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A HOME SESSION WITH THE POWELL’S

Oh my goodness, where to even start with this session?! I had so much fun getting to photograph Mallory and John at their beautiful home in Glenview! Mallory is not only a sweet friend of mine, but also the incredibly talented owner and lead planner at Chi Chic Weddings & Events here in Chicago. 

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A PHILADELPHIA WEDDING AT THE BALLROOM AT THE BEN

Leo and Sarah chose to celebrate their beautiful wedding in downtown Philadelphia at the Ballroom at the Ben. They decided on this location so that friends and family from New Jersey, Miami, Brazil, and everything in between could join them on their special day.

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LEO + SARAH

As soon as I arrived to the Dana Hotel, Maggie was beaming with joy. She radiated pure elegance and style in her dress from Mignonette bridal and purple Jimmy Choo shoes. I love the pink tutu dresses that she chose for her flower girls and was in photographer heaven as they helped her put on […]

Aug,16

A Romantic Wedding at The Geraghty Maggie + Tony

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I’ve been toying with the idea of switching from my personal gmail account to a business email account for years. After my Tuesday’s Together meeting this week, I was convinced that I needed to make the switch. What took me so long? Well, I think it was because I was scared of the unknown. I […]

Aug,10

Personal or a Business Email Account? Why I made the switch

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Nicole and I met earlier this year and since then, she’s led of Chicago’s Tuesday’s Together meet-ups talking about personality types, photographed a beautiful engagement session in France, and more! I’m amazed at this incredibly sweet and talented lady, and am so excited to see what the future holds for her! She photographs for her […]

Aug,2

A Photography Branding Session With Nicole Jansma

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I’m all about making my life and running a business a little easier. I absolutely love when I hear about a new app or program that can help solve a problem I’m having or that can make me more efficient on a day to day basis. Below are the top 23 apps and programs that […]

Jul,25

The Top 23 Apps and Programs That I Use To Run My Business Smoothly and Efficiently

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed in a big city, let alone photographing a wedding in a big city. Most of my weddings are located in downtown Chicago and there are almost always tons of people around us. Over the past six years of photographing weddings, I’ve found the best ways to photograph my couples so […]

Jul,10

3 Tips for Photographing in Crowded Places Chicago Wedding Photographer

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I recently got to visit Shaunae of Shaunae Teske Photography at her gorgeous home in Green Bay, Wisconsin for her branding session! I just love her mix of modern and vintage office style. Her home is located in the historical district in Green Bay and is filled with so much charm. Shaunae is a girl […]

Jul,6

Photographer Branding Session Photos for Shaunae Teske Photography

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I’m a huge fan of taking time each year to do something just for yourself. Just for the fun of it. Styled shoots are a great way for entrepreneurs in the wedding industry to let loose and do something a little out of the norm. Back in April, Carisma and I met to catch up over […]

Jun,15

Music and Dance Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot on Montrose Beach

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  Oh my goodness guys, it’s finally here! The new website is live!!!! Krista of Davey & Krista did such an amazing job designing this site and I am like a 5 year old on Christmas morning. It’s literally everything I hoped it would be and more. I have SO many favorites, but I think my […]

Jun,12

The New ENP Website is LIVE! Website Giveaway

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  I married my husband when I was 20 years old and was just finishing up my sophomore year of college. After our wedding, I moved to Nashville where he was attending Vanderbilt University and then only a year later moved to Knoxville so he could attend law school. As you can imagine, moving my […]

Jun,10

3 Tips for Jumpstarting Your Business In a New City

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Kevin and Laura work for the same company, met at a training event in Atlanta a few years ago, and have been together ever since. Kevin proposed to Laura while vacationing in Barcelona on top of a mountain called Montserrat. How sweet is that?! We definitely share our love for travel and amazing food! They […]

Jun,5

Black Tie Wedding at Germania Place Kevin + Laura

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The idea of getting published can be really daunting at times. I remember the first time I ever submitted a wedding for publication. My heart was beating out of my chest, scared to death of the dreaded rejection email. You may be asking yourself: “How do I even start? I don’t know the first thing […]

May,24

5 Tips on How To Get Published Magazine and Blog Submissions

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Naomi and David met at the University of Michigan back in 2005 and began dating a few years later. For years, they had a long distance relationship while David was in medical school and Naomi was in graduate school in Chicago. One day, David came to visit her in Chicago as he often did, but this […]

May,22

An Elegant Wedding At Osteria Via Stato Naomi and David

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I loved photographing this wedding as a second photographer for my friend at Maria Harte Photography! Jillian and Gary were such sweethearts and I loved all of their details! They had an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception at the Galleria Marchetti in Chicago. It began to rain just before the ceremony began, but they continued […]

May,14

Summer Wedding at Galleria Marchetti Jillian and Gary

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On Katelin and Dan’s first date, they went to the famous “Bean” statue and then to Gino’s East in downtown Chicago, so choosing Millennium Park for their engagement session was the perfect way to tell how their love story began. From that day on, a tradition began where each year, Katelin and Dan would go back […]

May,11

A Millennium Park Engagement Session Katelin and Dan

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After meeting one another through mutual friends over 2 years ago, Tony proposed to Maggie in London. Soon after the proposal they began to plan their wedding at The Geraghty. Knowing their love for Chicago and the industrial feel, we ventured west of the loop for their engagement pictures. We began the session on a rooftop […]

