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January 5, 2018

When you are a midwest wedding photographer you get used to working in the cold.  But Melissa and Matt are my heroes! They brought warmth, light, and love to every image of their engagement session at Cantigny Park.  I can hardly wait for their wedding day this year at Independence Grove! Make sure you scroll […]

December 9, 2017

Throughout the wedding day, friends and loved ones spoke about the kindness that flows from Kirsten and Drew.  Although I have only known them for the past year I have to agree.  Kirsten, Drew, and their families are the epitome of joy, kindness, and gentleness. As a photographer I knew I was a part of something […]

December 7, 2017

We all laughed and ended this session with a group hug as Joseph said –  “We experienced something today guys.”  I talk about the importance of an engagement session not only as an opportunity to practice being in front of the camera for your wedding day, but it’s also an opportunity to bond with your […]

November 29, 2017

I first met Jen and Joe when they were members of a bridal party for one of my dear couples back in 2016 (I’ve had a crush on Jen’s hair since that day!).  I have loved getting to know them since then and can’t wait for their wedding at the Bolingbrook Golf Club next year!  […]

November 28, 2017

Brock and Jill radiate with joy.  I caught myself smiling more than once while I was editing their session because their happiness jumps out of the frame.  Although there was a chill in the air for their engagement session at the Morton Arboretum, all I felt was warmth.  I am so happy that they found […]


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