

Free Me workshop | Seattle WA

Last week I traveled to Seattle Washington to participate in the Free Me workshop by Candice Zugich, also known as The Blissful Maven. She's amazing. Her photos make you feel something. They are intimate and the connection between her subjects is intense. I love it. My goal was to see how she worked and was able to pull this emotion and connection out of people for the camera. So in love with these photos... Totally inspiring. Starting to scout locations so that I can take more photos like this. If you are interested in being one of my model couples, shoot me a message. Styling by Candice Zugich.

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...

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!!

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.

DIY Wedding Flowers

Such a beautiful day today! It inspired me to share with you how one wedding from last summer took the flowers into their own hands and you would never know because they looked amazing! Have you ever thought to ask your local farmers market florist to supply the flowers for your wedding? That's exactly what this couple did. Once they picked up the flowers, the groom's mother got to work crafting bouquets with a little bit of burlap and lace ribbon. For the ceremony, the aisle was lined with hanging mason jars filled with flowers. So simple and gorgeous! And I have to say, the flowers lasted all day long. Too often I see flowers wilt after just a couple of hours. So enjoy this little DIY wedding day flowers.

Amy and JD Engaged

So excited for Amy and JD's wedding next September! They are having it at Pier Wisconsin, which is a venue I absolutely love up in Milwaukee. We had a bit of a chilly day for our photos at the lake shore, but with cold weather comes an empty beach. Perfect for our session. Love love love the muted colors of the city and Lake Michigan and that awesome striped blanket they brought to cuddle up in. Can't wait for the big day my new friends!

Erin and John | Engaged

Another hot day! I met up with Erin and John yesterday in the Lincoln Park area for their engagement session. They had gotten engaged there so it was only fitting. We battled the remainder of the Pride crowd and found some space of our own. They did amazing. Beautiful colors and a beautiful couple. I can't wait for the wedding!

Ryan and Meredith: engaged.

What a fun afternoon! Ryan and Meredith are obvious Cubs fans(Go Cubs!) so what better place to take engagement photos than at Wrigley! We started off by meeting Ronnie Woo-Woo. We then headed in and pretty much had the park to ourselves. R&M were such a fun couple. We had all kinds of laughs mixed in with some smooching in the dugout. We even got to break the rules and walk out to the ivy walls of the outfield. They no longer let people do this but our tour guide was awesome and let us sneak a few. And for anyone interested, there is a fee to take photos inside Wrigley, but it goes straight to the Chicago Cub Charities which is awesome. Please contact me if you would like more information on taking photos inside Wrigley.

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haha... the pain of being seated behind the pole!

haha... the pain of being seated behind the pole!

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