May,8

An Industrial Engagement Session in Chicago Maggie and Tony

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The start of these friendships started over a glass of wine as I met Elizabeth (Liz) Greve for the first time at Eataly. I had just moved to Chicago in the fall of 2014 and didn’t know a soul, so the thought of getting together with other photographers in the industry was incredibly exciting to me! […]

Apr,28

Tennessee LLMN Girls Road Trip

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Kesley and Kurt began their love story when they met in college at the University of Iowa. I loved getting to hear more about their love story and what all they’ve accomplished since then. They are both so incredibly sweet and smart! Kesley and Kurt expressed to me at our initial meeting that they wanted […]

Apr,24

A Cantigny Park Engagement Session Kesley and Kurt

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Wedding season is now in full swing here in Chicago and I am thrilled to have begun the spring season with an amazing couple like Stella and David. Stella, the owner of a beautiful clothing store called Stella315, originally met David a few years ago through mutual friends. They fell in love soon after becoming friends […]

Apr,17

A Spring Wedding at Stonegate Banquets Stella and David - Chicago

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Once again, I fall in love with photographing branding sessions! I think it’s because small business owners, like myself, hold a special place in my heart. I love every chance I get to help other creatives succeed, cheer them on, and provide images for them to help elevate their website and social media accounts. For this […]

Mar,28

Wedding Planner Branding Session Rachael Steacy Events

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Hey friends!! The past few weeks have been so much fun, but a little hectic to say the least 🙂 From travels, to photo shoots, and getting ready for wedding season to kick off, I’ve been going a million miles a minute. Ordering take out, letting the dishes pile up, and having the laundry sit in […]

Mar,22

Seattle, Washington Pike Place Market, Kerry Park, and more!

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From the fresh water lakes to the snow covered mountains, Whistler was absolutely beautiful. Vincent, my life-long friend Caroline, and her husband, met in Seattle this past January to make the drive to Whistler, Canada. The drive itself was simply stunning and we really couldn’t have asked for much better weather while we were there. The […]

Feb,23

Whistler Vacation Ski Trip to Canada

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Oh my goodness, where to even start with this session?! I had so much fun getting to photograph Mallory and John at their beautiful home in Glenview! Mallory is not only a sweet friend of mine, but also the incredibly talented owner and lead planner at Chi Chic Weddings & Events here in Chicago. When […]

Feb,13

A Home Session with the Powell’s Mallory + John

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A few weeks ago, I traveled to San Francisco for the second annual Tuesdays Together Leaders Retreat! I loved getting to see the Honeybook office and room with three wonderful ladies that I met at last years retreat in Charleston, SC! Go check them all out – Shaunae with Shaunae Teske Photography (Green Bay, WI leader), Callie with Komma […]

Feb,10

Rising Tide Society Leaders Retreat San Francisco - January 2017

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Can I just say that shopping for a man is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done? Because truly…guys are so hard to shop for! Girls, do you feel me?! However over the years, I’ve done tons of research. I’ve also listened and watched my husband, my dad, my brother, grooms, as well as […]

Feb,10

5 Groomsmen Gifts Ideas Practical and Memorable Gifts for Men

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Leo and Sarah chose to celebrate their beautiful wedding in downtown Philadelphia at the Ballroom at the Ben. They decided on this location so that friends and family from New Jersey, Miami, Brazil, and everything in between could join them on their special day. For months we had anticipated snow and cold temperatures, but we […]

Feb,7

A Philadelphia Wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben Leo + Sarah

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Hi friends! If you keep up with me on Instagram (and especially on Insta Stories), you’ve probably seen that I’ve been traveling for the majority of January and February! I’ve been all over …. from coast to coast, and even to Canada! I’m finally back in Chicago and am excited about getting to share photos […]

Feb,6

Philadelphia Another #nordtravels Adventure

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As a wedding photographer, I get to witness and capture some of the most precious moments in your lives. From the moment you put on your wedding dress to the moment you dance the night away, I am there, clicking away and ready to capture even the smallest of moments for you to treasure for […]

Jan,18

Best Moments Of 2016 Chicago Wedding Moments Captured

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This past Saturday afternoon, I had the chance to work with these two cuties! Naomi and David are high school sweethearts and have been engaged for 2 years now! They were so excited to have an engagement session documenting this special time in their lives.  I love any chance I get to spend time with […]

Jan,9

A Garfield Park Conservatory Engagement Session Chicago Engagement Photos

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Hi friends! Throughout the year, you get to see all the beautiful images that I take at each wedding that I photograph, but what you don’t usually get to see is all the hilarious “outtakes” or what I like to call the Behind-The-Scenes photos of me and my second shooters photographing all the gorgeousness! This […]

Dec,27

Behind The Scenes Chicago Wedding Photographer

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This past weekend I flew to New York to spend a long weekend for a girls trip! From our brunch at the Plaza to watching the Rockettes, it was an unbelievable weekend full of fun memories together. Check out all of our adventures below! The Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel You will definitely need […]

Dec,20

New York City – Girls Trip Travel and Wedding Photography

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